Your first day

Welcome, human!

We’re thrilled to have you on board as a new member of the Human Made team. Over the coming days and weeks you’ll come to learn more about who we are and how we work. The handbook is your go-to place for all things Human Made, but you can also ask for support from your People Buddy, Discipline Buddy, your Manager or any other human at the company.

If you think something is missing from the handbook or needs improving, please let us have your ideas in #company-handbook in Slack. This is a living document that evolves as we evolve as a company. We are counting on your feedback to make this space useful and relevant for everyone. It does not form part of your contract of employment. 

Your first week will be all about getting you settled in at Human Made. If you’ve already been freelancing for us you’ll already be familiar with some of our processes and some of the team. But now it’s time to get you properly embedded.

1. Check in with your Manager and People Coordinator

When you join the company you’ll be assigned a manager. This is usually someone in the same functional role as you (Sales, Accounts, Engineer, PM, etc). Your manager should send you a calendar invitation or ping you on Slack to arrange a call, but, if they don’t, don’t be afraid to get in touch with them. You will also have an onboarding call with the People Coordinator where they’ll walk you through the Induction Slides and share HR related information. Your manager will help orient you with team-specific tools, walk you through your Onboarding Plan and can help you with work-related questions.

2. Get your email address

We will set you up with an email address. You will also get the instructions on how to set up your so you can send and receive from that address too. Once you have your email address you should:

  • Turn on Two-factor Authentication (2FA) for your email.
  • Set up your email signature: instructions here
  • Ensure you have a Gravatar set up for your email address and aliases.

If you have problems filling out the information required, or have not received an invite, ask Leyla or Siobhan in #company-people. If you are in APAC and neither Leyla or Siobhan are around, Dee is a GSuite administrator and should be able to help.

3. Security

For the protection of our employees and our clients, it’s crucial that you take security seriously. Here’s where to get started with security at Human Made:

  • Make sure you read our handbook page on security and follow our policy. Please report any deviations for things that are not possible. If you’re confused about anything ask your buddy for help or refer to the Help! page.

4. Access all the things

We have lots of tools and accounts which we use for both internal and external projects. You should have invites to these in your Gmail. If you need any further assistance, you can ask #company-admin or #company-people. 

The handbook contains a complete list of tools that we use regularly at Human Made. Your manager or people buddy should be able to give you access to any team-specific tools that you need.

5. Fill in your Bob Profile

We use Bob to store your employment data and documentation. You will receive an email inviting you to fill out your profile, if you have any problems filling out the information required, or have not received an invite, ask Leyla or Siobhan in #company-people.

Once your profile is complete you can begin using it to add holiday requests. Please see our Holiday Policy to read more.