You can quickly start a recognition right from the home page.
Simply start typing the person's name in the Select Someone to Recognize field (or click on one of the recognition suggestions). Once a name is selected, you will be redirected to the Post Form.
Another way to access the post form is to click the Post button in the top right of the navigation links, which will open a pop-up window with the different recognition form options available in your company's program (if your program only uses one type, clicking the button will take you directly to the recognition form).
Select Peer Recognition from the pop-up window.
Begin typing the first or last name of the person you want to recognize. The site will pull up matching names as well as the person's group information. Select the appropriate person from the list. For a group recognition, follow the same steps to add multiple people to the post.
Write a description
Include the details of what happened, including what the person did specifically that others can learn from and the benefit of these actions to the company, customers, and/or coworkers. For more help on writing recognition posts, reference How to Write a Recognition Post.
Add a title and customize a title image
Include a title for your recognition to help others decide whether to open it and read more.
The title image will default to the profile icon or image of the recipient. Group posts will default to a predetermined group post icon.
You can customize it by clicking on the down arrow next to Image and selecting an image from the preselected icons available. To add an image from your computer, select Add Image > Browse to select the file from your computer then click Save Image.
Add a video or photo to the post
Click the link to add a video or a photo to the recognition post. Note that this is different from the title image. This feature lets you add a video clip or an image within the post itself. For more information, click here.
Finally, you will need to select which cultural or business categories this recognition references. Select the one or two that best fit. If you are uncertain, hovering over the category names will provide you with additional explanation.
Before you go
You can choose to Preview the recognition to ensure it will appear as you expect on the site or you can choose to Submit the recognition. Once you submit the recognition, the recipient's manager (or each recipient's manager in the case of a group recognition) will receive an email notification that he or she has a recognition to review. Once the manager (or managers) approves the recognition, it will appear on the Activity Feed for everyone to view, comment on, and share!
Note: We recommend that managers try to review and publish posts within three days of receipt. Some situations may mean the approval process takes a little longer, e.g., group posts sometimes take more time because multiple managers have to approve it. If you are concerned about the amount of time a post is taking to get published, reach out to the manager or your Program Administrator for support.