Culture can be viewed in many different ways, from the relationships between executives and lower-level employees to the mission statement written on the wall. On a large scale, culture is based on the behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes of the organization. But from a small scale, culture can be improved by celebrating birthdays, going out for team lunches, volunteering together, or challenging co-workers to an in-office game. Slack has integrations to enhance your company culture on all levels.
What is Slack? Slack is a collaboration hub with over 1,500 integrations used to streamline work, automate tasks, and bring context to conversations. The Slack App Directory categorizes integrations by division so make your decision easier for you.
Check out our favorite Slack integrations to help enhance your existing company culture to keep your employees happy and engaged.
To Bring Out Employees Competitive Edge
Leaderboard allows you to track the scores of interoffice games. If you challenge a fellow employee to a game of ping pong or Mario Kart, “/report” the score at the end of the game, race, or whatever it may be. The “/leaderboard” shows everyone’s position with their ELO rating. Lastly, the “/who-next” feature allows you to see who your next prospect should be! If your company provides you with these perks of games in the workplace, take it to the next level and integrate Leaderboard to track results.
To Build Relationships
Donut brings people together by building relationships. This app pairs up team members who don’t know each other well. The purpose of this is to build trust and collaboration across your organization. This feature can be particularly useful during the onboarding process by allowing employees to meet every one to four weeks. Also, you don’t just have to go for donuts, choose from coffee, pizza, or whatever your taste buds may be craving!
To Pulse Employee Engagement
Fortay is an easy way to measure your team culture while keeping a pulse on employee engagement in real-time. Feedback is gathered from employees both effortlessly and anonymously from your team that supports a culture of improvement. Show your employees their voice matters and that their happiness is important to your organization by implementing a long-lasting strategy for optimal employee engagement. Fortay.ai crafts the questions most relevant to your organization and allows for a mix of ratings, closed-questions, open-questions, color-coded and more to touch on each employees style of expression.
To Communicate With Your Team
Google+ Hangouts allows you to start a “/hangout” and communicate with colleagues via instant messaging, voice calls, and video calls by inviting them with a provided link. This integration can build employee engagement as it easy and accessible and allows workers to connect with one another, no matter their location.
To Celebrate Birthdays
BirthdayBot is an app designed for Slack that automatically posts birthday messages and reminders in your teams chat. This simple action can contribute to a more positive and supportive working environment and its lots of fun! BirthdayBot collects everyone’s birthdays on your team, to reduce the amount of work (and potential error) for you.
To Give New Hires a Friendly Welcome
ChiefOnboarding provides candidates with proper onboarding into their new position rather than an aesthetically appealing desk with an unopened laptop and some company swag. By providing employees with faster onboarding, employees can more quickly do the jobs that you hired them to do.
There are two features on this integration – for the new hire and for leadership. On their first day of work, you can provide employees with a list of tasks that they need to complete that day and check them off as complete, provide them access to resources, show contact information of people they may need to get in contact with and see all colleagues details. For yourself, ChiefOnboarding allows you to keep track of their progress and assign multiple tasks at a time.
To Make Attendance Adjustments
TimeBot allows you to automatically keep track of time off requests, holidays, vacations and sick leaves. Not only does it allow your employees to process these requests, but it also lets you approve these attendance adjustments with a single click. Also, to make sure you haven’t let your whole office have the same day off, TimeBot provides helpful tips such as hints if other members are OOO on the same date.
To Reward Employees
Bonusly provides your employees with small rewards as an incentive for a job well done. Bonusly allows team members to send bonuses to their peers. These bonuses are exchangeable for gift cards (clothing, flights, gas, grocery stores, music, online shopping, restaurants, technology, and entertainment), cashouts, or donations to select organizations.
To Keep Your Team Healthy
Health Hero is a fun way to compete with colleagues by tracking workout time and steps from your favourite health/fitness apps you already use. Keep individuals motivated with customizable reminders to check in and track your progress. Connect with colleagues and support each other to stay on track. And track your results by uploading pictures, a simple message, or importing data. Workplace wellness programs are a new addition to corporate culture. These programs are known to lower healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism, improve productivity, lower stress, and focus on a culture of health and wellbeing.
Do you want more ideas on how to improve your company culture? We’ve written about how hiring for culture add will create a more diverse team.
Fortay.ai is a predictive analytics platform for culture-first companies, helping them to build diverse and highly-effective teams with a data-informed approach. We make it easy to hire and retain talent for true culture add and nurture your company culture.