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Awarding Employee Recognition Badges on Applauz

published: July 11, 2019


Saying “thank you” and “good job” to your employees regularly is an important part of keeping your employees feeling appreciated and engaged. 

A “thank you” is a great start. But it can lack a personalized touch.

With Applauz Recognition, Managers can grant Recognition Badges to their employees. Creating a more meaningful and genuine recognition experience.

In this article, we will explore the Applauz Badge feature so you can start making your recognition efforts more personalized and special!

What we'll cover: 

Benefits of Using Recognition Badges

Recognition Badges are key to offering recognition on Applauz and are free! 

The Recognition Badges are divided into three thematic categories:

  • Celebrations
  • Good Work
  • Values


Key Benefits of Recognition Badges on Applauz:

  • A choice of 30+ pre-set Recognition Badges to celebrate every type of work achievement
  • Recognition is personal and tailored to the employee
  • Employee Badges are tracked on the Employee Profile
  • Improves company culture and employee engagement
  • Contributes to a positive work environment


How to Grant Badges to Employees

Applauz Badges are offered to employees as part of regular recognition-giving on the Applauz Newsfeed. 

  1. Navigate to the post creator at the top of the Applauz Newsfeed
  2. Make sure the “recognitiontab is selected (not the “announcement” tab)
  3. Find the individual or department you’d like to recognize
  4. Type your message
  5. Select the Recognition Badge of choice
  6. Hit “Recognize” to publish the post to the Newsfeed

Note: You can add a GIPHY or image to your Recognition post for even more personalization and creativity.


How to Customize your Recognition Program's Badges

Although Applauz Recognition comes with a variety of default Badges, you can create your own Badges or modify existing Badges to personalize your program.

There are two ways to create a more customized recognition experience with Badges:

  1. Badge names can be modified to better reflect your brand and voice
  2. Create your very own Custom Badges

How to modify a Badges name

Navigate to Program > Customization > Recognition Badges

Here you will find all default Badges organized by theme

Simply click on the field of the badge you want to modify and type a new name and hit “Save Changes."


How to create a Custom Badge

Navigate to Program > Customization > Recognition Badges

On the top left side on the main page click on “New Badge

A modal will pop up. 

Upload a photo for your custom Badge, give it a name, and assign the Badge to a theme. Hit "Save."