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Awards

    Awards are a great way to recognize employees or to help encourage employees to take action on key initiatives. We have made that so easy even Carl the Yeti can do it. 


To create an award, go to 'Awards' on the main screen. We’ve seen companies have great success with awards for wellness challenges, job referrals, or continued education efforts. We have two types of awards that can be created the first one is an achievement award. These awards are reserved for administrators and allow companies to reward employees for completing a prescribed activity. The second type of award can be used by both managers and admins and is called a recognition award. You can think of these as more traditional awards like employee of the month. These recognition awards also allow for employees to nominate one another and a manager can give out those awards based on nominations. 





Creating an Award

When you first open the awards page, you will see an invitation to start creating awards. If you are an admin when you click the link to create an award, you will see a dialog box like this, otherwise you will start on the first page of creating a recognition award



You can easily choose between the two different award types. 

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Creating a Recognition Award


Setting up award details:

You can select from a gallery of Motivosity award icons or upload your own. Start this process by clicking on the 'Upload an icon at the top. You will then give the name of the award that will be visible to your employees. Provide a brief description of what this award is and finally the frequency that it Is given out. 


Award Owners

The award owner is the person who gives the award. An award can have multiple owners. Start typing in the 'Who gives this award?' field and start typing the name of a valid Motivosity user in your company.



Awards with Nominations

You may want some awards to accept nominations. When you have at least one award that accepts nominations, a new 'Who Do You Nominate' box will appear on the Awards page. More information about this will be found in 'Making and Reviewing Nominations'.


Award Schedule

You can select how often the award is given. When you select a schedule for an award, a few things happen. First, if there is money associated with the award, the estimated recognition budget for the company is adjusted. Second, the person giving the award will be reminded to give it out at the right time. For awards that are not regularly given, choose, "One Time" from the dropdown




Nomination Instructions

Provides optional instruction to your employee that is important when submitting a nomination. Maybe you have a list of questions that need to have answers when nominating. Adding text here will display when someone is making a nomination. 




Money

Awards do not need to have money attached (bragging rights are always a good thing), but if you want a user to receive more money in their 'You can spend' box when they receive the award, select the maximum amount they could receive for this award in this box. Note that when an award owner is giving the award, the dollar amount can be adjusted downward if desired.


If you attach money to the award, you can decide where that money comes from. Does it come from the award owner's 'You can give' bucket, or does it come out of a central budget? If you choose 'The giver', then giving the award to someone would take out of the amount of the award from the owner's giving money. If you choose the 'Central budget', then another field will appear that will allow you to control the maximum number of times this award can be given in a year. 



Limiting an Award to a Country or Department

These limits will control how this award appears in the nomination list and on the Awards page. Choosing a country will have this award display only to people in the selected country. Choosing a department will have this award display only to people in the selected department. Choosing 'Inactive' will have this award not appear in any lists.




Once you are done with this, click 'Save' on the modal and the award is ready to go. Happy awarding!



Creating an Achievement Award

Achievement awards are a simple way to motivate your employees to take action on key company initiatives. To create an achievement award you. must be logged in as an administrator. Navigate to the awards tab at the top or you can go to the admin setup/awards tab.  When you click add new award you will see the option to select the achievement-based award. 



Setting up award details:

You can select from a gallery of Motivosity award icons or upload your own. Start this process by clicking on the 'Upload icon at the top. You will then give the name of the award that will be visible to your employees. Provide a brief description of what this award is and finally the frequency that it Is given out. You can also configure an external URL. This external URL will show as a link on the 'awards I can earn tab'. These links can go to external websites like your LMS platform, wellness platform, Sharepoint or any other place where an employee needs to take action to earn the award. URL entered must contain HTTP:// or HTTPS:// in the ULR. Finally, you can name that external URL like "Access LMS"



Achievement Reporting:

How should your employees mark achievement complete? We give you a couple options first they can provide a response in the platform. Second, as an administrator if your are tracking the completion of this activity outside of the platform you can bulk upload the award to all those who completed it. You can also manually give these awards out as well. This gives you maximum opertunity to streamline the work flow for completing an achievement. 


In addition to reporting an achievement as complete you have the option to provide instructions that will display when an employee markes the achievement complete. You can ask them to attach screen shots or documents on submission. All submissions will be available as an administrator for review and approval. 



Money

If you attach money to the award, the dollars will need to be set up with the central budget. the field will appear that will allow you to control how much will be awarded. You can set up a budget amount and a frequency for that budget. You will also have the opportunity to attach a gift to the award. 



Limiting an Award to a Country or Department

These limits will control how this award appears in the nomination list and on the Awards page. Choosing a country will have this award displayed only to people in the selected country. Choosing a department will have this award displayed only to people in the selected department. Choosing 'Inactive' will have this award not appear in any lists.



Like that your newly created award is now available to be earned

New achievement awards will show up at the top of the awards screen under Awards available to earn now. 


Edit or delete an award

To edit an award, go to  'Awards' and click the three dots next to the award you want to edit. After making changes remember to click 'Save'!




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