Our social recognition platform 'encore' launched recently at the Zukunft Personal Europe exhibition in Germany. The new SaaS solution encourages employees to easily recognise colleagues and team achievements while linking recognitions to company values.
Munich, 30th September 2022. The term 'social recognition' describes the appreciation of performance in a community. Social recognition is trending within the Human Resources sector, and with good reason. Those who achieve outstanding successes or long service receive awards with a special personal recognition. In this digital age, employee appreciation occurs virtually and in real time. Employees and managers can recognise or reward colleagues directly online and thus, celebrate their successes. encore, the social recognition platform, makes this possible. Developed in collaboration by Ovation Incentives and BONAGO Incentive Marketing Group as part of a joint venture and will be marketed by encorePeople.
At the Zukunft Personal Europe trade fair in Cologne, the encorePeople team relaunched the platform with enhanced features and a fresh new look. This cloud-based platform made an impact, especially considering the pressure within the German labour market. It is not easy for HR professionals to attract new employees and retain them. Mark Gregg, co-founder of encorePeople, says:
"We know from decision-makers we spoke to at the ZPE and from our own research that many would actually like to do more. Of course, they are aware that a clear employer brand strategy is needed in such times. This includes seeing employees as individuals and rewarding them personally for their performance - and then advertising this on the market. What makes it difficult for them, however, is researching the appropriate reward instruments, integrating the corresponding procedures into their company processes and then still continuously supervising all measures."
encore can solve this very quickly and efficiently, regardless of company size, global or regional locations. With encore, the performance of individual employees or entire teams can be systematically identified and recognised. Platform users can share recognition virtually, applaud colleagues, congratulate birthdays, and comment directly on achievements. Monetary rewards can be collected in a digital wallet and redeemed on the platform for locally desirable awards. Processing and accounting of all benefits is automated, without any additional administration for the HR department. An integrated newsflash easily achieves communication with the entire workforce on current company events and new incentives.
encore enables employee engagement without any geographical or hierarchical boundaries. The solution, which can be scaled as required and deployed quickly, helps to establish a modern, open culture of appreciation across a company, while pursuing a shared vision. The intuitive SaaS solution is easy to set up and use. For companies with up to five employees, itis even free with full functionality.