You can personalize your Kudos portal to suit your organization perfectly by building and adding widgets to your Kudos account. Kudos offers several convenient widgets to enhance communication and create efficiencies.
Customize Your Sidebar
You can personalize your Kudos portal to suit your organization perfectly by building and adding widgets to your Kudos account. Kudos offers several convenient widgets to enhance communication and create efficiencies, from event notifications to a resource centre that centralizes key documents and templates.
Sidebar widgets are only customizable for those with Administrator privileges. If you are logged in as an Administrator, click the following:
⚙️ > Account
Once you are under the Account tab, the widgets on the right-hand side will now display with an Edit button underneath them. To hide a widget so it doesn't appear on the sidebar for users, select Edit. A window will pop up, and you can select the Inactive button, and then Save.
Neither users nor Administrators can see inactive widgets on the main wall. Inactive widgets will only display to an Administrator if they are in the Account section, and will also display with a light grey tab and font.
To re-arrange the order widgets appear on the sidebar, simply drag and drop their headers into a new order.
Types of Widgets:
Kudos Engagement and Points Leaders
These widgets allow you to highlight the top five givers and receivers of Kudos each month. The board is cleared out on the first day of every month, and is updated in real time as Kudos are given and received. It is a great way to feature the people who are making an impression on their peers and on the business. The leaderboard can also be used to help manage internal reward programs.
- Points Leaders: Users who have sent and received the most points in the month.
- Engagement Leaders: Users who have sent and received the most Kudos messages/comments/K+ in the month.
This widget allows you to share the company's calendar with the team. You can either import an existing calendar, or add events manually. The widget will only show events taking place in the next two days. To see all events, click View All Events. Events will also appear on the wall timeline on the day they are happening.
- To import a calendar, you can either paste the URL from a public online calendar, or upload a .ICS calendar file from your computer.
To add events manually, fill out the section called Calendar Events. Click Save. Your event will appear on the sidebar on the day before and day of. It will also appear on the wall timeline whenever it takes place.
The Image widget allows you to display rotating image files on the site. These can be anything that enhances your engagement program like ads, quotes, mini motivational posters or inspiring pictures of your team.
The dimensions for the images should be: 190px wide by 150 - 340px high. The image may be larger than these dimensions as long as the ratio is the same. You can also add text which will display below the image and make the image clickable to another URL.
The images you upload will rotate through the sidebar every time the page re-loads.
This widget gives Administrators the ability to prominently feature news and information so that everyone can be kept up to date on what is happening in the company. You can promote all kinds happenings: welcome a new team member; recognize a special event; or notify team members of important dates. You can also add an attachment to an announcement, providing more information to your team, or simply adding a fun image to draw attention to your announcement. You can also elect to email this announcement out to the team, if you wish. Simply click "Edit" and type in the message you wish to send.
Kudos Quick Links
With the Quick Links widget you can give quick access to other important sites, web applications and files. Use it to provide links to things like online time sheets, project management systems, external benefit systems and organizational resource drives or intranets.
The Resources widget allows you to have up to 5 documents that users can easily download from the sidebar. This is a great and convenient way to make your most popular documents easily accessible to users at any time. These can be any file type, and you simply upload the files you want displayed from your computer. Some ideas of what you might want to include are your company logo, letterhead, employee manual, or a time off request sheet.
Custom Widget (TEXT/HTML)
Kudos gives you a spot to create your own widget, or add a third party HTML widget to pull in content or applications from another system. Add a news feed, your Twitter feed, a time input widget, calculator widget or dictionary widget — it’s up to you!
Quote of the Day
The Quote of the Day allows you to to display a motivational quote to keep your team inspired. It is a great way to keep the site fresh and fun, refreshing itself at the start of every day automatically.
Cartoon of the Day
The Cartoon of the Day allows everyone to view a new cartoon each day. Everyone loves a good laugh, and this is great way to have a little fun and inspire conversations. This widget will refresh itself automatically daily, so no need to remember to switch it out!
We hope this helps! If you have any questions, please post a comment below and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.