Recently, NS804 discussed different avenues through which a company can enable employee recognition functions in a remote environment. Building natural channels for employee recognition is a crucial ingredient in forming a positive and rewarding company culture. With the national morale plummeting due to COVID-19, astronomical unemployment rates, and the overall economic downturn - organizations need to be elevating and amplifying their efforts in creating top-notch employee experiences that boost morale and push positivity. Integrating employee recognition functions into existing internal-communication solutions is a great first step in bolstering an organization’s company culture.
There are many benefits to improving employee recognition avenues within an organization, regardless of the work environment. As COVID-19 has influenced a major shift in the working environment where remote-work and working-from-home will likely dominate the marketplace for years to come. There will always be exceptions to the rule, of course, especially in industries like manufacturing and construction. However - with more information and a higher awareness of the current health risks associated with face-to-face interactions and crowded places, the push to work-from-home is more than justified as employees rightfully prioritize the health and wellbeing of themselves, and their families.
All-in-all, the work-from-home era is really in its infancy, and will likely continue on as the normal for the foreseeable future. Especially as employees adjust to work-from-home accommodations, and organizations are able to see a level of production similar to those seen prior to COVID-19. A result of both an uptick in individual performances and organizations ramping up their remote operations to pre-COVID-19 levels.
Apps for Employee Recognition
In building the work-from-home environments, many companies workplace and organizations decided to use communication solutions like Slack and Zoom in place of traditional email and conference calls. These communication solutions enabled employees to connect with one another, as well as management, in just seconds. Perfect for keeping up with deadlines, asking for clarification, and getting the collaboration from colleagues that’s often vital to a project’s success. However, something was still missing.
Employee recognition is a vital aspect of boosting morale, amplifying individual production, and creating a greater sense of employee buy-in. Ultimately leading to higher levels of production, efficiency, and employee satisfaction.
Thankfully, there is a wide spectrum of choices for organizations using Slack, or other communication apps, for integrating employee recognition directly into the existing communication channels. Some of these choices are:
Bonusly: Bonusly is one of the most adaptable employee recognition apps out there. Integrating employee recognition software has never been easier. Compatible with Slack, MS teams, private internets, or almost any other configuration. Bonsuly stresses team-building, keep top talent and enhanced company culture through integrated recognition functionality. This makes recognizing team members and colleagues as easy, fun, and efficient.
Kudos: Kudos is a Slack-App. This means that it’s likely one of the most native employee recognition apps for Slack specifically. While this is a slightly limiting feature, it also allows for a more custom-fit. Being native to Slack, Kudos focuses on making employee recognition through Slack a total breeze.
TapmyBack: Tapmyback is a great app that focuses on establishing a culture of continual feedback. Similar to the often-discussed culture of continual-improvement, continual-feedback is the result of a collection of processes and communication channels that establish normalcy, within an organization, of employee feedback and employee recognition. Integrating employee recognition and motivating employees to grow.
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