This week on T3 I take a look at the employee feedback and recognition technology Growbot. Growbot is a Slack add-on. So, now I need to back up and explain the heck Slack is!
Slack brings all your work communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. It’s like emailing, text messaging and social media messaging all wrapped into one.
Slack is what many organizations are now using to communicate internally with each other, as an organization, as a work group, individually. It allows you and your teams to discuss and share information quickly.
So, what does Growbot do ‘on’ Slack?
Growbot is one of many new add-on technologies that organizations can use in collaboration with Slack. Growbot allows you to aggregate all the feedback and recognition your team is giving to each other. The ‘bot’ tech works when you use keywords like, “Kudos” or whatever word you want to track.
When Growbot recognizes one of the keywords being used within a conversation at Slack it will pop up a notice to the individual with a short positive message. This simple technology helps encourage you and your team to drive the culture you want.
Most organizations will tie their keywords back to their values, so when those keywords are used Growbot will go into action. On the organizational side, you can see what values are being recognized and shared the most, and by who and to who they are being shared.
Individuals can also pull their own stats by giving a simple command to Growbot, “Stats” and it will show them how many times they received and shared feedback, and the reactions they’ve gotten from those shares.
You can also tie Growbot back into your rewards system and give points for recognition, etc., allowing your employees to then use those points to purchase items, donate to a charity, etc. Growbot is currently being used by over 6,000 companies on Slack celebrating the achievements of their employees.
So many organizations are using Slack now as their primary means of communication. I love that within this communication tool, Growbot found a way to drive and deliver more positive feedback amongst employees!
T3 Talent Tech Tuesday is a weekly series here at The Project to educate and inform everyone who stops by on a daily/weekly basis on some great HR, recruiting, and sourcing technologies that are on the market. None of the companies who I highlight are paying me for this promotion. There are so many really cool things going on in the tech space and I wanted to educate myself and share what I find. If you want to be on T3 send me a note.