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How to Drive Adoption for Your Digital R&R Platform

3 May, 2024

How to Drive Adoption for Your Digital R&R Platform

In today’s competitive B2B SaaS marketplace, firms have a vast array of digital platforms to choose from. However, any new platform requires extensive efforts to ensure end-user adoption from the word go. This blog covers the complete lifecycle of a digital R&R platform, right from the purchase stage to post-implementation.

Effective Strategies for Employee Adoption of Digital R&R Platform

Well-rounded strategies to drive the adoption of a digital platform involve the best-in-class onboarding experience, along with seamless integration with other work apps to create a delightful employee experience. Additionally, post-implementation feedback, iteration and ongoing employee advocacy play an important role in facilitating the adoption process. Let’s cover each stage step by step.

Driving the Adoption of Digital Rewards and Recognition Among Employees

Purchase Stage

At the purchase stage, firms need to look for a digital R&R platform that is modular, flexible, and integrates seamlessly with any HCM, HRMS, CRM, or other work tools like chat and collaboration software. In addition, post-sales support is key to a thriving digital rewards and recognition platform, which evolves with the firm’s growing needs.

Implementation Stage

The implementation stage should involve customizations to ensure the cultural ethos as well as offline R&R practices are reflected in the firm’s digital R&R platform. A baseline survey asking employees for features they would want in a digital rewards program or even asking them for name suggestions for the platform can increase the chances of employee buy-in before the actual platform launch.

Launch Stage

The launch stage is all about platform promotion within the organization. This requires the support of an R&R committee or a group of champions who can popularize the platform and set an example for others to follow. These can include senior management, department heads, team leads, and HR leaders, along with select volunteers. This committee can run a pilot test and publish promotional marketing content around the upcoming R&R platform launch.

Post Launch Stage

At this stage, firms must focus on educating their employees about the platform’s significance and features. Detailed user guides, navigational videos, as well as customer support content on the R&R provider’s website can help with increasing awareness and encourage usage. Live training sessions with the HR team or senior leaders can be another effective way to resolve queries and increase confidence in the platform. Post-launch feedback regarding the usability and relevance of the platform can be gathered through pulse surveys and polls.

Increasing Employee Participation in Digital R&R Platform

It is essential to keep up the momentum of digital platform usage, especially after the initial euphoria wanes. Adoption can be encouraged and sustained through the following measures:

Ensuring Frictionless Usage- A person takes 50 milliseconds to decide if they want to stay on a website or leave. Similarly, organizational tools need to reveal their value to engage their users quickly. This can be done through minimizing hurdles related to login and its core feature’s usage. Additionally, offering personalized dashboards and role-based access hastens familiarity and makes employees feel comfortable with a new platform.

Tracking User Analytics- Tracking user behavior in the form of the number of logins, recognition, and reward redemption trends can give management the insight to take corrective measures or expand on certain features.

Creating Behavioral Nudges- Encouraging employees to log in to the platform and maximize its usage can involve reminders in the form of email, WhatsApp, or in-app notifications.

Organizing Promotional Events– Periodic events like employee appreciation day, corporate town halls, and award ceremonies can be leveraged to increase the adoption of the R&R platform.

In conclusion, ensuring high adoption of any digital platform involves a strong partnership between the platform provider and the client firm. Additionally, bolstering the platform’s value through allied efforts to normalize appreciation and create a recognition culture can go a long way in ensuring the success of a digital rewards and recognition platform.

Gratifi is among India’s leading reward and recognition platform providers with a 90% adoption rate among its client organizations. Request a product demo to see our platform in action!

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