When you're ready to give recognition, follow these steps for using the Give Bar. You'll be recognizing great work in no time!
Step 1: Access the Give Bar
Click on Recognize at the top of the Home or Me Page.
Step 2: Fill in the "To" Field
Type your colleague's name in the To field and it will auto-populate. Select the correct name by clicking on it. You can add multiple people to this field if you want to recognize more than one person in the same Kudos message. You can type the names of groups, departments, and locations to recognize an entire team, or you can send messages to everyone in the organization by typing All.
If your organization has external Kudos turned on, you can send a Kudos message to an external address by typing the email address; external Kudos will not have points attached to them.
Step 3: Select the Level of Kudos
Begin by selecting the level of Kudos you’d like to give (TY: Thank You 5 pts, GJ: Good Job 10 pts, IM: Impressive 20 pts, EX: Exceptional 50 pts). The Give Bar displays escalating levels of recognition, from appreciation moments (Thank You) to performance-oriented moments (Good Job, Impressive, or Exceptional).
If your organization uses points, it's important to remember that you can always send recognition messages, even if you are out of Points to Give.
Step 4: Write a Recognition Message
Now it's time to write your Kudos message to your recipients. It can be simple or it can be more descriptive of the specific effort and subsequent outcomes. With an allowance of up to 1000 characters, feel free to be creative!
Step 5: Add an Attachment, Stickers or GIFs (Optional)
Depending on your organization's settings, you may not have the ability to add Attachments, Stickers or GIFs.
You can attach up to 10 files from your computer or mobile device to your Kudos messages, such as a picture or a document (Max of 150MB total), by clicking the paper-clip icon. You can also include a video approximately 5-minutes in length. You can use attachments as a way to enhance your recognition message.
Click Add a Sticker and select a sticker to personalize your message. You can add as many stickers as you'd like, but they must be selected one at a time.
If your organization has Stickers enabled, you can add GIFs to your recognition message by clicking the GIF button.
Step 6: Select Qualities
Select qualities that support the Kudos message. These Qualities will be set by your organization to allow you to tie your recognition message back to your organization's values. At least one quality must be selected before the Kudos message can be sent.
Step 7: Select a Privacy Setting
You can keep your message Public so it appears on the Kudos Wall, or you can make it Private so that it can only be viewed by the receiver and the sender. By default, messages are sent as Public.
Depending on your organization's setting, you may not have the ability to send a Private message.
Step 8: Click to Send!
The recipient(s) will immediately receive an email notification of your message. If your message was Public, everyone will be able to view and comment on the message.
We hope this helps! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at support@Kudos.com and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.