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Feedback: a value add for your awards program

Feedback: a value add for your awards program

Feedback is an important tool for any performance evaluation – and awards programs are no different. But how you offer it, the language you use and the method used to present it is important. Learn more.

6 Reasons why you should consider a virtual live judging event

6 Reasons why you should consider a virtual live judging event

This year, we’ve all experienced a massive shift in business: the office cubicle turned into home office; live physical events turned virtual. But one thing we’ve learned – a live virtual judging experience can be better than a physical event. Here’s why.

How to grow your awards program – when it isn’t active

How to grow your awards program – when it isn’t active

For everything, there is a season. And that includes the lifecycle of an awards program. When your program is in the off-season, or perhaps even paused due to global uncertainties, it doesn’t mean your program has to stop completely. In fact, the off-season for your awards program is an important season in its own right.

How to run a virtual awards ceremony

How to run a virtual awards ceremony

The show must go on. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we continue to recognise the achievements around us. And it’s completely possible to still hold that awards gala. Here’s how to do it, virtually.

2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

Another year has come and gone. But it feels bigger this year, and that’s because it’s also the end of the decade, and the ‘20s are upon us! Here’s a look back.

Award Force: Celebrating six years

Award Force: Celebrating six years

Woot! It’s our 6th birthday at Award Force and we’re all sitting around the proverbial Slack table, slapping high-fives and throwing out all our favourite party emojis from our desks around the globe. But it’s also a time to be reflective. So what better way to celebrate six years of boot-strapped success than to look back and review what we’ve learned.

6 Ways awards can drive recruitment

6 Ways awards can drive recruitment

Awards aren’t just feel-good pieces of metal or widgets to be added to your website. They can also drive your recruitment, whether you’re hosting an awards program or have won an award. Here are six reasons why.

Creating security for your awards program

Creating security for your awards program

An interview with Award Force’s Technical Director Kirk Bushell to learn about how to add security to your program, and what Award Force is doing to ensure your program’s security and integrity.

9 Tips to make your awards program shine

9 Tips to make your awards program shine

Just like there’s more to winning an award than standing on a podium to rousing applause, there’s more to running an awards program than the actual award presentation.

9 Things NOT to do at your next awards ceremony

9 Things NOT to do at your next awards ceremony

Awards Season is here and it’s time for some always entertaining red carpet fanfare. But, if you’re an awards event planner, it’s also the perfect time to reassess what makes an awards ceremony successful and what makes it a Twitter target.

Award Force: “Service” as a Service

Award Force: “Service” as a Service

You hear it everywhere these days. SaaS, SaaS, SaaS. You probably use a handful of SaaS products every day. The term, which stands for Software as a Service, includes popular software like MailChimp, SalesForce, Google Apps, Zen Desk, and yes, Award Force, our award and grant management software.