Employee recognition with badges

It’s no secret that companies with an effective employee recognition program enjoy a multitude of benefits.

Employee recognition with badges

Here are some key statistics to bear this point out:

Bearing all of the above in mind, now consider your company’s employee recognition program. Are your employees empowered with tools to help them recognize each other’s achievements? For many companies, acknowledging an employee’s outstanding performance is an afterthought relegated to informal happy hours. While many a manager may highlight a team member’s performance to their direct team, is the rest of the company aware of these significant accomplishments? Here’s another statistic to ponder:  Only 14% of organizations provide managers with the necessary tools for rewards and recognition. (Aberdeen Group, The Power of Employee Recognition, 2013)

Here at BrightStarr, we’re excited to introduce one of the latest new Unily features that can be used to strengthen a company’s existing employee recognition program: Badges!  Badges can be defined by a company’s leadership and awarded to individuals who demonstrate exceptional performance or expertise in a given business unit.  Within Unily, employees can then view their coworkers’ awarded badges, thus fostering a culture where outstanding employee performance is formally recognized and widely socialized.

Below are some example badges to consider:

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Person who is considered an expert in their relevant business unit who is happy to answer any questions from colleagues
  • Unily Champion – Power user who is available for general/client-specific Unily training
  • Site Owner – The designated administrator for a given business unit who can field any site content-related requests from end users
  • Individual Achievement Badges – Various badges formulated by management to reward direct reports on their team

o   Corporate Communications – Content Contributor MVP Badge for employees who help write a news story for Corporate Communications’ Intranet that receives a set number of views by end users

o   IT – Badge for IT Support team member who troubleshoots and resolves the most support tickets for a given time period

o   Project Management Office (PMO) – Badge rewarding a Project Manager for successfully closing out their latest project

If you'd like to see more of what Unily intranets can do, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

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Patrick Hardy Business Analyst

With over seven years of experience in SharePoint Consulting, Patrick has served in a multitude of roles such as developer, designer, business analyst, and tester.

Through the course of his career, Patrick has proved particularly passionate about strategy, governance, and information architecture.​ He enjoys immersing himself in understanding each client’s unique pain points and content ecosystem. His energy and creativity stems from the desire to design solutions clients will really enjoy using. When it comes to crafting and designing a new solution, Patrick is a true believer in the age old saying, “the devil's in the detail.”​​

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