Madhu Mitha
February 9, 2024

Hello there! Looking to integrate ThriveSparrow with Slack? We’ve got you covered, here’s the ultimate guide for you. In this step-by-step walkthrough, you’ll not just uncover how to seamlessly connect Slack with ThriveSparrow, but will also understand how to make the most out of this power couple. Let’s dive in!

Why integrate Slack with ThriveSparrow?

Okay before we get down to the business, let’s quickly talk about why we do it in the first place. Integrating Slack with ThriveSparrow will be a game-changer for fostering employee success and streamlining recognition in your workplace. 

As an employee success platform, ThriveSparrow's Kudos module promotes peer-to-peer recognition, enabling team members to express appreciation and celebrate successes right from Slack. Meanwhile, admins receive all the essential notifications, allowing them to efficiently keep check on important tasks.

How to integrate Slack with ThriveSparrow?

Now that you know the ‘why’, we can get started with the ‘how’!

STEP-1: Getting started

Let’s kick things off! Head to ThriveSparrow and log-in using your credentials. Next, make sure you’re on the Admin view. Once you're in, take a peek at the navigation bar and spot the "Integrate" option. Give it a click to access the integration settings.

Screenshot of Integration section in ThriveSparrow

STEP-2: Configure 

There it is! Find ‘Slack’ among the integration options and click on it. Under ‘Set-up’ you’ll find two settings to be configured.

       1.Use Kudos on Slack: Toggle this button on if you’d like to set up a channel on Slack for giving and receiving Kudos.

  1. Import Employees: Toggle this button on if you’d like to sync your Slack member database with ThriveSparrow directory.

Unlock more insights about the integration in the 'Info' section! 

Screenshot of Slack integration set-up

STEP-3: Verification as Slack admin

Time to navigate to the ‘Connect’ button and click on it! But wait, you need to be the Slack Workspace admin to proceed. If not, all you have to do is contact your organization’s Slack admin for the integration process.

Screenshot of Slack integration verification

STEP-4: Workspace import

Almost there! Now the Slack admin will be requested permission for access and once that is granted, Workspace imports need to be configured. Next, all of your active members from the Slack workspace will be imported to the Employee Directory on your account. However, they won’t be asked/invited to join ThriveSparrow unless the admin decides to do so.

Screenshot of Slack workspace import verification

STEP-5: Configuring Kudos

Once the connection is successful, get ready to level up! Select an existing Slack Channel or create a new one, and extend a warm invite to your awesome team members, encouraging them to join ThriveSparrow and spread the Kudos cheer!

Screenshot of Slack channel selection for ThriveSparrow

Screenshot of Slack members set-up

What’s possible with ThriveSparrow on Slack?

Now we’re all set! Let’s see how to use ThriveSparrow on Slack and make the most out of it.

Peer-to-peer recognition

Peer-to-peer recognition becomes a breeze with ThriveSparrow's Kudos! Whether it's a small win or a major milestone, recognizing each other's efforts with this easy-to-use system fosters a sense of togetherness and motivates everyone to shine. 

Granting Kudos is pretty simple. 

  • Type in the employee name and the number of points that you'd like to give them, followed by a "+" plus sign. Just like this: 
Screenshot of employee recognition with ThriveSparrows Kudos cards on Slack
  • Want to celebrate more than one person at a time? We got you. Simply mention multiple people in the same sentence and grant points equally. 
  • There may be times when you wish to distribute points to multiple people. Just mention them in separate paragraphs/ sentences and it's sorted!

Admin notifications and reminders

Admins, get ready for an efficient experience with ThriveSparrow's smart notifications and reminders right on Slack!

  • Stay on top of reward approvals with timely reminders that ensure no recognition goes unnoticed. Get notified when team members claim their well-deserved rewards, allowing you to celebrate their achievements promptly.
Screenshot of a ThriveSparrow notification on Slack

Leaderboard

Keep tabs on the leaderboard right within Slack to see who's at the top in recognition.

Screenshot of Kudos leaderboard on Slack

Wrapping up

Congratulations! You've just unlocked the secret to supercharging employee success with ThriveSparrow and Slack. Embrace this powerful integration and nurture a culture of growth and achievement.

Let’s always remember that employees are our greatest asset, and with the right tools like these, you can help them reach new heights. So, get ready to cheer your people on to success!

Now, go forth and start your ThriveSparrow-Slack journey right away. For any queries or a helping hand during the integration process, don't hesitate to reach out to us at integrations@thrivesparrow.com . We're here to make your experience smooth, so feel free to drop us a line anytime.