Welcome on board!
We believe that the right onboarding of new employees is key to their development. We do our best to make it as comprehensive as possible. What does this mean?
The onboarding starts on the day you are hired and lasts around 3 months. It is the time of getting to know each other, from a formal and a not-so-formal side.
First weeks at HL Tech
On the first day of work we invite you to visit our office in Warsaw (even if you are about to work remotely and you don’t live in the capital). The day is dedicated to completing all formal matters related to employment such as paperwork, occupational health and safety, or picking up your computer and checking if everything works.
On this day you usually meet your buddy and your direct manager. Having lunch together (paid by the company) is a good opportunity to get to know each other :) The rest of the onboarding takes place remotely. During the first weeks you participate in many meetings and get to know a lot of people. You are introduced to the company’s strategy, get to know the tools and technologies that we use, as well as the general rules of cooperation. Obviously, you also join a specific team and get to know the project. Thanks to this process you feel less stressed and we have a chance to get to know you better :)
Visiting Hargraves Lansdown
During the pandemic, this part of onboarding was suspended. We are waiting for the green light to resume it.
Every new employee spends several days at our headquarters in Bristol. This is a very important part of the onboarding process, which allows you to get to know one of the largest financial institutions in the UK at its core. Within these few busy days, new employees take part in a series of meetings, during which they learn the basics of the HL business, including the range of services provided to clients. This will ensure that the work we carry out in Warsaw, over 1,800 km away, is not detached from reality. A trip to Bristol is also an opportunity to meet people and integrate. This is important as you will soon work closely with the people from the headquarters.
The Buddy Programme
A “Buddy” is an employee who will take you under his or her wing in the early stage of your employment. It is a person you can turn to with any question or concern. You have the right to not know “what, where, and how.” Your buddy, being a seasoned employee, will know the answers to most of your questions – if not, he will be able to refer you to the right person. It is also a person with whom you will probably eat many lunches and drink many coffees while getting to know the company from a less formal side.