Getting Started Guide: Recruitment and HR

To build the teams that build a world changing Movement. The hidden power in every corner of our community, behind the achievements of every person and team. All success begins here. Tools: Getting Started Guide - Goals and Roadmap - Files - Join the Team


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Welcome! This is the nucleus of everything, all of our efforts to unite humanity to achieve a happier, friendlier and safer future begin with you here. Here (working with the Data Analytics team) we monitor every team and project, supporting all members and directing energy where its needed, when its needed, to reach the currently desired productivity levels to achieve each goal.

Mission Statement

Anyone, or any group, who share our vision and Community Values are welcome to join us. Your mission is to grow the capacity our community has to bring more peace and well-being to the world, through finding excellent new members and onboarding them into our culture and practices. Supporting and enabling them to achieve the dreams they had when they joined our movement.


Positive and encouraging. Guiding members and shaping their contributions to achieve the aims of the hopeful mission they’ve embarked upon.


Join the Team

Joining the team means other members can reach out to you when they want feedback on their work and suggestions, or to ask if anyone can help with a UX related task. If you want to be actively engaged you should join this team so we recommend everyone begins as a member, then if it’s not how you want to be involved you can drop out later.

Current Team Tasks

To find, discuss and post specific tasks click the ‘Tasks’ tab of the recruitment tag or the Human-Resources tag

Tasks should be broken into self-contained actionable slices of 30mins to 1hr so people from around the world can contribute in bite-sized time contributions, rather than excluding those who aren’t able to commit large amount of time - or allowing good intentions to take on large tasks which become a heavy weight to bare and push members to quit due to guilt out when they realise they have taken on too much. Smaller tasks can be strung together in stages, so if you want to take on a large task in one week just move all of the string over to ‘Sprint’ and assign them to yourself.

Please try to keep to the 30min - 1hr rule when posting tasks. If your task is large and you can’t break them up into smaller self contained tasks, then you can add [Discussion] at the beginning of the title so the team knows the task needs to be discussed and then broken into self-contained tasks. For example: ‘create a video to explain our project to the world’ is a big task so it would begin as a [Discussion].

note: some users are seeing this tab called ‘Board’. Its a bizarre bug we’re working to solve

Stages: HR and Recruitment Goals

Stage 1 (current):

Priorities: Onboard experts in each field and trainees, cultivating a positive and pro-active attitude in each team is essential as it set the culture for later as the community grows.

Changing the culture is easy at the beginning, but much harder once it becomes deeply embedded, new members should arrive into a supportive, encouraging and efficient team culture.

  • 9 active members each week in each Core Team each taking an agreed role and responsibility within the Team. The red categories if you click ‘Categories’ in the menu
  • 9 active members in each key project. Green Categories
  • Begin to build and test ‘Public Happiness Creator’ training courses where members complete challenges and tasks to become trained in creating happiness around them. Focusing on learning a self-chosen professional skill, and improving their mental and physical well-being, whilst learning to create more peace and well-being where they live. This is intended to be a complete life upgrade.
  • Working with the Data and Statistics Team to design systems and tools to improve our ability to monitor and support each team, project and community member.

Stage 2:
We begin opening the community up so there are more people in each group operating on a flexible task oriented format. Many users float into each team and project, and our role is to guide these users and help them to support our nucleus of experts and trainees who are powering each area forwards.

Stage 3: Reputation Weighted Decentralised Governance
The teams and projects are completely fluid now. Anyone from anywhere in the world can arrive and take any unassigned task. Continuity is maintained by our reputation system, meaning that those who have actively contributed the most to the community have the most influence over each project and team, as they understand best how we work. A total free-for-all would lead to projects constantly losing momentum as new members arrive with suggestions that interrupt the flow of work leading to endless debate rather than efficient progress. New suggestions are welcome of course, but it up to that member to create a vote and convince their peers via discussion in their vote thread, that their suggestion is the best way forwards - where they won’t interrupt the current workflow.

Target Groups

  1. Students who have lots of free time, are largely altruistic and looking for dreams to chase. Many have an enthusiasm to practice the skills they are using in the real world and become better at their chosen career. They often also want to base their coursework around tasks with us because they get professionals joining in to support them, and they have to do the work anyway so its great to see it realised and creating some good in the world. They can also point to the real world project’s they’ve build while studying when they enter the job market afterwards.

  2. Professionals in cold, meaningless industries. Many of our members join in because they want to use their work skills to do something good for the world, rather than just making their CEO richer. These experienced members are high value and excellent to have their skills applied to advancing our mission and movement.

  3. Nomads, Hitch-hikers, Freelancers. Groups who are always looking for fun activities and ways to meet the most positive and friendly people locally. Our Positive Action Activities and Gatherings Map are the most powerful tool ever created for meeting amazing positive and kind-hearted local people, and when they spread happiness together they advance our mission to bring peace and well-being into the world.

  4. Pro-active volunteering people. The type that are always searching for projects like ours to join.

  5. Summer Camps. Every year AmeriCamp, Camp America, Camp Leaders, BUNAC and CCUSA send millions of young adults to kids camps to run activities, and then rush to train them in one or two weeks when they arrive. If we partner with those companies, or with the Directors at individual camps, they can have their future staff create Positive Action Activities where they live using our approved activities. See them in action via the videos they create and make suggestions to help them improve as leaders. By posting activities on our Gatherings Map they gain experience leading groups in very similar activities before arriving. The camps and kids get better staff, and we attract members likely to have an abundance of positive energy, and also likely to want to carry on with our Movement afterwards. This is a high value connection.

Our Own Channels

  • r/webdevjobs. Used to help web developers in our teams find jobs via a stickied post with their profiles and a message of thanks. Also as a pull mechanism to bring more developers into our community
  • r/filmvideo_jobs. Currently inactive. Used to help video creators in our teams find jobs via a stickied post with their profiles and a message of thanks. Also as a pull mechanism to bring more video creators into our community

Team Culture

This is an open community where you can define your own role. To be most effective here we promote a culture of defining our own roles.

  • Make your own choices on how you can best take action to advance the community
  • Tell people what you are going to do.
  • Listen to their feedback and ideas to strengthen your idea
  • Find tasks others need help with by clicking the ‘tasks’ tab (this is also where to make your suggestions.


Step 1. Click ‘Tasks’
Step 2. Assign a card to yourself, or create a new task
Step 3. Move it into ‘Doing’
step 4. If the task isn’t complete by 2 weeks please move it back into the list it came on so that others can tackle it. (note. it shouldn’t go in Sprint if its going to take you longer than 2 weeks)

Please use the Calendar

  • Click the ‘Calendar’ tab and set times you want to contribute to our mission here
  • Even if you change them later it is a huge help to set your intentions. Members who do this are always the ones who stick around and become important members of our community.
  • Set a monthly, weekly or bi-weekly reminder in your calendar to repeat regularly
  • Check out when others will be online and arrange collaborations and video meetings with them

Collaborating with other Teams

You may also want to involve other teams to help solve the task by adding their tag. For example: ‘UI’, ‘Graphic-Design’, ‘Copy-Writing’, ‘UX’.

If you need support from another team then your suggestion is probably not ready to be posted as a self contained ‘task’, so consider tagging it as a discussion and adding [Discussion] to the beginning of the title.

Its also often a good idea to tag their team in the post to get more eyes on it using the @ key


This community is a great place for learning a new skill. Read about Tag-Intersections to find out how to add the #learning tag to the # tag for your skill to find or post:

  • Great learning resources
  • Others to learn with
  • Experienced developers who want to support, mentor and offer guidance to those earlier on the same path
  • Free or discounted courses to get qualifications
  • Tasks posted suitable for beginners, and with experienced devs to check and give feedback

Other Rewards

Its definitely best to join in because you want to see the changes it can bring to the world, and be part of a fun, positive and pro-active community.

We also invite anyone who plays a significant role into our team page, and are enthusiastic to support you if it helps your resume building:

Everyone who completes any tasks will be rewarded with Public Happiness Tokens at launch. We don’t guarantee they’ll ever be worth anything, tbh they are an experimental tool to add more fuel to drive the vision. I’m increasingly confident though.

Monitoring Teams and Projects

(note: potential confusion could be caused here as our platform is currently still using categories until the Ruby on Rails team finishes updating the plugins required to switch to 100% tag navigation)

This requires a short read on tag-intersections. If you add the tag “team” to a skill or project you will be able to see the established roles and who has claimed them, or you can assign members to them. This enables you to have a reasonable overview over every team and project to help your planning.

More powerful tools are being built for you so you can monitor team/project productivity without having to view their boards manually, which will also make it easier for super star moments, like when a project is going to miss a target date but they haven’t noticed yet, and like a omnipresent hand you subtly put ads out or encourage more members to join that team and help them hit their goal without ever knowing you were the hero… or tell them how you’re amazing and solved it for them, either way is fine :wink:

Keep it Groovy

Our efforts to create change are very serious, but our delivery is always positive, fun and cool.

‘If its not fun it’s not sustainable’ - Gary Lachance, The Decentralised Dance Party


Each team has their own documentation section where you should find best practices for each task that isn’t unique. If any task may need to be repeated in the future, please create documentation for it.

Good documentation is a simple guide for how you completed the task that anyone can copy in the future. You don’t have to follow the guide in the documentation if you’d like to do it your own way.

If you achieve a successful outcome doing it your own way rather than following existing documentation, please comment what you did below the original and the results you had.

Not sure what to do?

If you’ve run out of tasks to do or aren’t sure where to start, most Teams have simple repeating tasks which benefit their mission and the overall PHM community. These will have been done hundreds or thousands of times before so the process will be well documented.

To find them, check the ‘Backlog’ column in the Tasks and look for any beginning with ‘Repeating Task’, or use the search function and search for ‘Repeating Task’