Hi5 Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Virtual hi5's for a culture of recognition & appreciation

4.18/5 (28 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.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 8 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa

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Hi5 screenshot: See who has been receiving and giving Hi5’s across departments, roles and offices with real-time recognition analyticsHi5: Turning everyday people into super heroes.Hi5 screenshot: Make performance conversations easier by looking at real time employee data and insightsHi5 screenshot: With the company dashboard managers gain quick access to the general progress of their employeesHi5 screenshot: Attach GIFs or images to add fun to appreciationHi5 screenshot: All Hi5’s appear on the Hi5 Wall of Fame instantly. Everyone in the company sees who gets Hi5's and what they are being appreciated forHi5 screenshot: Get feedback from employees around the culture, growth and happiness of the company

Hi5 reviews

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Asanda Ketelo

Hi5 Sessions

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.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.

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Hi5 makes celebrating your co-workers quick, easy and most importantly - FUN

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-02
Review Source: Capterra

I love how easy it is to use this software. Every feature has been designed with ease of use and speed in mind. I don't have a lot of spare time on my hands, so finding time to review colleagues or give praise - but with Hi5, I can do that in less than 5 minutes. They also strive to make HR - something that is painful and boring - into something fun and exciting

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Brendan van Zyl

Easy to just go in a hi5 someone, and as well as back someone else's hi5

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-27
Review Source: Capterra

Recognition of effort and jobs well done, as well as a means to offer the same recognition to othersEasy to use and all hi5's are visible for everyone to see, so the recognition is clear. Backing other hi5's makes it possible to have a single hi5 reason with multiple votes instead of multiple hi5's that relate to the same thing.

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Geoff Noble

Great concept. Makes HR easy. Say goodbye to long meaningless performance reviews.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-26
Review Source: Capterra

Highly engaged employees and don't need to waste time on pointless long-winded performance reviews from the 1990s.Simple to explain the idea of giving Hi5. We have created a monthly competition where the person who receives most hi5's wins a prize. Keeps employees engaged and on a path to excellence.

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Annette Nyembe

My thoughts on my 7 months of using Hi5

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-12
Review Source: Capterra

We are definitely solving issues like demotivation and low morale by having this platform. Everyone wants to feel appreciated and this allows just that.I thoroughly love being able to commend my colleagues and give credit where it's due. Working in a big organisation sometimes means the smaller deeds are left unnoticed. Often we appreciate colleagues but never actually let them know. It's great to have a platform that reminds you (super grateful for the email reminders by the way) to be conscious about your peers and the small and large contribution they are making.

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Hi5 pricing

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Basic: Free - unlimited users

Awesome: $3 / user / month

Business: $7 / user / month

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

Hi5 features

Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

API (348 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (212 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (290 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (184 other apps)
Compliance Management (158 other apps)
Customizable Branding (217 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (204 other apps)
Data Import/Export (202 other apps)
Employee Database (155 other apps)
Employee Management (246 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (159 other apps)
Employee Portal (173 other apps)
Employee Self Service (185 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (166 other apps)
Recruiting Management (179 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (163 other apps)

Additional information for Hi5

Key features of Hi5

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