Adding Flamingo to Slack
Note: you will need admin privileges in your Slack workspace to sign up for Flamingo and add it to your workspace. To add the Flamingo app to your user's Slack account, you will need to invite them to Flamingo first and the Flamingo app will be auto-installed.
To add Flamingo to Slack, go to https://app.helloflamingo.com.
If you don't have an active Flamingo account yet, click Add to Slack. Otherwise, hit Sign in.
If you're not already signed in to a Slack workspace, you'll be asked to do so now.
Otherwise, use the dropdown menu on the top right hand side to check you're on the right workspace you want to add Flamingo to.
You'll be shown the list of permissions Flamingo needs in order to operate, and to manage leave for your team.
Review the requested permissions. When you're comfortable with them, and hit Allow.
Now you're signed up to Flamingo 🥳
There are just a few more small steps required to configure Flamingo for your company.
You'll need to tell us what types of leave you're going to allow your team members to request through Slack, and how many days off they're allowed each year.
There are three default types of leave:
- Paid time off
- Sick leave
- Unpaid time off
And then 5 additional slots for your own custom leave policies - How To Add And Edit Leave Policy
Paid time off is enabled by default. For other leave types, choose whether or not to enable them, and for all selected leave types, let us know how many days are allowed - or select "Unlimited" to go ahead with no limit. You can also add your own extra leave policy if needed.
The next step is to select which public holidays your company observes. These will be added to your Flamingo vacation calendar, so everyone knows which days they can kick back, relax, and log off.
You can use the dropdown menu to select a country, and import all public holidays from that country. You're free to pick and choose from the list of holidays that come up, or add all to your calendar.
If you want to add any additional company-wide holidays, you can add them here by hitting the Add Custom Holiday button.
This will bring up a window for you to set up your own holiday. Just let us know:
- The name of the holiday
- Whether this holiday is recurring or not (happens on the same date every year)
Hit Add Holiday when you're done.
Hit Save & Continue one more time, and that's it! Flamingo is now added to Slack.
You should be able to find Slack in the "Apps" section of your Slack workspace. If it doesn't show here, just click Add apps, and click on the Flamingo icon.
Problems, or questions? Please feel free to contact our support here.