Company announcements are a great way to get information out to all your employees, without having to chase them individually. This will be the first thing they see when they log into their account at the top of their dashboard.

This guide will cover:

  1. What are company announcements and how do I create one?

  2. How do I add my own?

  3. Will my employees receive an email?

What are company announcements and how do I create one? 

You can customise the company announcements header by going to Configure > Settings > Change what HR users can see and do > Grapevine Label

On the Grapevine you will just see the title of the announcement and will have to use the arrow icon to expand the announcement.

Once the employee has read the company announcement, they can simply dismiss it by clicking the X.

As a HR user, you can create as many announcements as you like just go to Company > Announcements.

The company announcements page will display the published date, the title, the details and the expiry date. At any time you can edit or delete existing company announcements. 

How do I add my own?

Pop in a title, any additional details, a publish date and an expiry date (optional), you can also enter a link. This is useful if you have an external online payslip provider, as you'll be able to add this link into the announcements. If you want the announcement to go to all your employees, leave the department field blank. Alternatively you can specify a certain department and only they will be able to see the announcement you have published.

The company announcement will then appear on the employees dashboard and your own on the entered publish date. 

Will my employees receive an email?

If you publish an announcement on the same day as creating one:

Users will receive an announcement email.

If you publish an announcement with a future date:

Users will receive the email in the 'Daily notification' email. Make sure these are turned on by visiting their profile > email notifications

The email will say the following:

Subject: Company Announcement

Email: Hi (first name) A company announcement has been made, to view this message please log in to Breathe using the link below.

Top Tip:

Please note: If you post a Company Announcement for the incorrect date, you will need to create a new announcement with the correct date on instead of amending the existing one if you wish an email notification to be sent.

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