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Shout-Outs

Recognize fellow employees with Shout-Outs

Shouts-Outs are a great way of empowering employees to recognize one another for their outstanding contributions. In a few simple steps, users can send positive reinforcement to one colleague or several colleagues for a great presentation, a successful product launch, positive qualities, or anything else that deserves a Shout-Out. Shout-Outs can be sent so that everyone in the organization sees them, or they can be directed to display on a particular group page and on the homepages of that groups' members.

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When you type an @mention in a Shout-Out, that results in the mentioned person receiving a notification of the Shout-Out. The profile photo of the mentioned person(s) will also show in the Shout-Out. Just like an update or message, Shout-Outs can be liked, commented on, bookmarked, followed, and viewed on their own page.

Shout-Outs can be sent from the homepage, group pages with Activity cards, and your profile page.

Send a Shout-Out to Everyone or to a specific group

When you send a Shout-Out, you can choose to either send it to Everyone, or to one of the groups that you belong to, depending on the settings your intranet administrator has chosen.

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If you choose to send it to Everyone, the Shout-Out will appear in the Highlights and Shout-Outs tabs on all users' homepages, and in any Shout-Out card that is configured to display Shout-Outs sent to Everyone.

If you choose to send a Shout-Out to a specific group that you belong to, the Shout-Out will appear on group members' homepages, in the activity card on the group page you sent it to, and in any Shout-Out cards configured to display Shout-Outs sent to that group.

How to send a Shout-Out

  1. Go to the homepage, a group page, or your profile page, and locate the Activity card.
  2. Select the Shout-Outs tab in the Activity card.

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  3. Click in the text box @mention a coworker to send a shout-out.
  4. Type your Shout-Out. Include one or more @mentions to alert the colleague that you are giving a Shout-Out to, and to have their profile photo appear in the Shout Out. (To learn more about @mentions, see Mentions and Alerts.)

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  5. Below your Shout-Out text, click Select a group, and choose either Everyone or a specific group from the list that appears.
  6. Click the Shout-Out button. Your Shout-Out will now appear in Activity feeds and Shout-Out cards on the intranet.

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Send a Shout-Out on a group page

On a group page, you can send a Shout-Out about whoever you like, but the Shout-Out can only be sent to the group. The Shout-Out will show on group members' homepages, in the Group page activity, and in any Shout-Out card that is set up to display Shout-Outs that are sent to that group.

Add Shout-Out card to pages to promote employee recognition

To learn how to add a Shout-Out card to a page and set it up, see Set up a Shout-Outs Card.