Things People Managers Must Know
- 1.Managing and approving: Time Off. Our culture is high trust and results-focused. We want people to take time away to relax, think and come back energized and willing to bring their best self to work. As a people manager, it is important to consistently iterate and define what vacation-ready means for your team. All time-off requests should be recorded in BambooHR.
- 2.Location change requests: Staff agreements are conditioned upon the country/region of residence noted in a staff member's contract. Location change requests should be discussed with HR and your MLT member prior to providing written approval. Staff must receive written approval from the Company prior to a country/region relocation.
Hiring Managers are responsible for identifying when a role is needed, creating an ISP if headcount is not approved, and aligning all key stakeholders, including the interview panel, on the Ideal Candidate Profile(ICP). This alignment includes panel focus areas ahead of, and as needed during, the interview processes.
Hiring Manager resources
We strive to provide a smooth onboarding experience that enables new hires into a safe and compliant working environment with a strong sense of belonging. Managers should familiarize themselves with onboarding in order to appropriately fill in any gaps for their new staff member. New staff members will have an Onboarding Checklist of activities to complete and join during their first 90 days.
We will continue to iterate and add activities to the Onboarding Program. Managers should review these responsibilities ahead of every new hire joining Mattermost.
- Complete the onboarding template prior to your new staff member's start date. Managers play a large role in setting their new direct report up for success and making them feel welcome by setting clear expectations and preparing the team and internal stakeholders for how they can help new colleagues integrate and connect organizationally and culturally.
- AOR clarity: Identify AORs that are relevant for your new hire, and indicate any AORs that your new hire will DRI or act as backup DRI. As needed, clarify AOR transitions with internal stakholders ahead of your new hire's start date. See AOR page Include the interview panel and their respective focus areas.
- Assign an Onboarding Peer: The Onboarding Peer or peers should be an individual or group of people that can help answer questions about the team, department and Mattermost. In many ways, an Onboarding Peer may be an end-boss for specific AORs. Managers should ask permission of a potential Onboarding Peer prior to assignment.
- Introduce our new staff member in the Welcome Channel using #newcolleague. Note: all new hires are asked to complete a short bio and share with their Managers. Managers should include this bio in the welcome message.
- Review list of key internal partners the new staff member will work with and who the new staff member should set up meetings with during their first month or two.
- Mattermost channels: Ensure your team member is added to appropriate channels based on team and role.
- Team cadences: Review specific team cadences, operating norms and relevant playbooks.
- Align on role responsibilities and expectations.
- 90-day New Colleague Feedback: Managers are notified to kick off the New Colleague Review Process on their new staff member's 65th day. The feedback will include a summary of the new staff member's responsibilities during the first 90 days. Managers should communicate these responsibilities to the new staff member during their first week.
- Deliver New Colleague Feedback.
- Performance Reviews: Managers will be invited to a High Output Management Managers Session ahead of writing a Performance Evaluation. Managers will need to read the required chapter of High Output Management ahead of the Session. The book is also a part of the Additional Training Resources recommended for new Managers. It's suggested to read the book during onboarding or upon becoming a Mnager at Mattermost.
- Performance Feedback: Communicating explicitly is key in managing remote staff and teams and feedback is one of the most important tools a Manager has to set individuals and teams up for success.