In Lattice, you will see a few default user attributes that will help group data within your Review and Survey cycles. The default user attributes within Lattice are Birthday, Gender,  and Start Date. You can also create custom attributes outside of the default attributes. 

Accessing Default User Attributes

On the admin side select User Attributes on the lefthand side. From here, you can see the Attributes, Visibility and who the attribute has been assigned to. 

By selecting an Attribute a panel on the righthand side will open showing you the settings. 

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 "User attributes" tab
Step 3: Click on "Create user attribute" 

From here, you can give your user 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 User 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 user attributes. We are currently working to expand this functionality in the near future! 

Archiving User Attributes

If you no longer have use for a user attribute, you are able to archive it to avoid any confusion while adding relevant attributes to employee profiles. Just click into the ellipsis next to the user attribute that you are looking to archive and click "Archive". 

Your archived attribute will now live in the "Archived" tab. 

Note: You can only archive user attributes created by you. Lattice defaulted user attributes cannot be archived. 

Unarchiving User Attributes

To unarchive a previously archives user attribute, start in the "Archived" tab. From there, click into the ellipsis to the right of the attribute that you are looking to reset as active. Click on "Set to active" and that archived attribute will now live in the "Active" tab. 

Importing Your Custom Attribute From Your HRIS

Lattice now allows you to pull your custom attributes from your HRIS into the platform!

Note: This is specific to BambooHR only at this time, but other integration systems are coming soon!

Step 1: In your "Admin" panel, navigate to "User Attributes" in the "People" dropdown menu. 

Step 2: In the top right corner, click into "Create custom attribute" and select the option to "Import custom attribute from HRIS"

Step 4: Once you select the attribute within your HRIS that you want to pull into Lattice, go ahead and select "Add attribute"

Note: Ensure that this attribute already exists within your HRIS. 

Note: The attributes that you can pull into Lattice from your HRIS correspond to the types of user attributes that Lattice currently supports. For example, Lattice offers multiple choice, relationship, and numeric ranges as user attributes. The fields pulled in from your HRIS will be limited to these specific of user attributes in Lattice. 

You can additionally disconnect imported attributes from your HRIS in Lattice. To do this, click the ellipsis next to the custom attribute imported from your HRIS. Any custom attribute pulled in from your HRIS will have an icon indicating the integration system in which it came from. From here, click on "Disconnect from HRIS". 

Questions? Reach out to our Care Team at [email protected] or through our in-app chat support!

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