The Work Anniversary Award is a customizable Automated Award that sends recognition posts to users on their work anniversaries.

Work Anniversary Award posts appear in the main recognition feed, prompting everyone to add on, celebrate their teammates' milestones, and reflect on the successes they've enjoyed during the past year! 🎉

The Work Anniversary Award is programmed to send at approximately 8AM in the award receiver's time zone.

The Work Anniversary Award comes pre-programmed with a recognition message and amount. Before you configure the Work Anniversary Award, make sure your users' hire dates are set. Click here to learn how to add hire dates for your users.

Like all Automated Awards, the points for the Work Anniversary 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 Work Anniversary Award. 

Customizing the Work Anniversary Award 

To make adjustments to the Work Anniversary Award, admins can head over to the Automated Awards page. To edit the messaging or amount of your Work Anniversary Award, click the Edit button on the right:

A pop-up will appear that allows you edit the text and amount. 

You can edit the message of the text here:

You can edit the default amount here: 

Your default amount is the amount that each teammate will receive on their anniversary, regardless of their tenure. 

To award different amounts based on your teammate's years of service, click Advanced Amounts.

Next, click Add a new threshold for each specific anniversary you would like to celebrate with an amount other than the default amount. 

In this example, we'll celebrate five-year anniversaries with 500 points, and ten-year anniversaries with 1,000 points. All other anniversaries will receive the default amount of 50 points. 

When you're finished editing your Work Anniversary Award, don't forget to click Save:

Turning the Work Anniversary Award on or off

To deactivate the Anniversary Award, toggle it off by clicking the toggle button on the left:

Now the award is inactive. If you'd like to reactivate it, click the toggle button again.

Frequently asked questions

Where do the bonus points come from? 

These points come directly from the company, and not an individual user’s allowance balance. 

How do I add my teammates' anniversary dates?
There are three ways to add your teammates' anniversary dates:

  • If you're using an HRIS/HRMS integration for your user management, we'll automatically pull the information over for you. 

  • 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. 

  • You can manually add everyone's information by including it in a column and using our bulk upload feature

What time do the automated awards run?

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

Whoops! I entered the wrong date. How do I make sure my teammate doesn't receive a second bonus on their actual anniversary? 

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. 

Check out "What's an Automated Award?" to learn more!

Have more questions? Reach us at support@bonus.ly.

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