5 Slack apps to boost employee engagement

Most Berlin startups use Slack as the primary communication tool, which is fantastic. Not only cause it is a very good one, but because Slack open API allows your company to explore a whole world of apps that make it even more powerful.

Today we want to share some of the best apps to install in your company workplace that can take engagement to the next level.

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Celebrating teammates’ birthdays generate massive bonding inside teams. But leverage collaboration among those who organise a celebration or a present together. BirthdayBot give teams the change to track B-days and Anniversaries, create cards and wishlist simply and inside slack.

Donut has many functionalities, but today we want to focus on one, the ‘watercooler’. In a nutshell, the watercooler will send a topic like ‘What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?’ to a specific channel, and people need to respond to it. Why we love it? It helps teams members cut the routine thinking about simple things and getting to know each other better.

Who doesn’t love receiving some appreciation throughout the day? This gamification ‘Hey Taco’ not only made it easy but very fun. How does it work? Each person in a channel receives 5 “Tacos” per day, and they can use them to share a gratitude message to thank teammates for something.

‘Hey Taco’ also offers a board that shows a summary of all appreciations done, who gave/received the most and allows to send a virtual gift to people.

Recognition is good, but recognition combined with a healthier planet sound incredible. This app helps organizations give more peer-to-peer recognition to each other and make a real impact on our planet. Indeed, Evergreen plant a tree for every seed given with recognition on the companies behalf.

This app offers a 14-day free trial but afterwards is only 2.99 per month.

We are pretty aware that health changes are based on habits. This app is perfect for employees to make habits stick by sharing their progress, success, and achievements while adding some fun to it.

Using pictures or text, people can tell the Health Hero bot about a healthy meal, morning run or a bit of meditation, and the bot will track their progress. Then they can check out the leaderboard to see how you stack up against their colleagues.

Employee engagement can be very tricky to boost especially when working remotely, so we hope this collection of apps can help you boost it.

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