For a company to do its best work, it needs an HR team equipped to do theirs. Keep reading to learn some ways HR teams can use Slack to support employees.
Why use Slack for HR?
Streamline onboarding and create a resource destination for all employees.
Increase transparency with public discussions whenever possible.
Bolster company culture with social channels and visible recognition.
Streamline new hire onboarding
Create a #new-hires channel with all the information that new employees need. This creates a safe place for new hires to ask questions, explore and get up to speed. Pin messages and files that detail your company mission and policies. Invite company leaders and other helpful contacts to join and welcome employees.
Try creating a unique channel for each new cohort of employees (e.g. #newhires-oct16). Here, you can set reminders for new hires to submit documents and register for benefits. Keep these channels private to provide a sense of community for each group.
Create a resource destination
Keeping everyone informed of important policies and updates is no easy feat. You might have a mix of full timers, contractors and folks in different countries. Create separate #benefits channels so that employees can find their relevant HR info.
If employees can’t find what they need in Slack, encourage them to ask in public channels. Unless a topic is sensitive, answering questions in public channels helps everyone learn, saves time and makes info searchable!
Use the channel purpose to set expectations for the channel. Describe the info that they can find, and give an estimated response time for questions.
Recognise good (team)work
Create a #kudos channel for employees to shout out all kinds of victories. Public recognition goes a long way in helping employees feel valued and engaged. 👏
Install a third-party app like Growbot to send and measure kudos over time. This may come in handy when it's time for performance reviews.
Foster team culture
Create a #culture channel for discussing your company’s culture over time. This serves as a safe space to discuss team values, ask questions and share ideas to improve morale. You can also try a third-party app like Leo to routinely measure employee satisfaction, rather than collecting feedback a couple times a year.
Encourage employees to create and join affinity channels to connect with coworkers outside their immediate team. These groups should be open to everyone – #foodies, #surfing, #music, you name it!
Slack apps for HR
Connect Slack with Hired for easy management of your hiring process. Push activity to the Slack channel of your choice so that you can get hiring updates and discuss all in one place.
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