What are Automated Awards?

Automated Awards give automatic recognition to welcome new employees and celebrate birthdays and work anniversaries.

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Written by Adrianne Hipsher
Updated over a week ago

No more worrying about forgetting a birthday or anniversary! Automated Awards automatically dole out recognition to your teammates. Automated Awards appear in your public Recognition Feed, encouraging the rest of your team to join in on the celebration. πŸŽ‰Β 

Currently, we offer three types of Automated Awards:

1. Welcome Award
Help your new hires feel welcome on their first day! The Welcome Award automatically introduces and welcomes new teammates by recognizing them for joining your company. πŸ€—

2. Anniversary Award
Work anniversaries are a cause for celebration! The Anniversary Award encourages everyone in your organization to celebrate this milestone and reflect on their colleagues' contributions over the past year.

3. Birthday Award
You can't always pass around a birthday card for everyone to sign these days, especially with a lot of employees working remotely. The Birthday Award helps you celebrate every birthday consistently and is a fun way to make your employees feel appreciated on their special day! πŸŽ‚

Recognition from all Automated Awards appears on the public Recognition Feed just like those given out by peers πŸŽ‰.

Users who do not wish to celebrate their birthdays or work anniversaries on Bonusly can opt out of Automated Awards by going to Settings.

To opt out, click on Anniversaries in the user settings and then uncheck the box next to the type of Award. Select Update Anniversaries and you're all set! When a user opts out they will not receive any recognition or points for that particular Award and will not be recognized on the public Recognition Feed.

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 birth date or hire date for a user; will they still get their reward?

There is a 72-hour window for the Automated Awards, so if the award itself or the user is edited within this window, the award will not trigger. You'll want to create a ticket with the support team to manually trigger the award(s).

Questions? Send us a note to [email protected]. πŸ€—

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