Recognition is an important aspect of employee engagement. Whether it's for doing something outstanding on the job, or simply knowing the people around you, having the ability to learn more about your coworkers is key. Creating a directory of your staff, and specifically those stand-out individuals, is a great place for recognition within your app.
Create a Folder for Employee Spotlights:
Having a folder where you feature extraordinary employees outside of your general staff directory is a great place to start. From there you can create a cadence for making each newly rewarded employee an item featuring their interests and accomplishments. This also allows you to keep a historical list if you'd like.
Add a Video:
Another way to build out your featured employee section would be to include a "What I do" 30-second video clip.
Shoot the video on a smartphone, upload the video file to cloud storage like GoogleDrive or an unlisted Youtube channel and then copy the URL of the hosted video into the Website draggable on your app item.
Things to remember:
- Make it fun! A good balance of work and personal information ensures the best user experience and allows your employees personality shine.
- Send a push notification. Whenever there is a employee added to the Spotlight Folder, let your app users know they should go check it out.
- Use what you've learned in basics training to make this component of your app stand out! Include videos, properties in the action bar, and other features you think will help you highlight your staff.