In Lattice, you can create custom user attributes to help group data in our different tool dashboards. 

Useful custom attributes to add

The custom attributes that you add should be ones that best fit the needs of your company and allow you to gain additional insights from your survey responses. Some attributes that you might find useful are:

  • Salary band (60k - 80k, 80k-100k, 100k-120k, 120k+)
  • Office location (SF, New York, Dublin)
  • Job Level (IC, Manager, Director, VP, Executive)
  • Business unit

Setting up a custom attribute

To set up your first custom attribute:

Step 1: Navigate to the "People" page found on the "Admin" panel
Step 2: Click on the "Custom attributes" tab
Step 3: Click on "Create custom attribute" 

From here, you can give your custom attribute a name and set what choices the attribute should have. 

For example, if you wanted to associate an employee with their location to can compare survey results across different offices, you would name the attribute "Location" and set each office as a choice of that field. 

Editing a custom attribute

After you've created a custom attribute, you can change the choices by clicking View/Edit from the custom attribute management page. This will let you change the name of the custom attribute and remove choices. Removing a choice (ie removing an office location) will not affect users who currently have that set for that attribute, but will prevent new users from being assigned that choice.  

Filling in user data

There are two ways to set values to custom attributes for an employee. On a one-off basis, admins can edit the value of an employee's custom attribute from the People page in the Admin panel by finding an employee and clicking Edit Profile. 

To bulk change the custom attributes of many employees at once, admins can upload a CSV (also from the People page on the Admin Panel) by clicking Upload CSV. In the CSV, be sure to have a column for the custom attribute you want to change, and that all of the values for each employee are a valid option for that custom attribute. 

Note: Only admins are able to fill out custom user attributes. We are currently working to expand this functionality in the near future! 

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