Note: Shoutouts was formally called the Nomination Box.
It's critical that employees know why they should participate in your Shoutouts program, and when rewards will be given out (tip: the more frequent, the more effective).
Here are some ideas on how to encourage your employees to engage with Shoutouts:
Daily gift to the nominee of the best nomination
Weekly draw for Shoutouts winner is rewarded
Monthly draw for Shoutouts winner is rewarded
Monthly award to employee with most Shoutouts for each core value
Every Shoutout received is rewarded by their direct manager who has a Guusto budget for sending gifts
Every 3-5 Shoutouts given is rewarded
You can choose one of the incentives above, but we typically see a combination of a few options to really drive engagement. And here are some great ideas for rewards:
Donation to a charity of their choice
Free lunch or breakfast
Extra vacation day
Or, an entry into a large prize such as a vacation
Unsure what would be the best fit for your company? Take a vote and see what would motivate your employees the most, or contact us to discuss what has been effective for other clients.