The Top 5 Slack Integrations for a Connected Office

By / December 19, 2016 / , / 0 Comments

HROnboard adopted Slack almost one year ago, and in this time we have seen massive improvements in team communication and collaboration both inside the office and with our remote employees. Its also a killer app to help get your new hires up to speed quickly; with access to your whole office in one place, no question will ever be left unanswered.

The lowdown: Slack is a messaging platform for teams that enables quick communication and the sharing of information. While its strength lies in its real-time messaging, channels and archive/search functionality, the real power of slack is in its custom integrations.

Here are our top 5 picks of slack integrations for your connected office.

 

Simple Poll

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Simple Poll enables you to you to create native simple polls right within Slack.

Imagine being able to ask your office the important questions such as “pizza or burgers?” for the Friday office lunch (that’s exactly what we at HROnboard use it for).

 

Giphy

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Giphy lets you search from the world’s largest library of animated GIFs, making it easy to find and share them on the web.

To simultaneously search giphy’s database and embed a gif image in a slack post you utilise the “/giphy” slash command. This is to be used with caution as the image you are served is randomly chosen by giphy.

 

Growbot

Growbot works by listening in to conversations on Slack and watching for praise between team members. When you invite Growbot to channels or groups it gives an immediate boost in employee appreciation and recognition. Growbot encourages and listens for team appreciation, automatically adding positive reactions and saving team wins forever.

 

Twitter

The Twitter integration brings all your twitter activity directly into Slack. You can use it to automatically update a channel whenever tweets are sent from your company Twitter account, or easily track every mention of your Twitter @username.

 

HROnboard

Of course HROnboard has its own slack integration. You can track your new hire’s progress through their onboarding journey right in Slack and watch as they progress through their forms.

To learn more about how you can integrate HROnboard and Slack to get the most out of your employee onboarding experience, check out our HROnboard User Guide.