During your first few days we will do everything we can to help you settle in and feel at home. We have a great culture here and the team are always happy to help so if you have any questions, just ask.


What happens on your first day / week


Monday 1st August

Arrive at office - Verity to introduce the team and show round office

Monday Morning Meeting 

HR induction with Kay / discuss chargeability with Kay

Get set up on computer and look at tools you'll need (see section below)

Run through project management process with Verity

Sit with Verity

Chat with Vicky and run through JIRA, Tempo and reporting

Chat with Adrian to run through the history, present and future of Blueleaf, including introduction to our 9 values

Chat with Chris, UX Director


Tuesday 2nd August

Stand up meeting

Review 4 week training plan with Verity

Chat with Rob, Managing Director

Chat with Sarah, Traffic Manager, about traffic management covering JIRA, Tempo, 10,000ft and Slack

Chat with Daz, Lead Back End Developer

Shadow Verity / Vicky

Chat with Jenny, Principal Strategist

Marketing chat with Kate Welch, Marketing Manager

Chat with Angel, Miroslav, Gancho and Mihail in Sofia (conference call)

Shadow Verity on client work


Wednesday 3rd August

Sit with Design team

Sit with Dev team


The rest of the time in your first week will be spent with Verity, finding out about the clients you'll be working with.



As well as the usual kit,
we will get you set up with...


We use Gmail for our work email: it ties in nicely with Calendar and Drive.

Once you have logged into your account we will send you the details for all the other apps we use - please see Verity for the password to your email.

Your email address is


Slack is the system we use for all our internal communications. Slack uses "channels" rather than direct emails which dramatically cuts down the number of emails we send and receive and keeps everyone in the loop.

There are a number of channels that you will be automatically added to which are listed below. Feel free to look at all the channels and see which you fancy joining!

#ama - for asking any burning questions to Rob and Adrian
#bl-1er-ideas - for suggest improvements we can make
#bl-general - for team-wide communications and announcements
#bl-retail news - to see Blueleaf's tweets, press and other industry news
#bl-slackdos - for paying kudos to members of the team
#bl-tannoy - a broadcast channel for anyone to send out business updates
#lunch orders - for ordering your lunch every day if you'd like to
#random - a place for non-work banter, links and articles or interest or humour

Your login will be emailed to you


JIRA is another system that is fundamental to the day-to-day running of Blueleaf.

All our projects and timesheets are managed through it and we use it to store key information.

Your login will be emailed to you

Hubspot CRM

Hubspot is where we keep track of all the people we meet. Whether they're clients, partners, potential recruits or peers we record them by popping them in Hubspot and tagging them appropriately.

This is so we know who we've contacted, when and why. Marketing Manager Kate has a 'Hubspot bible' which she'll share with you - this lets you know all the tags we use and what they mean.

Your login will be emailed to you

SAS Protect

SAS Protect is our online HR system. It's private so nobody can log into your system except you and our HR team. You can look up our policies, view your contract, book your holidays and manage sickness.

Kay will send you your log-in; have a look around and let her know if you have any questions. Once you're happy you've got all the information you need, please sign your contract and tick the boxes to let us know you've read our HR policies.

Please can you do this by Monday 15th August
Your login will be emailed to you


We use 10,000ft for scheduling everyone's work and this is managed by Sarah, our Traffic Manager.

At the start of each week, Sarah will go though your schedule with you.

To be able to view 10,000ft:
Your login is schedule@blue-leaf.co.uk Your password is blueleaf