Ovation Launches Encore, a New Way Forward For Social Employee Recognition

New platform combines Ovation’s heritage in global reward systems with the next generation of social employee engagement technologies.
By: Ovation Incentives
LONDON - Oct. 23, 2014 - PRLog -- Ovation Incentives, the technology-led motivation and rewards specialist, has today unveiled Encore, a powerful new social employee recognition platform specifically designed to meet the challenges of cross-border employee engagement initiatives.  Launching today at HR Tech Europe Expo, RAI Amsterdam, Encore enables large organisations to implement strategic global reward and recognition campaigns while simultaneously meeting the motivational and cultural needs of today’s multi-generational workforce.

By using the latest social recognition techniques, Encore supports global HR teams in the adoption of a company’s core values throughout an organisation, delivering invaluable real-time insight to senior leadership, and analysing employee engagement by geography or department.

The social recognition platform combines its sophisticated reporting and multi-language communications tools with Ovation’s world-beating global reward network of retail merchant gift cards.  Featuring over 300 virtual and e-gift cards, as well over 500 physical retail gift cards from 70 countries, companies can combine the powerful employee engagement benefits of the platform with locally desirable rewards, delivered in real–time to almost any location worldwide.

Commenting on the launch Jonathan Grey, CEO of Ovation said, “We know that recognition drives employee engagement, and employee engagement drives productivity.  The issues facing HR is how do you deliver recognition in a form that is relevant for the gen-Y workplace;  how do you then make that scalable for your organisation internationally so everyone has the same experience; and finally, how do you then deliver culturally relevant rewards that drive repeat performance and productivity gains.  Encore was created for this purpose.“

Using the latest database technologies, Encore is designed to work in conjunction with many of the world’s leading HR technology suites.  By acting almost as a plug-in solution, organisations are able to implement global recognition solutions, without adding to their network infrastructure or technology hardware costs.  The platform can be adopted by organisations as a pure SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model, or as is becoming more prevalent for large organisations, in a “private cloud” or on–premise solution where all data is housed within the client’s own network infrastructure.   This flexibility gives HR IT directors complete control over the data security and risk without minimising the platforms features.

“Global HR teams face a number of challenges when implementing a strategic recognition initiative on a global scale,” added Grey.   “IT, data security, programme administration – these are all top of the list – that’s even before you look at the cultural differences in your employee base.  Encore has been designed from the ground up to overcome these challenges, seamlessly and securely integrating with existing systems to deliver a rich experience for all users, on all devices, in all places.”

About Ovation

Ovation Incentives is a technology focused performance improvement agency. Our global SaaS and mobile solutions influence, recognise and reward the desired behaviours of employees, channels or customers to drive engagement and deliver returns.

The company offers engagement incentives and reward programmes across 120+ countries, 35 languages and 41 currencies.  Our clients include world leading organisations such as Swisscom, Nike, Eurostar, and Intuit.

For more information please see www.ovationencore.com and www.ovationincentives.com

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