Recognize Product Updates

Recognize is updated almost every week. Major updates and fixes are listed here to help customers and prospective customers learn of continued improvements.

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  • Advanced Theming Capabilities

    February 23, 2021

    Screenshot of advanced theming capabilities

    Recognize has added advanced theming capabilities for Company Admins, that can be accessed in the Settings section of your Admin Portal. Features include:

    • Company Admins can now manage their own logos
    • More flexible theming options with dynamic updates

    Other updates

    • Fixed issue with the ability to add multiple variants of the same value in the rewards catalog (useful for things that have sizes, like t-shirts)
    • Allow adding a gift card without needing to deposit any money
    • Fixed bug with signing up due to recaptcha
    • Android app was updated with fixes to the rewards catalog
  • Disclaimers to Cash Equivalent Cards

    January 21, 2021

    Recognize has added a disclaimer to cash equivalent cards, informing users of the timeframe wherein they must be redeemed and spent. Users can now see this information before they choose these rewards!

    Other updates

    • Fixed bug in Data Table Header of Company Admin Engagement Page
    • Created a new way to handle points reset requests
    • Made ‘Hall of Fame’ timezone aware
    • Fixed bug in rewards to allow Company Admins to view redeemed company-fulfilled reward’s variant
  • Multiple Recipient Award Certificate

    January 4, 2021

    Multiple Recipients for an award

    Before now, a recognition to multiple recipients could not generate an automatic award certificate. Thanks to a request from a new customer, we created a popup with a select list of the recognition recipients. An admin, manager, or employee can now generate awards for each employee.

    Other updates

    • Redesigned recognition approval email
    • Fixed notification bug with Workplace by Facebook
    • Updated to new Workplace by Facebook install method
    • Fixed custom locale bug in Microsoft Teams
    • Fixed bug with logging in to Outlook app for new users
    • Updated Top Employee Recognition Ideas article
  • Performance Improvement Launch

    December 1, 2020

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    Recognize has increased the performance of the Stream page by now ‘lazy loading’ the comments. This allows the recognitions to now pop in immediately!

     

  • Frontline Release

    October 22, 2020

    We are helping frontline staff who don’t have regular access to email get on to Recognize!

    Frontline Staff are those who provide us an essential service or key public service, who interact with customers or work in factories. These terrific essential employees don’t always have access to a company email but deserve to be recognized for all of the hard work they do. In addition to logging on via Email, Single Sign-On, Yammer, Google, and Microsoft, we now offer the option to log in via telephone number for employees who are the frontline every day. Our frontline option provides a number of features to engage these employees, and send custom rewards to the backbone of your organization. Learn more here.

  • Trimester Nomination Campaigns and more

    September 24, 2020

    Trimester nomination campaign intervals now supported

    Trimester nominations are for companies who wish to award titles on a trimester basis. To implement a Trimester nomination, first visit the “Custom Badges” section in the Admin Portal. Select the badge you wish to award each trimester. In the drop-down menu under “Badge Sending Limit“, select “Trimester” and click “Save” at the bottom of the screen.

    Screenshot of Trimester Nominations

    Workplace now has chat commands for sending recognitions

    Try “recognize”, “recognise”, “r”, or “send recognition”. This will provide you with a shortcut to the Recognition window and make it easy to recognize teammates.

    Recognize Workplace Chat  

    • Anniversary Recognitions can now be sent via bulk recognition

      Anniversaries can now be sent anytime on command by the company admin.

    • Repaired mobile issues with Microsoft Teams integration

      Microsoft Teams mobile is growing and so is Recognize support!

    • Import spreadsheet now includes department, country, and locale

      Spreadsheet import and FTP import now support changing someone’s language.

  • Android now has reward redemptions

    September 1, 2020

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    Android app got a big update.

    1. Performance improvements
    2. Privacy for sending option fixed
    3. Reward redemption for gift cards and company items
    4. New profile

    Check out the mobile apps!

  • Send recognition from Workplace by Facebook Chat

    August 31, 2020

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    Workplace by Facebook removed the menu to be able to send recognition! We quickly moved to add a few different commands to workplace chat.

    To do that type:


    r
    send recognition
    recognize
    recognise

     

    Send recognition with r

  • 10 Free Award Certificate Templates

    August 16, 2020

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    To help managers and HR engage their top employees, we created a really nice set of new award certificate templates to customize and print or email.

    Download the PDF at the bottom of the page.

    Visit the award certificates

  • Integrations Directory

    August 14, 2020

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    Recognize has listed all the integrations into one place and added a number of tutorials. From Gmail to Trello, the content explains who to use Zapier to set up an integration. This list will keep growing. Let us know what you think!

    Visit Recognize Integration Directory