We’ll help you to get a pension and make contributions to it if you’re a full-time employee or a full-time contractor. Due to the global distribution of our team, the implementation details will vary depending on how and where you’re employed.

As much as we are able, we’ve settled on a 9% total contribution, with 4% from Human Made and 5% from your salary.


In countries where we have a company and can thus employ people directly, we provide workplace pensions.


In Australia, superannuation is paid at the statutory rate of 9.5%. You don’t need to do anything to get this.


In the UK, we’re enrolled with NEST to provide workplace pensions inline with the new enrolment rules. As this is a new scheme, it’s being rolled out in stages. During the roll-out phase (before April 2019), you have two options:

  1. Auto-enroll at the base level and increase up the top-level slowly.
    HM’s Contribution Your Contribution Total Contribution
    Oct 16 1% 1% 2%
    Apr 18* 2% 3% 5%
    Apr 19* 4% 5% 9%

    *previously Oct ’17 & Oct ’18

  2. Jump straight to the top-level, a 9% total contribution with 5% from your salary and 4% from HM.

From October 2016 you’ll have been automatically enrolled on option 1. If you’d like to jump to the maximum level before April 2019 just let Zoe know.

It’s also worth noting, that currently, option 1 is only calculated on “qualifying earnings”.

We calculate contributions based on your qualifying earnings. This means your annual earnings that fall between £6,032 and £46,350.

Option 2 (the top level) is calculated on “all earnings”.

Please login to your NEST account to see more details including opting out, stopping contributions, etc.


In the US, we have a 401k plan with Captain401. Once you have enrolled with TriNet (our US payroll provider) you will be sent an email invite enabling you to sign up with Captain401. We will match contributions up to 4% of your salary.


If you’re not employed directly by one of our companies then we’ll match contributions up to 4% of your agreed rate into whatever personal/private pension you might have.

If you have questions regarding Pension contributions please direct them to Zoe.