The Company News form is a communication tool that provides Program Administrators the ability to keep employees “in the know” about company comings and goings that are unrelated to recognition activity. Whether it’s sending out a big announcement, quick note, or reminder, the information is posted instantly on the Activity Feed for all to see.
To send out Company News, click on the Post button in the top right of the navigation links, which will open a pop-up window of the different form options available in your company's program. Select Company News.
Next, enter the communication within the Description field (this field accommodates up to 8,000 characters).
Then enter a Title for the post. Make sure the title describes the communication that is being sent (e.g., Team Happy Hour on Thursday, Reminder to Sign Up, etc.).
Note: Administrators can also add a Photo or Video to the post. For more information on this feature, click here.
Last, select a Title Image using the drop-down to pick an icon or upload your own image to make the news item stand out on the Activity Feed.
Click Submit and the post is instantly added to your program's Activity Feed. There is no approval process required to publish and authors do not receive points or achievements in the system for publishing Company News posts.
Once the news post is published on the Activity Feed, users can like, comment, and share the post with anyone in the organization. Point rules are allowed for social interactions with this post (point rules are based on your company's configuration).
If you need to adjust a Company News post after it has been submitted, do so by navigating to the admin panel Manage Posts page. Click here for more information on the Manage Posts page.
Looking for a way to send information out to your organization through text, email, or push notification? Learn more about the Broadcast Tool.