Polly Employee Award Quickstart Guide

Nominate your teammates for 'most likely to...' awards in Slack with Polly's Employee award🏆 as a fun and creative way to acknowledge them.

Employee Award🏆 is a fun and creative way to acknowledge your teammates. From small recognitions to large shout outs, use the feature to highlight individuals and show your whole workspace, just how great someone is doing. 🎉

How to launch a Employee Awards

There are 3 ways to launch an employee awards game including:

1. Polly app home

By navigating to the polly app home on Slack, click on Get Started to view the social games options. From there you can Start Employee Awards game in your chosen channel

getting started

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2. Polly web app

Navigate to your polly web app dashboard > go to Templates > Work from Home category > Employee Awards. In this category you will see the options to all the social games i.e. TriviaHot Takes, Employee Awards.

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Creating Employee Awards through the web app not only allows you to preview the questions in advance but also Shuffle the questions as well!

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✏️Note: Social games including Employee Award game can only be created from the web app for 🔒private channels — if polly is invited in them. Also as per the current functionality, Employee Awards cannot be scheduled in advance or on a recurring basis.

3. Slack Shortcuts

  1. Navigate to Slack Shortcuts⚡ and select Run Employee Award game with Polly
  2. Choose where you want Polly to post (Channel) the Employee Award🏆, the Game Speed at which participants should enter answers, and a Award Category

    running employee award game

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  3. Now post and start your game!🎉 A message will be sent to the channel letting members know something exciting is about to happen, and 30 seconds later, the game will begin.

posting and starting employee awards

polly employee game starting message

Once the game begins, you can nominate your colleagues by selecting or searching from the user list. Polly will reward the nominee with the most votes, in the channel at the end.

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✏️Note: A thread will appear while the game progresses, posting previous questions and the winner as the game is played.

polly awards game thread

When complete, a summary of all award recipients will be posted to the channel.

winner announcement