Work From Home Kits For Employees

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the push to flatten the curve to reduce the spread of the virus many companies and businesses are implementing work from home policies for employees and staff. Making this transition as easy possible while maintaining a connection is important.

Work from home kits are a great way to provide employees with tools they need to be productive, yet also still feel like they are part of a team and still connected to the company and their colleagues.

Not everyone already has a home office set up. Selecting items that will make working remotely or from home an easy transition for everyone is the first step. Notebooks and pens are a logical first step. These fun desk in a box kits come prefilled with a variety of useful items that most people don’t have lying around at home. Mouse pads that serve a dual purpose, such as notepad or wireless qi charger, along with a wireless mouse and multi port usb hub could round the kit. Bluetooth speakers that can be used for conference calls (or to help drown out household noise) or bluetooth earbuds and headphones help cut down on distractions and make communicating with team members or clients easier. As they may be spending more time in front of a computer, blue blocker glasses will help relieve eye strain.

This Bluetooth speaker features a built in microphone for hands free calling, perfect for conference calls, webinars or zoom meetings.

Functional items are important, but so is a little fun and creativity to help lighten the mood. How about a fun hat or shirt imprinted with “this is my work from home uniform”? Stress balls and squeeze toys, travel mugs (we can help you personalize those with each individuals name, making it easier to keep up with when they return to work), pedometers to encourage everyone to get outside or to make sure they are getting some exercise each day or something aromatherapy inspired to help ease this stressful situation.

Once you have all your items selected, let’s look at how to package and deliver everything.

Packing all items into a bag is a practical way to deliver the gifts. If employees don’t have a dedicated office space, this offers them a solution to move everything from the kitchen table or living room in the evening to keep all their work safe and in one place. Then when they “commute” back to work in the morning everything is right there in the bag. We can even personalize bags with their name so when they do return to the office they know which bag is theirs. Personalization is available on select bags such as the duffel bag below. Let us know if you would like to see other bags that are available with individual names.

Personalizing the bag with an individual’s name makes this a long lasting and useful item even after they return to the office. This option is available on several of our bag styles.

Another option is printed boxes that can be mailed or shipped directly to each employee. Depending on the items selected, we can insert foam into the box to securely hold items or use other packaging as needed. Already have some swag in your office you would like to include? We can do that as well.

We can kit your items and drop ship directly to each employee so you don’t have to distribute them or have employees come back to the office to pick them up.

Let us help you put together a Remote Work kit that will fit your needs and those of your employees or staff. Call or email today to get started.

Need to get items out quick? Tell us what the most important items are that your employees need help set up their remote office and we find a pre-made kit to help fill those needs.

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Some Assembly Required

My Dad didn’t “assemble” anything when I was growing up.  Nothing.  My mother tells the story that they went to  buy a bike for me at Christmas and when the salesperson  brought it out of the back it was in a box. My Dad refused to take it.  He told them he bought the one on the floor that was assembled and if that wasn’t what he was getting, then he wasn’t buying.  Thankfully the store gave in or I would have been a really disappointed kid on Christmas morning.

While this example may be a little extreme, many people approach their marketing the same way.  If you want a cohesive marketing plan you have to “assemble” all the right parts.  You can’t expect everything to be handed to you in a neat little “pre assembled” package and it work perfectly for your specific needs.

Think about your end goal (the assembled bike).  Is it to introduce a new product, make people aware of a service you offer, draw a crowd to a grand opening, get more traffic at your trade show booth, increase your visibility on social media?  Maybe you need to cut lost time accidents in the workplace, increase employee morale, reward staff for the completion of a large project, announce a merger.  The goal is what ever you need it to be- and it’s ok if you have more than one goal.  The important thing it to clearly identify the goal so you know what “parts” you need to put together to reach that goal.

Now, lay out all the parts you might need (even if it’s just in your head).  Print, direct mail, email campaign, radio or TV advertising, promotional products, packaging, delivery, follow up, etc.  This is just the review part.   Look at all the options you can use then start narrowing it down.  You don’t have to use every “part” (this is not true when assembling a bike, just saying).    Kinda like this:

assembly

What key elements do you need; what parts are crucial to the outcome.  Think of this as the “frame”.

For example, if you want to draw potential clients to your trade show booth, then you really need to focus on your actual booth first.  Do you need a backdrop, lights, shelving, brochure display, a table and chair to sit down with clients or will a table cover with your logo and an retractable banner work?

Now that you have your frame, are you just going to stand behind the table and hope people stop? No, not if you expect to be successful.  What “parts” do you need to get people to the event or to get those registered to stop at your booth?  A pre-show mailer? Social media campaign? Booth giveaway?   Brochures of your product/services? Samples?  An in-booth game to get people involved?  Free popcorn?

So you had a great booth, people loved your product and took away samples or information. Now what?  Social media follow up?  Direct mail piece to those that stopped by? Packaged gift to your top leads?

This last portion is the key to showing a nice ROI.  Sure, all the other pieces fit together and work and can get you to your goal. However,  the follow up is like the bike bell, not totally necessary to the function of the bike, but it lets everyone know you are around.  It makes noise and gets attention.

You can take this concept and apply it to any marketing or business goal you have- frame, parts, bell.  It’s a very simplified breakdown, but an easy way to remember to think about the finished product as a whole and to plan out the assembly before you start.  Then you can ride away on that shiny bike ringing your bell.

Need help with the assembly?  Give us a call, email or chat with us on our website and we can work with you to help you put all the parts together to achieve your goal.

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