"We were originally looking for an alternative to the traditional KPI's. We saw there was a number of platforms that provide that type of functionality and we were quite keen to try Hi5, because it was a South Africa-based company and we're passionate about doing business with South African companies.
"What I like most about Hi5? Well, I think just the actual 'vibe' in the office changed significantly... everyone jokes about Hi5 now, everyone talks about it. When it gets busy sometimes the interest fades, but as soon as someone has a bit of time to give recognition they tend to go onto the platform and give recognition.
"Although we originally looked at it for the 360 reviews, the recognition is a big part of it. Employees like giving recognition as much as they like receiving recognition.
"It's always beneficial to give that recognition, because you might do a day-to-day task and someone does something great for you and you'll say, 'Oh, I should do something for that person' and you overlook it. So, to have the functionality to actually do it there and then is really useful.
"The benefits of using Hi5 in particular... I keep going back to the recognition, because it's something [that we didn't expect] - it was a value-add; we didn't look at the platform for that. But, I think we underestimated the value of having the facility to give recognition to everyone.
"It's really been great for the employee morale and the team spirit in general." - Martin Potgieter, Technical Director
Nclose is a cyber security startup in Cape Town, South Africa.
"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.”