"Hi5 is one of the first partners we brought on board in our performance management transformation project and the energy in the room when we brought Hi5 in the first time, was absolute excitement & anticipation! That has seemed to carry through - it's now 2 months down the line and people are still using it and actively engaging it, and I'm seeing people recognise colleagues that I never would have thought would have done that. Especially not via an app.
"What I like about Hi5, first and foremost, were the people of Hi5! Having built a relationship with the people of Hi5, I got to know the platform - I think it's very progressive, it's fun, it's light, convenient and we've seen quite an impact beyond just a fun, "silly" app.
"I think [the staff] like Hi5 because it's new, different and convenient, and it creates an opportunity for them to recognise their peers in a way that is perhaps less "hard work" - it's easy and spontaneous, and a really fun app to engage with." - Linda Roos, Head of HR
"I like the Hi5 platform because you can spontaneously recognise someone, and beyond that you can thank them for what they did on the spot and you don't even have to be at your desk to do it and they get it immediately.
"The behaviour that has changed in our group since the start of Hi5? People are happier and they are willing to give each other feedback, which we didn't have before. So, people will go out of their way to look for good things that others have done so they can praise other people.
"It's more like a social media type of platform, where they get to recognise somebody and then everybody else sees the recognition. So, just like on Facebook, when everybody likes your photo then everybody else sees it; their recognition is also seen by their peers. So I think that's why [the staff] like Hi5." - Thato Matlala, HR Business 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."
"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."
"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.”