[Product Update]: Zenefits + Slack

April 13, 2017

Category: Zenefits

As we continue to explore the newest features of the new Zenefits, we wanted to take a deeper dive into our integration with Slack. Slack brings all your communication together in one place – it’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for the modern team, and is now available in our HR App Directory.

The Zenefits platform is designed to bring you ease and effortlessly connect you to all your HR apps. With this integration, you can save time and free yourself from administrative work like creating accounts and logins for new hires. Employee data is automatically synced and updated – giving you one less thing to worry about.

Take one or two more “to do’s” off your list so you can free up time and focus on more important things, like growing your business.

Updated (4.13.17) New Feature! Custom Status:

As promised, our integration with Slack continues to get more exciting. Today, we are thrilled to announce Custom Status – a new way to easily share your availability in Slack.

How many times have you pinged someone on Slack and wondered why you weren’t receiving a response. (“Are they ignoring me?” “Did I say something wrong…?”) But turns out your colleague was just on vacation?

With Custom Status, employee PTO status will automatically be pulled into their status. This gives you peace of of mind that people aren’t trying to reach you while you’re out, and your teammates will be able to resolve questions more efficiently by knowing who is or isn’t available at any given time.

Welcoming New Hires to Your Slack Team

What’s great about this flow is once a candidate accepts and becomes a new hire, their Slack account is immediately set up. No extra steps necessary – they are instantly added to your Slack team. Mitigate the hassle of switching between different systems as you set up accounts while onboarding new hires – everything can be done through the Zenefits platform. The same is true when an employee is no longer with the company. Their Slack accounts are automatically deactivated once you off-board them.

Meet your new Zenefits..Slack Bot!

We’re bringing Zenefits to where you spend your time during work – on Slack. The Zenefits Slack Bot is learning new tricks all the time, but for now, your employees can request PTO directly in Slack!


Send a chat to the Zenefits bot and type in anything from “I need to take some time off” to “Request PTO” and the Slack bot will automatically process the request within Zenefits. Managers can approve PTO requests through Slack as well. It will automatically be routed to them and after the manager approves the vacation, the data is automatically updated in Zenefits. Employees and managers don’t have to worry about inputting anything within the system – it can now all be done easily through Slack.


Your productivity – uninterrupted.

Be on the lookout for new Zenefits Slack bot tricks!

Connect your Zenefits platform with Slack to truly experience the ease of our all-in-one platform. Your favorite HR apps are all now connected, each automatically sharing data and responsibility. Our goal is to create solutions that make day to day HR tasks easier and integrations our customers find meaningful.

Learn more about other integrations with Z2 here.

If you’re a developer that is interested in a Zenefits integration, we’d love to have you. Reach out to us here

Thank you!

This post was originally published on October 20, 2016, and has since been updated.


Grace Kuo is the Director of Product Marketing at Zenefits. She focuses on bringing innovative products to market and building great customer experiences. She is passionate about how technology transforms and evolves industries.

Category: Zenefits

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