This week we welcome guest blogger Hannah Noble, Human Resources Assistant as she shares her experiences as a new grad and why she chose to work at Sigma Systems:
Being a new grad, I was very excited and a little anxious to start my career. With some work experience from my undergraduate co-op program under my belt, I knew I wanted to work for a fast-paced software company that really values their employees. This is when I came across Sigma Systems. At Sigma, they take great pride in their employees. The HR team works hard to provide the best employee experience possible, which is very evident on their career page and what attracted me to work here in the first place. On Sigma’s website, they proudly display their achievements for winning the 2015 Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers, and the Greater Toronto’s Top 2015 Employers awards. As I was interviewing, I had the opportunity to learn more. From employee engagement initiatives – like their annual summer event – to their core values that were created based on employee feedback, Sigma truly believes their employees hold very high value, which is why I chose to join the Sigma team!
In my first few days at Sigma, I took note of how useful the onboarding process is! From day one, I was matched up with a buddy through Sigma’s Mentorship Program. This program is in place to help new employees feel connected to the Sigma family right from the first day. My Buddy isn’t from the same team as me and this has provided me with the opportunity to interact with other employees I may not have had the chance to in my day to day job. On day one, I was also provided with a detailed schedule of my onboarding program which included meeting with each one of my team members individually to get to know them (some of whom are in the United Kingdom and India), and participating in a two-part product overview session. The onboarding program has given me a great foundation to help introduce me to the culture and better understand my role at Sigma. A bonus: the commute to Sigma is great. Being right across from Union makes coming to work so convenient!
Something I’ve learned over the past two months is that Sigma is very transparent with their employees. Employees are kept in the loop of important events and announcements and there is a strong emphasis on unity. This is one of the reasons why I love working here and why it is such a great place for new grads to start their careers!
Along with the awesome culture, Sigma also has a very large global community. This creates lots of opportunities to learn from different cultures around the world. I’m really looking forward to gaining a global perspective and taking part in the amazing opportunities here at Sigma to learn and develop!