Note: If your company has firewalls, have your IT department whitelist and domains, and IP addresses and


We usually recommend setting up a separate Team for your Shoutouts program. So that any Teams setup for gifting would only have managers empowered with budgets. Learn more about how many Teams you should setup.

Here are the steps to rollout a Team Shoutouts program:

  1. Decide how you plan to incentivize your employees to participate in Shoutouts - a weekly draw for a $50 Guusto gift, a free lunch for every 3 Shoutouts received etc

  2. Create a Team for you and 1-2 other key admins to play around in

  3. Set up Team Settings: Platform and Email Branding and Notifications

  4. Create a list of Shoutouts Reasons, we recommend core values

  5. Decide if you'd like all Shoutouts to be approved by Team Admins

  6. Decide if you'd like to hide the Leaderboard from Team Members

  7. Determine the appropriate pricing plan

  8. Notify all Team Members about Shoutouts via an email

  9. Load all employees who will be sending or receiving Shoutouts

  10. Track all Shoutouts that have been made

  11. See what Shoutouts Reasons are being used the least/most

  12. Filter Shoutouts by Date, Admin Notes, Sender, Recipient, Reason, Status


Looking to implement a monetary recognition program, where managers would be empowered with budgets to send gifts?

Still have questions or would like some more guidance? Contact us.

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