Lately we’ve noticed a lot of JobAdder users are getting Slack.
Not as in – you know – lazy, but Slack: the team communication tool that’s used by over 3 million people every day. As our savvy network of recruiters will know, it’s especially great for recruitment teams as the widespread usage of Slack means that it’s quickly becoming a goldmine for talent.
For detailed tips on how to find talent using Slack, this article is a must-read.
So for all our Slack users out there, we’ve put together a cheat sheet of the top 5 tips you need to know in order to work and communicate better, and just be an all-round better Slacker.
Tip #1: How to set reminders
To set a reminder from any message box:
For example, to set a reminder to take a coffee break: /remind me every weekday at 2pm to take a coffee break. To set a reminder for your team meeting in your channel you might type: /remind #[channel] on July 31st at 10:55am to join the monthly meeting.
When you want to follow up on a conversation or remind yourself of a task, you can set a reminder for any message in Slack.
Manage your reminders
Use the /remind list command in any channel or direct message to view upcoming, past, or incomplete reminders. Slackbot will return a list that only you can see.
You can action these reminders directly from your list.
Tip # 2: How to archive and mute channels
Archiving channels that aren’t being used anymore:
Muting channels that you need to be in but find too noisy:
Muting a channel allows you to browse its activity without being notified of unread messages. Muted channels appear at the bottom of your channel list. Keep in mind when you mute a channel, you will no longer receive any notifications from the channel, including @mentions.
Tip # 3: How to prioritise important channels, messages and files by starring them
Tip #4: How to streamline your view by hiding conversations with no unread activity
Tip #5: The top 10 most commonly used shortcuts via the forward slash command
Forward slash commands act as shortcuts to actions in Slack. Here are the top 10 most commonly used commands. To see a full list, simply type ‘/’ in the message text box.
What are you waiting for? Get Slacking!
Source: JobAdder News & Information - Recruit Everywhere http://blog.jobadder.com/cheats-guide-best-slack-hacks/