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Everyone's a winner with Unily's Badge enhancements

It’s no surprise that making use of gamification across your digital workplace is a great way to engage employees and support the fantastic work they do. The Unily badge functionality is a form of gamification that can really motivate employees to interact with your digital workplace, complete tasks and share their views, turning it into a challenge to win more and more badges.

Woman excited about Unily badges

Gamification across Unily allows users to attach custom badges to users’ profiles when they’ve achieved a particular milestone. This could be for a whole host of achievements, such as; most sales in a week, best customer service that month, 100% complete profile or employee of the month, to name a few. Badges are intuitively managed through Unily’s content management system, with the ability to edit icons, images and colors. We’ve recently been hard at work updating Unily’s badges functionality and we’re excited for you to see the new updates!

New features include

Anyone can award badges with ease

Rewarding colleagues with badges has never been easier.  Find whoever you wish to congratulate from numerous locations across Unily, select ‘Award Badge’ from the actions menu on their profile card and pick the badge. Leave a ‘Congratulations!’ message and make someone’s day. The recipient will then automatically receive a desktop and Unily app notification letting them know about your award.

Find your colleague

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Select the badge you would like to award

unily badges search on ipad

Leave a message of congratulations

unily badges on ipad

Take control

Any employee can award a colleague with a badge. With granular permissions, your admins can control who is able to award badges. For example, have a small group of badge awarders who use badges to denote if someone is part of the leadership team, is a first-aider or has recently gained a qualification. Or use them amongst all employees to encourage peer-to-peer recognition between teams, departments and communities.

A badge for every team

Give everyone including teams, departments and communities their own badges. The new functionality allows users to easily create categories of badges to use across your entire organization. For example, team leaders can encourage recognition by awarding team members with ‘Most Productive’ or ‘Top Performer’ badges, whilst Human Resources can reward new starters for completing all onboarding tasks with a ‘100% complete profile’ badge. Badge folders ensure CMS admins can organize various badge categories effectively in the Unily CMS.

Recognize awardees 

The enhanced Badges widget works perfectly wherever you need it. Use it to showcase your recent awardees, or to ensure employees awarded with specific role-type badges are clearly visible. Designed to work on both desktop and the Unily app, for both Hub and Engage users, badges can be managed and displayed from any Badge repository in the Unily CMS, therefore used on any page you choose. The example below shows the new badges widget used on an onboarding page to recognize those new starters who have completed their profiles.

Big picture benefits

Badges are a tried and tested way to increase your digital workplace engagement. They offer a fun (and even a competitive) means to raise recognition among your employees. The benefits of using badges within your organization are as follows:

Drive digital workplace engagement

Is your engagement in decline? Why not use badges to incentivize your employees by introducing some competition between them. Recognize ‘The most engaged’, ‘Top contributors’ (on Social) or even who has the most completed and up to date user profile. Use them to drive participation, compliance and reward task completion too. Award Badges to those who have displayed the company values in practice or are great ambassadors for the business.

Promote qualifications

Use Badges to identify who the experts are. For example, use our enhanced badges widget to showcase those who have recently gained a qualification, fire marshals, first aiders - give them all a boost and some well-earned recognition!

Recognize your champions and experts

Do you have local intranet champions and knowledge experts? Use Badges to recognize them and highlight who they are. Showcase these employees on your homepage, knowledge center or community sites so that everyone else knows who they are, and can ask them questions and advice.

Reward for company service

Reward employees for work anniversaries, promotions, reaching targets or gaining new qualifications. Give your employees the spotlight they deserve and encourage others to follow suit.

For more, read our article on using badges to help your staff value one another here.

Coming soon

This is only the beginning of the exciting gamification updates for Unily, as we continue to develop and add new features over the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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