Kathy Carrick (HR, Marketing & Operations Manager at GlueData) shares insights into managing & scaling a leading SAP Data Solutions company during COVID-19.
Management & HR teams are looking for a simple way to integrate recognition into their company culture, but are bogged down with laborious admin: emails, spreadsheets & iffy nomination processes.
With many organisations using Office 365 products and choosing Microsoft Teams as a platform for collaboration, file-sharing and communication, it only makes sense that we would start receiving requests from Hi5 customers for an integration with Teams. Hi5 is a simple, fun app for building a culture of recognition and ongoing feedback in your company.
It’s super easy to add the Hi5 app to your Teams toolbar (just click on the 3-dot menu on the left and then search for ‘Hi5’ in the Teams app store, then click ‘Add’), and once done you’re able to log into your Hi5 account and start giving Hi5’s.
A Hi5 is your recognition message given to one or more co-workers to celebrate and show your appreciation for excellent work or key positive behaviours. You can personalise your Hi5 message with an image and emoji, too.
Last but not least, if the Admin has added the company’s values to the Hi5 account, you can also tag the company values that the Hi5 exemplifies. You don’t have to break your workflow by leaving Teams to give valuable company-wide recognition to your co-workers.
All Hi5’s given in Teams are shared in a designated channel and allows for Hi5 Backing (acknowledgement or agreement).
Each user can access their Hi5 Profile to keep track of the recognition they’ve given and received.
Moreover, you can add a Leaderboard tab to your Team which updates in real-time and helps you to highlight top givers in your company or department.
The Hi5 Notice Board shows a calendar view of all the important deadlines, events and announcements that have been added to your Hi5 company account.
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Co-workers are able to view and complete the Pulses they’ve been assigned to in Microsoft Teams.
We’ve added a nifty Hi5 Bot to our MS Teams app, which gives you immediate access to all our Teams app features, including subscribing yourself to receive notifications about new Hi5’s, Notices, Events and Pulses that have been posted.
Simply type ‘help’ in your Teams chat and choose ‘add-notifications’ to stay up to date!
Using Hi5 on Microsoft Teams means managers are freed up from admin and can easily check on real-time recognition data and post on the company calendar, while team members enjoy celebrating each other with Hi5’s and giving valuable feedback — all without leaving Microsoft Teams.
The Hi5 Awesome package is FREE for up to 20 users for a limited time and starts from $2 upwards. Hi5 Business allows for unlimited Pulse surveys to be created and starts from $5 upwards.