Leavers Policy

If you are leaving Human Made we want to make sure the whole process is fair and runs smoothly.

1. HOW DO I NOTIFY THAT I AM LEAVING?

You need to give written notice to Tom, Joe or Noel that you are leaving. This may take the form of a letter or an email. Even if you have already discussed your plans verbally, you also need to give formal written notice too.

If we are terminating your contract we need to give you formal written notice.

2. HOW MUCH NOTICE DO I NEED TO GIVE TO LEAVE?

Unless stated otherwise in your contract the following notice periods apply.

Either of us can terminate your employment in the first two years of continuous employment by giving two week’s notice in writing.

After that time, either of us can terminate your employment by giving written notice of one week for each complete year of continuous employment, up to a maximum of 12 week’s notice after 12 years or more.

We will happily consider any requests for a shorter notice period and will make a decision based on the particular circumstances.

If you leave before the notice period without agreement we will deduct a day’s salary for each day of notice not worked.

3. DO I HAVE TO WORK DURING MY NOTICE PERIOD?

We may, at our discretion, choose to pay your salary in lieu of notice from an agreed date of termination. Otherwise you will need to work out your notice period as normal.

4. WILL I GET CHANCE TO GIVE FEEDBACK?

If you are willing, we would like to have an exit discussion with you before your leaving date. Hopefully you are leaving for positive reasons, however if there is anything about Human Made that you have been unhappy about or any suggestions that have not already mentioned then we would like to hear about them. Areas that could be covered are:

  • Job role
  • Personal development, appraisal and support
  • Working environment
  • Any other comments or suggestions

It is also good chance to discuss your future plans and how we can stay in touch and benefit each other in the future.

5. HOW WILL I GET PAID?

You will receive your final salary payment including any outstanding expenses and payment for any unused days of leave due (as agreed with Tom, Joe or Noel) at the month end after your final day of work.

6. WHAT ABOUT MY EQUIPMENT?

If you have electronic or other equipment purchased by the company that you wish to keep, you will need to notify Tom, Joe or Noel prior to your leaving date. We will then come to an agreement with you. We are generally happy for you to keep most items of equipment; however we may make a charge for them depending on initial cost and age.

We will also need to ensure that no confidential information remains on the electronic equipment.

7. ACTIONS FOR HUMAN MADE

Prior to final day:

Agree leaving date
Agree what equipment will be kept and any charge for it
Remove confidential information from any equipment that is being retained
Discuss any handover of work
Notify any relevant clients
On or after final day:

Collect any office keys
Delete user logins as necessary
Remove from company website
Remove from discussion groups
Remove any equipment that is being kept from the asset register as necessary