ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SHRM 2014 Annual Conference – Gratzi Booth #3172 – Tanner Labs, the research and development arm of O.C. Tanner, is proud to announce Gratzi™, an employee recognition application that provides a platform for appreciation on all levels and teaches organizations how to make recognition flow up, down and side-to-side.
Gratzi puts people at the focus of the recognition experience and makes peer-to-peer or leader-to-team thanking, simple, fast and rewarding. Once employees have downloaded the free Gratzi app, a single administrator sets a monthly budget for total spend and assigns award privileges to all participating employees through gift cards ranging between $25 and $500. Anyone from the CEO to the new intern can offer a simple thanks message through Gratzi, choose a skill to highlight and include a handsome digital badge to give to a colleague.
“Immediate and peer-to-peer recognition can significantly boost morale and productivity in teams,” said Nate Walkingshaw, vice president of Tanner Labs. “Gratzi is fundamentally different than top-down recognition programs in that it encourages positive communication and thanking between people at all levels of a company. It removes the hierarchy and focuses solely on the appreciation of great work.”
Gratzi is a simple and risk-free recognition tool for leaders and HR professionals since it offers a “Never-Go-Over-Your-Budget-Guarantee” by allowing a monthly cap for gift card expenditures. A monthly report accounts for all the expenditures to highlight where the resources are going and to identify which skills and tasks are being rewarded. Even without gift card privileges, Gratzi encourages recognition through meaningful personal thank you messages and skill badges that can be given for things like Vision, Leadership, Innovation, Teamwork, and Creativity across the office or across the country.
Walkingshaw continued, “Gratzi is easy, fun and convenient. If you can download an app you can instantly have a recognition program. Gratzi fosters a culture of accomplishment and helps people feel appreciated for doing great work. A simple thanks from a co-worker goes a long way and Gratzi makes showing love easy and rewarding.”
Gratzi works on mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers so thanking is at an employee’s fingertips anytime, anywhere. Digital gift cards are available from popular vendors such as Starbucks, Home Depot, Walmart, REI, Nike and Sephora. The Gratzi App is free, digital gift cards will have a transaction fee.
About O.C. Tanner
O. C. Tanner helps the world inspire and appreciate great work. Through our innovative cloud-based software, tools, awards, and education, we provide strategic recognition solutions for thousands of clients globally. Designed to engage talent, increase performance, and drive corporate goals, these solutions create personalized recognition experiences delivered through a smart technology platform. O.C. Tanner has also been the proud designer, manufacturer and donor of the U.S. Olympic Team rings since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Learn more at www.octanner.com.
About Tanner Labs
Tanner Labs is the research and development arm of O.C. Tanner, created to foster invention and innovation spirit from within the company. Tanner Labs infuses new thinking and extends the company’s ability to create and test new products in-house. With the support of O.C. Tanner’s 86-year legacy, Tanner Labs will spark ideas and rapidly develop new products that expand results within the evolving digital landscape.