"So, M&C Saatchi Abel is a marketing communications advertising agency group. We’ve got a number of agencies within our stable and probably up to 200+ employees across the different companies in the group.
"What I particularly love about Hi5, especially in my role - from the back end, setting up the systems and managing it - [is that] in the past it has been a heavily administrative paper nightmare and a mountain of work. So, certainly if you look at just streamlining those efficiencies it’s cut down our time in the back end to set up, manage, help & equip our people to do this, probably by weeks if not a month, to consolidate and simplify that process.
"[Hi5 has made it] a lot easier! And I think certainly for our people it’s a very easy platform, user-friendly, intuitive. It’s very easy to get it kick-started in a couple of weeks or a month later to get all the data consolidated to give really rich insights & data that we can use to better understand our own people.
"[What I love about Hi5 is] I think absolutely the Hi5 feature in terms of recognising peers and our people and what they do every day. If you can’t rely on managers to spot who’s working every weekend, who’s done what and actively encourage all of our staff every single day... whether it be a small gesture on an e-mail that says 'Thank you!' or the public wall on Hi5 that says 'this person deserves a shout-out' and why don’t other people back that.
"It’s an active thing, so people can engage with it every single day as opposed to evaluation of the feedback on a quarterly or bi-yearly basis.” - Wouter Lombard, former Advertising Business Consultant & Talent Partner
"Hi5 can be used to drive different streams of employee engagement... it's become a part of our culture and enabled us to reward people who really deserve to be rewarded."
"Everybody loves recognition and that was something that was lacking in our business."
"We use Hi5 because we believe in the power of recognition & showing gratitude to people who do great work and contribute to team members and building their careers."
"What I love about Hi5 is that it creates a sense of cohesion, so it brings the team together."
"People are happier and they are willing to give each other feedback, which we didn't have before."
"It works for our business and it really has driven an amazing culture through the team."
"Hi5 motivates us; it gives us a positive outlook about ourselves, because other people are seeing it."
"It's a cool concept to spread the happiness around and to know what's happening in the company."
"Hi5 has been a breath of fresh air - it's easy, it's quick and gives immediate feedback."
“It pushes you to actually give recognition, which you wouldn’t usually do.”