"As our business has grown, it's become very difficult for me as the CEO to know what's going on in the trenches. It's difficult for me to identify employees that are high performers.
"Before we rolled out Hi5, the only way that I could find out that information is if I was standing at the water cooler or at the coffee machine and someone said, 'Ah, it's amazing what Jess did today!' (as an example) and then I could go over to Jess and say, 'I heard about what you did, it's amazing, well done!' And that means a lot to the employee.
"So, my favourite thing about Hi5 is that the team are nominating each other constantly and I actually get alerted constantly to amazing performance, and I can go and show appreciation for that. Obviously by doing that it encourages the team to do more.
"Since rolling out Hi5, I think the employees are feeling more appreciated, so I've definitely seen an improvement in employee happiness and in culture - it's been great since we've rolled out Hi5.
"I think the reason why the co-workers and the team enjoy using Hi5, is because there can be an element of being in the inner circle (a bit of favouritism), where the same people get mentioned constantly, and maybe that's just because they are more extroverted than everybody else. But, with Hi5, it's very easy, it's gamified and they can recognise each other - whether you're the quiet person in the corner, you may be doing amazing work and your colleagues are nominating you an making you feel special." - Daryn Smith, Co-founder & CEO
"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."
"It’s very easy to get Hi5 kick-started in a couple of weeks ... really rich insights & data that we can use to better understand our own people."
"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.”