SharePoint Features to Help Recognize Employees:
News and Announcements
Use the SharePoint news feature to highlight employee achievements, milestones, or special recognitions. These can be showcased on the main page so everyone in the organization can see and appreciate them.
Badges and Awards
With customization, SharePoint can be set up to distribute virtual badges or awards to recognize various achievements, much like how LinkedIn offers endorsements. When employees achieve certain milestones or demonstrate outstanding performance, they can earn digital badges that are displayed on their profiles. This gamified approach can add some fun to recognition.
Create a dedicated space to spotlight employees monthly or weekly, sharing their stories, achievements, or contributions.
Feedback and Praise Feature
Viva Connections offers the Praise feature to send kudos to colleagues, which can then be showcased in a dedicated section on the intranet. You can also implement a similar feature directly in SharePoint (with no code, just some creative solutioning):
Create custom Shout Outs using SharePoint list formatting
Build dedicated recognition portals where employees can nominate their peers for awards, and others can view the nominations and winners.
With SharePoint’s integration with tools like Power BI, create dashboards that track and display various recognition metrics, such as the most recognized employees or departments.
Events and Webinars
Use SharePoint to organize and promote recognition events or webinars. This can include annual award ceremonies, training for top performers or interactive sessions to appreciate teams.
While SharePoint provides features to aid in employee recognition, it’s the organizational culture and leadership’s commitment to recognition that truly brings about change. Embracing these tools in the spirit of genuine appreciation can create a more positive, engaging, and productive work environment. Need help getting there? Let’s talk!