Hi5

Hi5

Virtual Hi5's for a culture of recognition & appreciation

4.4/5 (127 reviews)

Hi5 Overview

Hi5 is a cloud employee recognition and appreciation platform that enables staff within companies to recognize and rate each other in real time, allowing management and HR teams to track and monitor values and goals, as well as measure culture and happiness across the organization. Users are able to recognize peers, provide continuous feedback to co-workers, and anonymously rate staff members. Hi5 integrates with Slack and comes with native mobile apps for Android and iOS for reviewing while on-the-go.

Hi5 enables co-workers to give recognition and appreciation for one another in real time, and provide continuous feedback on the culture, growth and happiness of the company. Team members can give a Hi5 to any co-worker via the cloud based platform, or mobile device. Users can tag colleagues who worked together on a project, back a Hi5 posted by another member, and even add GIFs or images. The Hi5 Wall of Fame provides a live feed TV stream view for all staff, helping make recognition more visible across the company.

As employees give recognition and show appreciation to other team members, it enables management and HR teams to measure culture, happiness, and growth across the organization, as well as track and monitor goals. Via the company dashboard, management staff can view the general progress of their employees at-a-glance with real time employee data and insights. Users can see who has been giving and receiving Hi5’s across various departments, roles and offices, helping them to understand which employees are making an impact.

Additional features include a notice board to share news and make company-wide announcements, a people directory for tracking employee details, as well as a Give Gauge and Hi5 Leaderboard to see how much recognition is being given compared to other team members.

LATEST FEATURES:
• Create, manage & view the results of customised micro-surveys with the Pulses feature
• View a dynamic Organsitional Chart of your company with the Organogram feature
• Create printable Hi5'er of the month posters
• Get Hi5'ed by people outside of your company by sharing your External Hi5 link or QR code
• Earn automatic digital rewards when you achieve Hi5 Badges
• Download the Mac or Windows Desktop apps for easy access on your computer

Pricing

Starting from
US$3,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Hi5 Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
94% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Terrible
Rameez B.

Great tool for boosting social interactions, an even better tool for recognition!

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/01
Review Source: Capterra

Amazing!!! A free app which encourages recognition and employee happiness/well being in their work and personal lives. Who knew a free app would bring so many people together and even create friendships. Maybe it's what we all want at the end of the day (recognition) but are too afraid/shy to ask for it, all i know is that Hi5 bridges that gap and makes everything so much easier and fun.

Pros

Boosted social Interaction: It has allowed me and my team and those in my department to interact with each other more often, it has even promoted new friendships within our department. We usually tend to keep to ourselves and our teams due to our nature of work and break times however, since the implementation of Hi5, people who never spoke to each other are now conversing on a daily basis, to a point where every day they are recognizing each other for whatever it is they may have done. Hi5 has also promoted healthy meetings where we call out these Hi5's and have everyone clap and acknowledge it. It feels good to know that something so simple, breaks that barrier down for someone who is wanting the recognition but is afraid to ask for it. It makes putting yourself out there so much easier because you know that your team will appreciate the work you do, when they see it.

Cons

Due to your nature of work you may have to 'find time" to constantly recognize people and commend them. This however does not have to be done immediately and can be done at a later stage. This is nothing with regards to the software(Hi5) but rather by-product of using it. In our department we have quite a large number of people so the app does consume some time however, this wont be for everyone and once again is not a con, just something to keep in mind for larger companies with more employees.

Response from Hi5 Technologies

Hi Rameez!

Hope you're doing well :) What a champ! Thanks for leaving such an amazing review!

We definitely agree with you - Hi5 is not for everyone. It works best in SME's, although we do have some larger companies using our app as well!

If you ever get stuck on anything, please drop us a line at [email protected] or just talk to our chatbot (we promise a human will answer!)

Warm regards,
The Hi5 Team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Sheu M.

Hi5 as a Platform for Recognizing Team Member Contribution in a High-pace Tech Environment

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/07/25
Review Source: Capterra

I've seen that it helps improve morale and motivation to do better the more often we take time to let people know how much their contribution is valued. I will continue to use Hi5 and encourage my team members to do the same. Peer Evaluations should be ongoing and Hi5 supports for that.

Pros

I like that it creates a public channel where we can post positive feedback to my team members. It is always good for people to get a view of how their efforts are recognized. We work in a high pace environment, where giving recognition is often just a pat on the back and then quickly forgotten the next time something takes priority. So with Hi5 we have somewhere to actually record this recognition.

Cons

Currently the user interface feels a bit busy. Quite a lot of things happening on the Wall of Fame page. Having multiple features on the left and right hand side might be a bit too much.

Perhaps an addition to the product could be to provide some aspect of "critical" feedback to be sent privately to a team member. Just to assist them to find ways for personal improvement. I understand this could potentially take away the "feel-good" factor that Hi5 is trying to promote in organisations, but it could help for people to get a view of where their peers would want them to improve.

Response from Hi5 Technologies

Hiya Sheu!

Thanks so much for leaving us a review :) we really appreciate the feedback.

For giving more critical feedback, why not look at using Pulses with Goals or Culture ratings included? This way you can solicit more performance-orientated feedback from co-workers.

Need more info? Ask us at [email protected]

Warm regards,
The Hi5 Team

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Asanda K.

Hi5 Sessions

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/12
Review Source: Capterra

My experience with Hi5 app is 99.99%, for now I really don't have anything to add on this app.

Pros

It's fun, it's where you appreciate your colleagues at work. Always updates you with the Teams birthdays- that most important, this app makes us feel like home while we at work.

It also make you feel not to left behind, giving out Hi5 is the most interesting part. End of the day if you're the top giver, you win Hi5 Award and some little gift from the office to make it more interested.

Cons

Communication & more information about other Colleagues job descriptions.

Response from Hi5 Technologies

Hi Asanda!

Thanks so much for your generously positive feedback! We're so pleased you're enjoying Hi5.

Please reach out to us at any time you may need some assitance! Simply email [email protected] and a Hi5 Hero will be able to assist you.

Warm regards,
Sharné

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Caroline O.

An easy way to link remote teams

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/01
Review Source: Capterra

streamGo encourages remote working and almost all work at least two days from home, alongside the remote nature of some of the roles in the business, Hi5 has enabled a consistent and always-available channel for the team to give praise when and where it is due. The biggest challenge beforehand is that the praise was being handed out but it was never heard by all.

Pros

Hi5 is so easy to use and has no laborious set up processes. The team love a GIF at the best of times so the GIPHY integration is a lovely touch, allows for some cheeky personalisation and adds a lightness to the praise. We have only scraped the surface of the functionality so I'm sure I'll have more to say in the coming weeks.

Cons

There is nothing to report at this stage, we are still very new to Hi5 but so far it feels like the light of touch tool we were looking for. As soon as it becomes a chore for people to use it, people will stop using it. Only thing I would encourage is to keep it simple.

Response from Hi5 Technologies

Hi Caroline!

We love what we're hearing! Keep up the Hi5's and please reach out to us at any time you may need some help!

[email protected]

Warm regards,
The Hi5 Team

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Hi5 is the glue of our team

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/06/18
Review Source: Capterra

I enjoy the application immensely but will say that there needs to be a constant effort in terms of how we engage and at what points. I find that sometimes I forget to put a high5 on the platform and then weeks go by without taking the time to acknowledge a colleague. Perhaps the app can start to grow out into integration on Gmail and other platforms to make it easier to give praise quickly and seamlessly within the workday.

Pros

The best part about High5 is that it actively promotes feedback and recognition in the workplace. This has proven benefits to team morale and positive culture. High5 makes it easy and entertaining to make sure you visit the platform regularly! Its visually dynamic layout brings a welcome break to the average day on the desktop, I find myself sometimes revisiting old High5's just to get the boost again.

Cons

The software is still being developed and it is sometimes a little bit cumbersome to look at or get around. There can be an improvement in the 'flow' from screen to screen. Some times the GIF function does not work and it only displays partially on the wall.

Response from Hi5 Technologies

Hi there!

Thank you for leaving us a great review :)

Please reach out if you ever need some help! Email [email protected]

Warm regards,
The Hi5 Team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Hi5 Pricing

Starting from
US$3,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Awesome (Free for up to 10 users): $3 / user / month

Business: $7 / user / month

Volume pricing available for Enterprise, please contact Hi5 Technologies for details.

NGO's, schools, universities, churches get 50% off - see www.get5.io/ngo

Hi5 Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

  • API
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for Hi5

Key features of Hi5

  • Add unlimited departments, offices, and roles
  • Anonymous ratings
  • Attach GIFs or images
  • Company and employee reports
  • Company happiness reports
  • Company notice board
  • Continuous feedback
  • Crown a Hi5
  • Culture reports and insights
  • Flexible team permissions
  • Give Gauge & Hi5 Leaderboard
  • Growth reports and insights
  • Leaderboards / activity tracking
  • Manager-to-peer recognition
  • Measure goals & culture in real time
  • Mobile apps for iOS & Android
  • Nominations
  • Peer-to-peer recognition
  • People search directory
  • Rate each other (peer reviews)
  • Real-time feedback
  • Recognition analytics
  • Recognition value report
  • Rewards points
  • Set employee goals
  • Slack integrations
  • Social recognition
  • Support via email & instant chat
  • TV stream view of Hi5 wall
  • Tagging values in Hi5’s
  • Track and monitor goals

Benefits

  • Compare, measure and promote appreciation, goals and happiness across the organization to grow a more productive and satisfying company culture.

  • Co-workers can give recognition and show appreciation for one another other in real time, allowing management to track and monitor values and goals across the company.

  • Boost morale across teams With Hi5 in order to retain the company's best employees through motivation by recognition.

  • Hi5's native mobile apps for Android and iOS enable users to anonymously review and rate colleagues and staff members while on the go.

  • The Hi5 Wall of Fame helps make recognition more visible throughout the office by providing a live feed TV stream view for all staff.

  • Hi5 FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Hi5.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Hi5 offer?

    Hi5 offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$3,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Awesome (Free for up to 10 users): $3 / user / month

    Business: $7 / user / month

    Volume pricing available for Enterprise, please contact Hi5 Technologies for details.

    NGO's, schools, universities, churches get 50% off - see www.get5.io/ngo

    Q. What are the main features of Hi5?

    Hi5 offers the following features:

    • Add unlimited departments, offices, and roles
    • Anonymous ratings
    • Attach GIFs or images
    • Company and employee reports
    • Company happiness reports
    • Company notice board
    • Continuous feedback
    • Crown a Hi5
    • Culture reports and insights
    • Flexible team permissions
    • Give Gauge & Hi5 Leaderboard
    • Growth reports and insights
    • Leaderboards / activity tracking
    • Manager-to-peer recognition
    • Measure goals & culture in real time
    • Mobile apps for iOS & Android
    • Nominations
    • Peer-to-peer recognition
    • People search directory
    • Rate each other (peer reviews)
    • Real-time feedback
    • Recognition analytics
    • Recognition value report
    • Rewards points
    • Set employee goals
    • Slack integrations
    • Social recognition
    • Support via email & instant chat
    • TV stream view of Hi5 wall
    • Tagging values in Hi5’s
    • Track and monitor goals

    Q. Who are the typical users of Hi5?

    Hi5 has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Hi5 support?

    Hi5 supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Hi5 offer?

    Hi5 has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Hi5 support mobile devices?

    Hi5 supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Hi5 integrate with?

    Hi5 integrates with the following applications:

    Slack

    Q. What level of support does Hi5 offer?

    Hi5 offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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