45+ Welcome Messages To New Employees

Christina J Colclough

By Christina Colclough

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Starting a new job has never been easy. Some new hires find it stressful and out of place in their first work days, which can lead them to feel disconnected from the team.

boss shaking hands with a new employee

To this end, as a coworker or leader, you should welcome them with a heartfelt message to blur the gap. Feeling stuck for words? No worries, the welcoming messages for new staff below will get you started!

Why Should You Write A Welcome Note To New Employees?

A welcome message determines the first impression when newcomers come on board. It signals a positive workplace and helps pull new hires and other members together. Such a warm and supportive environment can encourage new employees to stay with your company for longer.

Additionally, a touching note helps newcomers blend into the culture and feel connected, especially for remote work. Imagine joining a chat group without anyone telling you what to do next. A warm welcome message is the initial step in guiding newcomers through the onboarding process or their first tasks, ensuring a smooth transition into the team.

How To Write A Meaningful Message To Welcome New Hire

Introduce new employee

A welcome email often covers various content depending on the organization. However, according to my research, there are a few key elements that must be included:

  • Short greeting:

Similar to salutation, a simple sentence like “Welcome to the dynamic team,” “Congratulations and welcome,” or “We are delighted to welcome you” will do. If you’re writing an email, add it to the subject header.

  • Additional information

As a new member, the employee might feel lost and overwhelmed, not knowing what to do next. Therefore, providing new hires with relevant additional information, such as initial duties or department organization, helps them navigate the company culture.

  • Emphasize excitement

Highlight the entire team’s genuine enthusiasm about the arrival of new hires. As far as I’ve seen, a warm environment where newcomers feel truly welcomed boosts their productivity and loyalty.

  • Closing

Use a friendly tone to indicate that you look forward to their feedback about the company culture, the team, or the position. You can also express your willingness to provide necessary support during the first few days. Either way, they are delicate gestures that can create a sense of security in the new employee.

Short Welcome Message For New Employees

  1. Welcome to [team/company], new buddy!
  2. Welcome aboard, [candidate’s name].
  3. Congratulations on your first day at work.
  4. It’s a warm welcome from [team].
  5. A big congratulations on the first day with [team/company].
  6. Thanks for taking your new role with us!
  7. We are excited to welcome you to the [team/organization].
  8. Our heartiest welcome goes to you.
  9. Congratulations on getting hired and becoming our newest team member!
  10.  Thanks for choosing to be a part of our team.
  11.  Happy joining day!
  12.  Thanks for choosing us, and welcome onboard today.
  13.  Best wishes on your first day with [team].
  14.  Glad you’re here with us.
  15.  Welcome, our new friend – we’re happy to have you as a colleague.
  16.  Happy onboard! You’re our family member now.
  17.  To a new chapter and a long career!
  18.  We’re looking forward to working with you.
  19.  Make yourself home – the entire [team/company] wishes you a warm welcome!
  20.  It’s a great day as you’ve joined us.

Welcoming Message For New Staff From Team

  1. Welcome to the team. We are delighted to work with someone as talented and dynamic as you. We’re looking forward to a long-lasting and productive relationship with you.
  2. We’re thrilled you’re joining our team. Your amazing skills and expertise will help us reach new heights. Welcome onboard!
  3. Congratulations on your first day of work! We know new challenges can be intimidating, but you can nail it. We are also here to lend you a hand whenever you need it.
  4. Thank you for being one of us. We believe that your unique abilities are our valuable asset. We cannot hide our excitement and anticipation of having you on our side for the coming days.
  5. On behalf of [team], congratulations on your new position. Our goal is to make you feel at home from day one. Don’t hesitate to ask for help or express your thoughts.
  6. Hey there, [candidate’s name]—Welcome to our team! As soon as we see your creative portfolio, we know you’ll make it to the final stage. Are you ready to embark on a journey of exciting challenges and personal growth?
  7. I wish you the best at [team]. It is our privilege to have such a fresh and talented colleague on our team. Hopefully, we will accomplish big things together.
  8. Dear [name]. We are excited to work with you soon. Your success among talented candidates is a testament to your strong potential. We hope that you will have a great time with [team]
  9. We heard that a highly qualified member is coming to us. Guess who it is? That’s right, that’s you. Please take the time to get familiar with all our friendly members, the work process, and our goals. We will always be by your side throughout this time.
  10.  Congratulations on your new job. We are glad you are a perfect addition to our young, enthusiastic, creative department. We can’t wait to laugh, cry, and fight for long-term success with you.
  11.  Welcome to the team, our shining star. We’ve heard so much about your great combination of professional skills and experience and can’t wait to see what you can do. Come to impress us now!
  12.  Happy onboard, our newest teammate. We believe you will do well with your ambitious vision and new perspective with [team]. We are eager to see what you can bring to the table and contribute to the future success.
  13.  Thank you for choosing us. We look forward to seeing you settle and grow with [team]. Don’t hesitate to reach out in the early days if you have any concerns.
  14.  Congratulations on your new job. We heard that you passed the recruitment rounds with flying colors. We couldn’t contain our excitement that you are about to go with our team. Feel at home, get to know everyone, and have fun together.
  15.  Welcome, new team member! We are honored to get to know you and collaborate on your exciting journey. Let’s develop a fruitful relationship and accomplish huge things in every step we move forward.

Welcome Note To New Employee From Manager

  1. Among talented candidates, you are the one who has left the most impression on me. Thank you for accepting the offer from [company]. Your confidence and seasoned expertise align with our culture and create a positive impact here.
  2. The warmest welcome to our dearest member! [Company] is known for its multicultural and friendly environment so that you will find good things everywhere. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your team lead. I’m looking forward to the contributions you will bring soon.
  3. It is our honor to recruit a potential employee like you. I encourage you to take on your new role, become familiar with your colleagues at [company], and embark on the path to success. If there’s anything I can do to help, don’t hesitate to tell me. Welcome on board.
  4. Congratulations on successfully passing the recruitment rounds and working at [company] today. Give it 110%, reach new heights in your career, and nurture beneficial relationships from day one.
  5. Welcome onboard, new employee! On behalf of the management team, I am glad to welcome you. After working with the HR manager on some paperwork, we have an appointment to discuss your first tasks. I know that you certainly have many surprises about your potential. I cannot wait to work with you in the future. 
  6. Let me be the first to welcome you. However, a group of hardworking and dedicated peers are anxious to meet you. May your career reach countless achievements with [company].
  7. Congratulations and welcome to [company]. We are a dynamic and adaptive business, which is also why we chose you. May you have a long and successful journey with us.
  8. Warmest of welcome, [candidate’s name]. We value your strong analytical background and positive attitude and believe they will make a difference for [company]. Do not hesitate to contact any friends on your team when you need more information or support.
  9. A hearty welcome to you, [candidate’s name]. We couldn’t be more excited to have you join us in our upcoming projects. Your dedication and work experience at the previous company are invaluable to our energetic team. Let’s grow and win together from now on!
  10.  Salutation! You’ve made it so far and landed in [company]. We are a group of enthusiastic and talented individuals, and you are about to be one of them. May you enjoy your fantastic time here.
  11.  A big welcome to you from [company]. You demonstrated your potential in the interview, which impressed me a lot. I’m eager to see what you will bring to the exciting projects coming up soon.
  12.  As your CEO, I want to express my excitement about having you join [team]. Your go-getter attitude and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to our market expansion strategy this year. Please review the email I sent you this morning about your first orientation sessions after getting to know your passionate team.

Writing Welcome Email To New Employee

The format of a welcome email has been mentioned above. However, if you still can’t figure out how to write a complete message, take this example for reference.

Email subject: A big welcome to [team].

Dear [name],

On behalf of [company and team], welcome to join us. Your attributes and remarkable skills align with our positive company culture and become a great addition to our incredible journey ahead.

Your first day of work begins on [specific date]. Below is what to expect for your employee onboarding process:

[specific onboarding program]

This email includes the employee handbook and helpful instructions. I believe these materials will help you understand our business structure, company policies, and tips for newcomers from branches.

If you have any concerns, please contact me at [email] or [phone number]. I do not think you’ve met me before, so let me introduce myself. I am [name] and your direct manager.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday. Once again, I’m delighted to have you on [team].

All the best,


[Your name]


How Do You Introduce A New Team Member?

You should write an email to notify all members before a new hire arrives. Next, build an onboarding checklist and assign everyone’s work. For newcomers, it’s best to send them a welcome message with important information. If necessary, assign a mentor to walk them through the training session.

How Can You Make A New Employee Feel Welcome?

Welcome messages are definitely a great start to making new hires feel like they belong. It’s even better if the welcome note goes with a cute small gift. Finally, be supportive and open to their wonders during their first days.


Whether from the entire team or the CEO, welcome messages set a friendly and warm tone and create a sense of belonging for newbies. They also hint at a connected and open workplace, increasing the employees’ engagement. For all these benefits, don’t forget to welcome new staff members with a simple yet impactful note.

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Christina J Colclough

Christina J. Colclough

Dr Christina J. Colclough is an expert on The Future World of Work and the politics of digital technology advocating globally for the importance of the workers’ voice. She has extensive regional and global labour movement experience, is a sought-after keynote speaker, coach, and strategist advising progressive governments and worker organisations.

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