HR company feed: Employee shout outs

Overview

As an employee, your coworkers may step in and assist you with an urgent customer phone call, or even stay back at work for a few hours to help you finish your current project. In these scenarios shouting out your coworkers is a good way to give the recognition for the extra work they have put it to help you in your role and in meeting your deliverables.

The shout Outs feature on the company feed allows you to do just this, post a public message to either your team or the whole organisation thanking a coworker for their help. You can also use this feature to comment on a shout post made by yourself or another employee, and if you made the comment, delete this information if needed.

HR Best Practice

You would use this feature as an informal means to show your appreciation to your colleagues and teammates for any hard work they have put in. Remember, there is no approval step before the HR platform shares the shout-out to the company feed, therefore please review the contents before posting the message.

Creating a culture that promotes shout-outs boosts morale and ensures employees feel appreciated for the work they do. Should you wish to send a more formal recognition that links to the Company Values within your organisation, you can use the Recognition feature.  

Availability

HR Plan:   Free   Standard   Premium   Platinum
Payroll Plan:   Standard   Premium

Getting started

Creating a shout out
  1. Click the Shout Out and Recognise your Peers! button.
  2. Click the Give a Shout Out button.
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  3. In the text box, type in your shout out message.

    Helpful Hint

    Typing @ into the text field, followed by an employee's name, will tag that employee in the shout out. Shout outs do not have a limit on the number of employee tags, so there is no limit to how many employees it can include.

  4. Click the Paperclip icon to add an attachment to the announcement.

    Important

    The HR platform only allows you to attach images (.jpeg, .png and .gif) and documents (.pdf) to a shout out. The ability to attach images and documents to a shout out is only available on our Premium and Platinum plans.

  5. Click the Share with drop-down menu and select either:
    • Everyone: Every employee in your organisation will see the shout out.
    • Mentioned only: Only the nominated users and their managers will see the shout out.
  6. Press the Send button.
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Adding a reaction
  1. Click the Emoji button.
  2. Click the desired emoji to add a reaction.
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Adding a comment

Important

Adding a comment is only available to users on our Premium and Platinum pricing tier.

  1. Click the Add a comment button.
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  2. Type in your comment and click the Send button.

    Helpful Hint

    Typing @ into the comment field, followed by an employee's name, will tag that employee in the comment. Comments do not have a limit on the number of employee tags, so there is no limit to how many employees it can include.

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Maintain

Deleting a comment

Important

Any user can delete their own comment, while an admin can delete anyone's comment.

Deleting a comment is only available to users on our Premium and Platinum pricing tier.

  1. Click the Comment button.
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  2. Click the Three Dots button.
  3. Click the Delete button.
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  4. Click the Delete Comment button.
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Deleting a shout out

Important

Only an admin and/or owner can delete a shout out, employees and/or managers cannot remove their own shout out posts.

  1. Click the Three Dots button.
  2. Click the Delete button to remove the shout out.
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  3. Click the Delete Post button.
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Author Recommended

So you have now created a shout out and posted it for your organisation or team mates to read and comment on, however you may wonder what next can I do on the HR platform. There are two recommendations I would make on this front and they are:

  1. The Recognition feature allows you to nominate an employee for showcasing your organisation's values and you would use this where an employee has gone above and beyond in helping you out.
  2. The Shout Report is where you can see detailed data on the shot out activity within your organisation, such as top employees and teams that utilise this feature.
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