How does Bonusly Integrate with BambooHR?

Purpose: To help you understand what Bonusly is used for and how you can integrate it with BambooHR.

Bonusly solves your employee recognition and engagement needs with a social platform your team will love to use. Reduce turnover by fostering a recognition-rich culture that celebrates success every day. Use Bonusly's people analytics tools to get unprecedented insights into your team's strengths, relationships, and accomplishments.

You can learn more about Bonusly in BambooHR's Marketplace.

How do I Enable the Bonusly Integration?

Login to your Bonusly account and click on "Admin."

Then go to "Settings" and click on "Integrations." Scroll down to User Management and select "BambooHR."

Enter your BambooHR subdomain.* Be sure to leave "Automatically activate" unchecked, unless you want to immediately activate all your employees in Bonusly. Then click "Save."

Once you click save, you will be prompted to log in to BambooHR. Once you login to BambooHR, Bonusly will automatically pull an API key from BambooHR to create the integration connection.

*This is the first part of your BambooHR login URL. For example, if my BambooHR URL is, then my subdomain is "helpcontent" as shown in the image above.

You should see a green ‘valid’ label indicating that your BambooHR credentials are good. Your employees are now being synced from BambooHR to Bonusly, and will be viewable/activatable by clicking on the “Imported Users” link.

Sync: This integration will automatically sync data every night. However, if you'd like to do a manual sync of data, you can come to the integration page in Bonusly and click "Refresh from BambooHR now."

What is Auto Activate?

Enabling auto activate means that anytime a new employee is added to BambooHR, they'll automatically be added to Bonusly. By default, this is off, so that you can connect to BambooHR and test things out before adding all your employees.

Most customers enable "Auto Activate" once they're ready to roll out Bonusly to the whole company. You can do this by editing the integration.

What Data Syncs Between BambooHR and Bonusly?

This information can be found in BambooHR's Marketplace. For more information, please click here to learn more about syncing fields.

How do I Sync Only Some Employees?

In Bonusly, go to "Users" and click "Imported Users", then click "Configure Activation Rules."

Check the boxes for those employment statuses that you wish to sync with Bonusly.

If there are any new employees you wish to sync into Bonusly right away, you can also do that from your Imported Users page.

Once that's done, go back to integrations in Bonusly and click on BambooHR. Then edit the integration, and enable "automatically activate". Then click "Save."

From now on, any new employees that match your activation rules will be auto-synced into Bonusly. Any changes to employee info will be synced to Bonusly. Additionally, any employees who are termed will be auto-deactivated in Bonusly.

Where do I go for Support for this Integration?

If you are an existing customer using this integration, please be aware that this integration is supported by Bonusly.

Contact information can be found here.

What's Next?

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