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How to give an Award on the new homepage
How to give an Award on the new homepage

Learn how to give out recognition using Manual Awards!

Updated over a week ago

This article is best for:

- Users who are designated as award givers and Global Admins

- Connect and Custom customers


What are Awards?

Awards allow you to create company-funded awards, which means your company is recognizing individuals instead of recognition coming from peers. Before you can give an award, one of your Bonusly admins will need to create Awards in your Bonusly account, which you can read about here.

There are two types of Awards: templated and non-templated.

Templated Awards have pre-set information to standardize recognition for specific amounts and events. You won’t need to customize the message each time, so a quick and easy template makes it simple to recognize company-wide initiatives.

Non-templated Awards allow you to customize the message each time new recognition is given, making it easy to tailor the message and recognition amount.


Giving Awards

If you have permission to give out awards, you will see a highlighted box below the recognition box with a button to Award someone. When you click the button, any awards available for you to give out will appear.

First, you'll see Non-templated Awards followed by Templated Awards. Plus, on the right-hand side, you'll see the available budget for that award, so you know how much you can give out!


Giving a Non-templated Award:

To give out a Non-templated Award, select the award you would like to give and then click the Next button.

Now you can customize the award just like you would a recognition post, except by giving an award, the points will come from the award budget, not your personal giveable allowance! πŸŽ‰

To send the award, click the Award button in the lower right corner. The award recognition will post to the homepage and notify the user they've received an award!


Giving a Templated Award:

To give out a Templated Award, select the award you would like to give and then click the Next button. The recognition amount and reason are already in the draft post and cannot be changed in a Templated Award. All you need to do is add in the person or people you'd live to give the award to and click the Award button. Easy, right?! πŸ”₯

Just like the Non-Templated Award, the recognition will be posted to the homepage and notify the user!

That's it! Now you can start giving standardized bonuses from the company for specific contributions and events! πŸŽ‰


Troubleshooting:

Don't see the Award section? Check the following:

  • Ensure you've added yourself as a "giver" of the award

  • Check your browser extensions! If you have an adblocker, be sure to add bonus.ly to the safelist in your adblocker


Questions? Send us a note to [email protected]; we'd be happy to help!

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