We are excited to announce our new feature Birthdays in this release.
If you wish to recognise birthdays throughout your organisation, the Workstars ‘Birthdays’ feature has you covered. This module is available across all feature sets and can be activated through a simple set up wizard at any time. Here is an overview of the process:
Birthdays can be set up at any time via your administration portal. Go to the ‘More’ tab to start the process.
There are the following configuration options:
- Select from our standard messages or add you own (a message is randomly selected to go with the birthday post on the wall)
- Select to use our standard image bank, or not use images (an image is randomly selected to go with the birthday post on the wall)
- Add a reward. This can be a financial reward or select up to 3 perks for the employee to choose from. If a perk, you can choose to issue the perk 7 days prior to the employee’s birthday, ideal if you want to give the employee a day off for their birthday.
- Do you allow contractors to be rewarded?
As soon as you confirm, birthdays are active in your programme.
Upon registration the employee can optionally provide their day and month of birth, or if the employee has already registered, the next time they login, they can opt in:
The system then automatically manages the process.
If you are giving a perk to an employee prior to their birthday, emails are sent to the employee and manager so they can redeem their perk before the big day. On the big day, emails are sent to the employee, their manager, and colleagues. And a post goes on the wall:
The administration portal will log every birthday ever recognised:
You can view the recognition and if needed, it can be cancelled: