by Leo Jakobson | June 30, 2017
Next Level Performance has unveiled a new employee recognition platform built on a mobile social media model.

Applaudit allows managers to easily recognize employees, who can in turn go on the user-friendly platform to engage, thank, and congratulate their peers. The platform is cloud-based, so it is as simple to use from a mobile phone on the road as it is in the office. Which in turn makes it easy to acknowledge great work and achievement immediately -- which research has consistently shown is the most effective way to recognize and engage people.

The Applaudit site's user interface is designed based on easily recognizable social media platform norms, so recognizers, achievers, and other colleagues will understand how to use it intuitively. The tools include e-ppreciation messages, point-and-click anniversary and milestone recognition, team and individual recognition tools, and simple reward point distribution and redemption. Reporting functions are built in so managers can easily see how well teams are performing and how effectively the program is being used.

"Applaudit was designed around the core values of an organization," says Chris Reppy, director of product development at New Brunswick, NJ-based Next Level Performance, a 40-year-old incentive house. "When employees are using the product, no matter when it is or where they are, those goals are aligned with the recognition being sent

Chris Reppy, director of product development at Next Level Performance says, "We've eliminated the barriers to sharing recognition by empowering users to send and receive recognition at any time across a variety of media. Applaudit was designed around the core values of an organization, so that when employees are using the product, no matter when it is or where they are, those goals are aligned with the recognition being sent."