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.

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 colours. 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

unily people directory on ipad

 

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 organisation. 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 organise 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.

unily badges widget on mobile

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 raising 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!

If you’re interested in learning more about these new updates, please get in touch today to arrange a demo.

Hannah Unsworth Senior Business Analyst

In Hannah’s role as consultant, she gets involved at the very beginning of a project, running workshops to understand the client’s needs and wants. Her British Computer Society training certainly helps with this vital requirements gathering stage, but her work doesn’t end there. As well as putting together wireframes for new solutions, on Unily projects Hannah also becomes a Customer Success Manager. This vital role involves working with clients to prepare them for product deployment, and ensuring a successful launch and continued engagement. Hannah enjoys the challenge of understanding how business work and working out how her solutions can improve it.

Outside work, Hannah is sporty and outdoorsy listing rowing, skiing and camping as some of her favourite activities.

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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.

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