Choose the right Type for the right data

Custom Fields in Pingboard allow you to add specific pieces of data to your Employee profiles. Ask your employees anything you want to know, from "Skills" and "Special Interests" to "Favorite Candy" and "Coffee or Tea?", Pingboard offers a flexible, personal, and secure way for your Employees to share their details across your company. Each Custom Field also has multiple privacy permissions, so you always know what Employees can and cannot see.

You can choose between any of the following field types when creating a new Custom Field: 

  • Text: text-box of either short or long length, best for bios, stories, or short notes.
  • Choice: drop-down menu, allowing employees to choose one or more items from a list of options.
  • Phone: for entering phone numbers (appears in the top-right section of a person's profile, underneath their main phone number)
  • Email: for entering email addresses (appears in the top-left section of a person's profile, underneath their main email address)
  • Tag: automatically creates a tag for your company's Pingboard every time a new answer is entered. Best used for fields like “Interests”, “Favorite Foods”, etc. These tags become searchable by default, so you can see if multiple employees enjoy the same interests, foods, share the same skills, etc.
  • Date: for entering dates, like start-dates, anniversaries, or dates of specific accomplishments
  • Number: for asking about numbers, like “How many cats do you own?” or "What's your employee number?"
  • Checkbox: one or more checkboxes defined by admins. This is another good one to use for specific interests or skills as they pertain to your company.
  • Person: drop-down menu, allowing employees to select from other users in your organization's Pingboard. Best used for fields like “I report to”, “Favorite Person”, or "Work Buddy"
  • Address: For fields like "Home Address", "PO Box", etc.

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