How to Recognize in Slack Follow
For those organizations utilizing Slack as their preferred business communication platform, recognizing your employees and coworkers has never been easier. The Awardco Slack integration allows you to process recognitions with your established Awardco recognition programs directly in the Slack application.
If you are an Awardco Administrator looking to add the application for your organization, see Communication Channel Integrations.
To begin, we'll need to link your Awardco and Slack accounts. Open your Slack application and navigate to any Direct Message or Channel. In the message entry field, type /recognize and hit enter. The message won't be sent in Slack so, don't worry about where you do this.
After hitting enter, a message will appear directing you to connect your Slack and Awardco accounts. Click the "Connect Account" button.
The link will take you to your Awardco account and will automatically authenticate your connection once you log in. Once you see this confirmation screen, you are all set up and ready to recognize in the platform.
The "Connect Account" message and button will not automatically disappear once the accounts are linked. If you can follow the directions in the next section successfully, your accounts are connected and can disregard the "Connect Accounts" button and accompanying message.
Remember, this app is an extension of the recognition programs in your organization's Awardco platform. This means all eligibility rules, limit guidelines, and approval systems that are in place in the platform will be in place in this app as well. This will function exactly like the platform. If you mess up along the way, just click "Cancel" and start again from /recognize.
Now that your Awardco platform and Slack workspace are connected, you're ready to begin recognizing. To start, go to the channel or direct message where you would like the recognition to be displayed in Slack. Type /recognize and hit enter. When you hit enter, a recognition pop-up will appear and will prompt you to search for the user you would like to recognize. Search for the user, select the user, and click "Next." You can select as many users as you want.
If you are eligible for multiple recognition programs, you will select these here. Review the programs you are eligible for, and click "Choose" on the program you want to use. If you select the wrong program, close out of the recognition window and start again from the beginning.
Finally, complete the recognition form required for the associated recognition program. If a budget is associated with the program, you will be able to designate the value of the award here.
When you click "Submit" the recognition will be sent in Slack and processed in your Awardco platform. If approvals are required for the program you selected, the recognition will be placed in the appropriate approval queues. If no approvals are required, you will be able to see your recognition in the platform immediately.
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