The Birthday Award will automatically give recognition to your team on their birthdays. This can be a really great way to take a moment to celebrate all of the great contributions your teammate makes! πŸŽ‰Β 

The recognition post will appear in the public Recognition Feed, which allows the rest of your team to join in on the celebration and add on to the recognition.

The points for the Birthday Award come directly from the company, and not an individual user’s allowance balance. This means there's no need to worry about managing allowances for the award.Β 

In order to enable the Birthday Award, you'll want to make sure that your users have birthday information in Bonusly. Click here to learn more about adding birthday information for your users.Β 

Customizing the Birthday Award

The automated Birthday Award comes automatically installed and is pre-programmed with a sensible message and bonus amount. To make adjustments to the Birthday Award, head over to the Recognition > Awards page. Click on Automated to see the available awards.

To edit the messaging or amount of your Birthday Award, click the edit button on the rights side of the page.

A new window will pop-up will to allow you to edit the text and amount.

To edit the amount, remove bonus_amount (keep the β€œ+” symbol) and replace it with the point amount you would like to use and then click the 'Save' button:

Turning the Birthday Award on or off

You’ll see that the Birthday Award is off by default. To activate the Birthday Award, toggle the button next to the award name to green.

Now the award is active! If you'd like to deactivate it, just click toggle the button back to gray to turn the Award off.

Frequently asked questions

How do I add my teammates' birthday dates?Β 

There are three ways to add your teammates' birthday dates:

  • If you're using an HRIS/HRMS integration for your user management, we'll automatically pull the information over for you.Β 
  • If there's no data available for us to collect, or if you're not using an HRIS/HRMS integration, then we'll send your teammate a notification asking them to add the information to the 'Anniversaries' tab of their settings page, which will appear once you've added the Anniversary Package.Β 
  • You can manually add everyone's information by including it in a column and using our bulk upload feature.Β 

What does the "anniversary_date" field mean and can it be removed?

The "anniversary_date" field will automatically populate the receiver's birth date. It's not required to give the bonus because the data lives elsewhere, but can be nice to have.Β 

For example, if the receiver's birthday falls on a weekend (where few people are likely to see it), we will generate the bonus on the last workday before the weekend. So, if your birthday is on Sunday, October 1, you'll receive a bonus on Friday, September 29 saying "Happy birthday on October-01!"Β 

What time do the automated awards run?

The automated awards will send the bonus at approximately 8 am in the receiver's time zone.

Whoops! We forgot to add the birthday date for a user; will they still get their reward?

There is a 48-hour window for the Birthday Awards; so birthdays updated within 48 hours of their birthday will still go out. πŸ‘Β 

If a birthday bonus is edited, could a birthday bonus be given twice?

Not to worry, we thought that situation might come up from time-to-time, so we designed the system to only give that bonus once within a ten-month period. Β 

Want to learn more about the other automated Awards available? You can find out more by checking out our "What's a Bonusly Automated Award?" article!

Want to learn more about all Awards?
Check out "What are Bonusly Awards?" to find out more!

Questions? Send us a note to support@bonus.ly, we'd be happy to help! πŸ€—.

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