Empower and Energize the Workplace with Motivosity

April 8, 2015

11:00 am

Emily has been preparing for a big presentation at the end of the month, so she’s been coming into work early and leaving late everyday. Her boss noticed how hard she’s been working and wants to reward her.

With a tool like Motivosity, Emily’s boss can now acknowledge employees like her that go the extra mile.

How Motivosity Works

Motivosity helps companies acknowledge when someone at work is doing a good job. Employers and employees are given the ability to send small bonuses to people throughout the company.

Employers set up monthly allowances, badges for certain rewards, and milestone events that trigger the rewards to be sent to employees. Additionally, employers specify the company’s values and provide rewards that help reinforce desired behaviors.

For instance, on top of extending her hours, Emily’s employers have noticed she has been helping put together the visuals for the presentation even though it’s Nate’s responsibility. To show they appreciate her helping her co-worker, they send a “Team Work” badge to Emily.

Motivosity provides an easy way for companies to track important dates for employees, like birthdays and work anniversaries, and send a small reward to them on important dates. Gifts can be monetary bonuses, charitable donations, or what Motivosity calls “local rewards,” which is typically company merchandise.

For employers: Employers begin by setting up the organizational chart so Motivosity understands each employees’ role in the company. Next, employers are able to delegate a set amount of money employees can gift to each other every month.

Additionally, employers can designate an additional amount for managers to help boost department morale. While the amount of reward money does not carry over month-to-month, employers can set a bonus reward amount to ensure employees are gifting the bonuses to their coworkers.

For employees: Employees often feel their extra efforts are going unnoticed by their employers. But chances are, the person sitting in the cubicle next to them is noticing their hard work. Coworkers are able to send each other little rewards to acknowledge the work they’re accomplishing.

When the employee is given their reward, they can visit the online store and use the cash bonus to get gift cards to Amazon, Walmart, Target, and other online retailers. The gift card code is then delivered to them automatically and they’re free to spend their reward as they wish.

Pros of Motivosity:

  • Easily recognize employees’ hard work and milestones.
  • 30-day free trial.
  • Digital rewards require no extra work from employers.
  • Local rewards are managed by employers.
  • Mobile app.

Cons of Motivosity:

  • $35 per person, per year.
  • Doesn’t appear to be a way to guarantee that co-workers who are friends won’t give the rewards to each other instead of people who deserve it in the company.

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Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010). Find Heather on Google+.

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