Wow is our internal peer-to-peer recognition app, which enables UBMers to award a trophy to a colleague celebrating an achievement or sending thanks via the Hub, our enterprise social network on Jive.
Every employee has a virtual trophy case displaying their Wows within the app. Trophy cases are open and can be viewed by others – a useful way for managers to see how many Wows members of their team are being awarded.
The great thing about Wow is that it’s global – people aren’t tied to their divisional reward systems – and it’s quick and easy, providing instant recognition. Unlike some of the divisional reward systems there is no monetary /gift incentive, it’s simply a public recognition of a job well done.
The new Wow trophies have been aligned with our UBM Commitments; these commitments represent the DNA of UBM – who we are and how we work.
- Passion & Expertise
- Customer Focus
- Doing the Right Thing
- Serving Communities
The Wow app gives us a global platform to celebrate success and reinforce desired UBM Commitments behaviours and thinking, in turn increasing day-to-day satisfaction for employees knowing that an achievement has been seen, appreciated and celebrated.
There’s a great article on Forbes about the importance of recognition in the HR toolkit: 5 Ways Leaders Rock Employee Recognition