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11/4/22 Product Update - New Recognition Feature Available

When employees feel valued, they’re more engaged, motivated, and likely to go the extra mile for their company. Organizations with formal recognition programs have 31% less voluntary turnover than organizations that don't have any program at all. And they're 12x more likely to have strong business outcomes. Recognition is one of the top drivers of employee engagement. When employees believe they will be recognized, they are 2.7x more likely to be highly engaged.*

We've launched a brand new feature in ExpandShare to support the culture of sharing Recognition at all levels of your organization, including immediate notifications, reporting and tracking of usage by location over time. 

The feature is available now to customers on current plans by contacting Once enabled, any Account Owner, Company Admin or Managers with rights to view employee profiles can call out and encourage their team members for the hard work they do every day. 

Recognition is given by looking up a specific employee's Profile page and clicking on the Recognition widget. 

The widget shows the number of recognitions the employee has already received and clicking on the box opens a text panel for entering the next feedback. Below the text panel, a list of prior recognitions is shown, including the date and manager who shared their appreciation.

Your company can opt to have the Recognition text panel blank or to start preloaded with a template of the format you'd like managers to use. While optional, a template can help managers remember to highlight key company values that the employee helped achieve or match a recognition format used previously.

Once a manager types in a recognition message and clicks Submit, the employee will be immediately notified, either by app alert or email. Managers can click the three dots next to any submission to edit or delete a post they made.

Account Owners and Company Admins will see a roll up report of the total cumulative companywide on the top Location screen, as well as a count of those recognized in the current month. Managers at each location can see the same view specific to their location.

Clicking through opens a monthly trend graph of the past 6 months, with the ability to drill down to locations and sublocations.  

At any point, Admins can switch the view from Locations to Recognition to see the most recent submissions, including date/time stamp and author.

These report views can help you set a standard for the number of expected recognitions to be made by each location monthly and monitor participation.

Let's start recognizing your team!

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