O.C. Tanner Enhances First-of-its Kind Employee Appreciation App iappreciate with New Benefits and Features

SALT LAKE CITY, February 8, 2013 – Good managers know that one of the keys to producing exceptional results is recognizing the exceptional work of their employees. But in today’s competitive marketplace, business leaders are constantly on the move and time is precious. That’s why in 2011, O.C. Tanner introduced “iappreciate” — the first employee appreciation app that lets managers access recognition tools on the go.

Today, O.C. Tanner is introducing new benefits and features to iappreciate that make the app even easier for managers to create thoughtful recognition presentations and to share the details with their teams. Clients of O.C. Tanner will now be able to use this mobile app to nominate employees for awards and to obtain the necessary approvals from management — thereby creating a smoother, more efficient employee recognition process.

The new tools, enhanced by a streamlined, more intuitive interface, are in addition to the free iappreciate benefits that allow managers to create thoughtful recognition presentations, set dates for recognition events, invite people to speak, and even draft talking points and create certificates that are ready to save and print. Users of the free app can also send quick e-notes to team members for a job well done, as well as set reminders for important dates, such as birthdays and anniversaries.

“We want to give our clients the latest ideas, tools and technology to help them notice effort, reward results and celebrate the career milestones of their people,” said Joel Dehlin, O.C. Tanner Chief Technology Officer. “With the new enhancements and refinements to iappreciate, O.C. Tanner is making it more convenient for our clients to tap into the power of recognition via their mobile devices to create memorable employee appreciation moments anytime, anywhere.”

The website, iappreciate.com, is available in 14 different languages and content is updated regularly.

The free “iappreciate” app is now available on the iTunes, Amazon and Google Play stores, as well as at www.octanner.com/iappreciate.

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About O.C. Tanner
O. C. Tanner helps the world appreciate great work. We build strategic employee recognition solutions that drive behavior, unify teams and increase engagement. More than 8,000 global organizations rely on our smart technologies, social strategies, award fulfillment and thought leadership to shape cultures where people, teams and profits thrive.