Learn how employees using Bamboo HR for the first time will receive an email that allows them to create a password and access their account and also receive a link for the organization's BambooHR platform for easy access.
- [Instructor] You're likely watching this course because your organization uses the BambooHR platform and provides access to its employees. Now in order to get started, you'll first need to activate your account. You should receive an email from BambooHR prompting you to create your account. Let's see what this email looks like and what you need to do. So here's an example of the email. It's an email received by Marcus Wellsville, an employee at our KinetEco organization, prompting him to create his account. Notice here that it first asks you to create a password which you can do by clicking on the link provided right here where it says "Choose password." Now when this email is sent out, you'll have 24 hours to respond to it.
I'm going to click here, and you'll notice that I didn't respond to that within 24 hours, but that's okay. We can click on request new link, and enter in our email. Once you've done that, they'll send a password reset email to you, in which you can do the same thing. So here is that email saying, "Hi, Marcus, "it looks like you need to reset your password." And I'm going to click on Reset Password. Since you'll be able to access sensitive, personal information, and perform work-related tasks from within your BambooHR account, you're going to want to make sure that you have secured your account by creating a powerful password.
Notice the guidelines here: it has to be eight or more characters, at least one number, an upper-case letter, and a lower-case letter. So I'm going to go ahead and type in a password here, and you'll need to confirm that password. When you're done, click on Reset Password, or Enter, and this brings me to my BambooHR account. As you can see here, this is the account for Marcus Wellsville. Now I'm going to navigate back to that original email that we had, and notice on the bottom that it says after you choose a password, you can access your account at, and it will give you a specific link, one that likely has your company name in it.
In my case here, it is https://kineteco.bamboohr.com. This would be a good URL to remember, or add it as a bookmark, because it's the easiest way to access your BambooHR account from here on out. I'm going to go ahead and click on that link, and as you can see, it brings me to my BambooHR account. Here is where you either log in or if you're already logged in, it will show you your account. Next, let's take a look at the BambooHR platform.
- Accessing your BambooHR account
- Editing personal information
- Requesting time off
- Calculating your time off balances
- Using the company directory
- Onboarding and training
- Using the BambooHR mobile app