Everybody likes to be recognized when they do good work. Our data has shown that people who receive Cheers are more central to the organization as a whole and show less voluntary turnover. It is also shown that people who receive Cheers are typically higher performing. So basically, Cheers = longevity with the company and high performance.
It is always nice to receive TINYpulse Cheers (and think about what it means for your career), but you have to get the ball rolling by sending them. Not to mention how good it feels to recognize deserving people for their hard work.
Ways to send Cheers
- Via the web app
- Via the mobile app
- Via the Chrome plug-in
- Via Slack
- Via the TINYpulse Outlook add-in
- Via TINYpulse Gmail add-on
Via the web app
Log in to TINYpulse whenever you would like to send Cheers. Send one from the main Dashboard page or click the round circle in the top right corner with your initials or profile photo and select My Profile to see the Send Cheers option.
Via the mobile app
Download the TINYpulse mobile app for iOS or Android and send Cheers on the go.
Via the Chrome plug-in
After you have installed the TINYpulse Chrome plug-in, click on the TINYpuylse lotus button to send Cheers right from your browser.
The last option for ultra TINYpulse engagement is the real-time Cheers feed. Since Cheers is likely to be the most frequently used TINYpulse feature, we recommend setting up a fully dedicated channel for just Cheers, such as #CheersForPeers.
Text Cheers are great if you are in a rush. Just go to your #CheersForPeers slack channel and type: /cheers @[slackuser] [your text]. Here is an example:
/cheers @Hannah Thanks for all of your help over the past few weeks! You’re the best :)
You can also send Cheers to multiple recipients by typing in multiple Slack users in a row, without commas or anything in between like: /cheers @hannah @tracy You two are amazing teammates!
Once you click Enter, the Cheers is sent and the recipient notified by email.
Additionally, you can post your comments on these items in a thread and they will be recorded in TINYpulse so the conversation is available to everyone, everywhere. This works vice versa as well. Post a comment in TINYpulse and it will also be posted to the thread in Slack.
...and it's also posted here.
Via the TINYpulse Outlook add-in
If your organization uses Microsoft Outlook as the primary email client and also subscribes to TINYpulse, you are in luck! The TINYpulse Outlook Add-In is the most convenient way for avid Outlook users to send Cheers. But first, you need to install the TINYpulse add-in. Start here if you have not done that step yet.
It is undeniable; everyone loves Cheers. It always feels good to be recognized for a job well done, and it feels even better to express gratitude and bring sunshine to someone's day by taking a moment to send a Cheer. The TINYpulse add-in for Outlook makes sending Cheers easier than ever, especially for those of us who live in their Outlook email.
Send Cheers to anyone at your company
Cheers can be sent to anyone within your organization and even externally, with the Outlook add-in. Once you are logged in, click the TINYpulse lotus icon in the upper right of the main toolbar to open the right-side panel. Enter the name of the Cheers recipient, your message, add an optional image and click Send. The recipient will then get the standard Cheers email as a notification.
Send a Cheers to an email sender
Let us imagine you are going through your emails and you get an email from someone with good news; maybe they passed a big project milestone or offered to take a piece of work off of your plate. Send them a Cheers! If they are a TINYpulse user for your organization's account and they also use Outlook, then it is as simple as just clicking the TINYpulse lotus icon from Outlook. The To field in the Cheer will pre-populate with the email sender's email address, so you just need to enter your message, add an image (because Cheers are always more fun and unique with images), and Send!
Send a Cheers to meeting attendees
The third tip for sending Cheers via the Outlook add-in is to send one to meeting attendees. From your calendar, open any invite and click the TINYpulse lotus icon to open the side panel. If they are a TINYpulse user for your organization's account and they also use Outlook, then all meeting attendees will pre-populate the To field. Enter your message (do not forget an image!) and you are done.
Via the TINYpulse Gmail add-on
If you have not installed the TINYpulse for Gmail add-on, follow the steps here to get it set up in a couple of clicks. Open any email from your Gmail inbox and click on the add-on from your sidebar. From there, you can send Cheers right from your inbox.
The two requirements for Cheers are to specify a recipient and write a message. However, there are some fun extras to make them unique.
Add a photo
Adding a photo to Cheers makes them more fun. Plain and simple. Take a moment to attach a nice photo for some personalization by clicking the Photo button. Cheers with photos also make your company Cheers feed look awesome.
Include a GIPHY
Giphys make Cheers even more fun! Just click on the GIF button before you send a Cheer, then search through the GIPHY library for the perfect GIF for the recipient.
Give a TINYgiftcard
If your organization has enabled TINYgiftcard and given you access, you will see a TINYgiftcard button.
Send anonymous Cheers
Sometimes you want to spread positivity without drawing attention to yourself. Generally, we think it is good for the recipient to know who the sender is but we completely understand if you want to remain discrete. If you check the Make Anonymous box, neither the sender nor your administrators will know who sent the Cheers. Your Cheers will still appear on the public Cheers feed and on any reports created by your administrator, but the sender name will be "Anonymous". Note that if you choose to send an anonymous Cheers, you cannot attach a GIPHY or image. This restriction is in place to prevent potentially abusive or harmful images being sent under the veil of anonymity. Also, be aware that abusive Cheers can be reported to us at TINYpulse to have them removed and investigated if they are threatening or harmful. If you are concerned about anonymity, take a look at our commitment.
Hide Cheers from the feed
If you want the recipient to see that the Cheers is from you, but you do not want to publicize it at your organization, check the Hide from Cheers Feed Administrators will still be able to see the sender and receiver, but it will not be shown on your company's scrolling Cheers feed, the Cheers Slack channel if you have Slack integration, or on the LIVEpulse Cheers feed if your company has it turned on.
Take a Cheers recommendation
If you decide to send a Cheers by clicking the round circle in the top right corner with your initials or profile photo and selecting My Profile to see the Send Cheers option, then you will see Cheers recommendations. This is designed to help you send Cheers when you cannot think of a candidate off the top of your head. Just click on the person's photo and it will pre-fill the recipient field so you do not have to wrack your brain trying to remember their email address.
TINYpulse offers many different methods for viewing Cheers.
Click the link in the Cheers email: You will be notified by email whenever you get Cheers. Just click the link to view it in TINYpulse.
View your Cheers sent and received history in the My Activity tab: Once you have set your password, you can log in to app.tinypulse.com and scroll in your Engage LIVEpulse page until you see the My Activity tab. This tab shows your entire TINYpulse history including Cheers sent and received, survey responses, and suggestions.
Slack: Your administrators can set up a real-time Cheers feed as a new channel in your company's Slack application. Check out this article to learn more about Slack integration or contact your company's TINYpulse administrator to see if this is right for you.
LIVEpulse Cheers feed: LIVEpulse is the best way for companies to improve their transparency and give employees more visibility into TINYpulse. It also allows employees to see a real-time Cheers feed in their TINYpulse view so they can take a scroll through to see the positivity floating around whenever they would like. Consider turning on the LIVEpulse Cheers feed if you are an administrator and are interested in becoming even more open and transparent by celebrating Cheers.
Scrolling Cheers feed: Administrators can access the scrolling Cheers feed which is perfect to put up on a public TV in your office. Employees can take a few minutes to look at it for a constant reminder of the good work that is being done, with a bit of extra recognition at the same time.
If your administrators have enabled the live Cheers feed in LIVEpulse, you will be able to like your favorite Cheers! Just scroll in your Engage LIVEpulse page until you can see the Cheers tab. Read through the Cheers that have been sent at your organization and click the thumbs up icon if there is one that you particularly like. If you have clicked the thumbs up icon by mistake, just click it again to remove your like.
If you are an administrator and want to enable Cheers "liking," go to Users and Settings -> Settings-> LIVEpulse and make sure the Cheers feed item is selected. The next time employees log in to TINYpulse, they will be able to see the Cheers tab in their Engage LIVEpulse page.
If you have received a Cheers and want to thank the sender for their kind words, you can send them a 'thank you' email right from TINYpulse! If you're viewing Cheers in TINYpulse, just click Say 'Thanks'. Then, type your message and click Send Your Thanks and the recipient will get your message via email.
This is just another way that TINYpulse helps employees spread positivity so do not forget to say thanks for the recognition!
Check out your Cheers network
Your personal Cheers network is a visual representation of who you most frequently send Cheers to and receive them from. Think about this as your "social" network at work. You can use this chart as a way to quickly see who may need your recognition and who to thank for their appreciation. You can see the Cheers network once you have an employee account. Just set your password then go to your Engage LIVEpulse page to check it out.