One of the things we love most about working in the HR space is the enthusiasm HR leaders have for their people. Many of the professionals we speak with are always eager to talk about individual employees and the value that they bring to their organizations.
At Guusto, we’re always looking for new ways to recognize employees, and recently started talking about ways we could do this that go beyond what we create in our own platform.
We wondered if there was a way for the wider HR community to celebrate their people publicly, and share stories that could inspire others to build better cultures.
Then we thought, wouldn’t it be great if there was a website for HR leaders to tell the world about their star employees?
So, we’ve created it.
Culture Stars is an exciting new public employee recognition website which invites HR professionals to talk about colleagues who go above and beyond to help their team succeed.
It’s our way of giving back to the sector, and creating a public forum to share successes, learnings, and insights into the one thing that really makes organizations successful: people.
What is Culture Stars?
The concept of Culture Stars is simple. Choose someone within your organization who you feel deserves public employee recognition and tell us why. It might be someone who:
- Had a positive impact on the culture of your company
- Went the extra mile to provide exceptional customer experience
- Innovated a new product or procedure
- Played a key role in an important project
- Personifies one of your company’s core values
- Organized some charitable activity within your organization
Or it could be something entirely different. Whatever you feel makes your employees special, we’d like to hear about it.
Once you submit your story, we’ll review it and then post it on the Culture Stars website. You can check out a featured story about Guusto’s Lead Web Developer Felipe Santos da Rocha here.
How Employees Featured on Culture Stars are Rewarded
Your story will be a great way to publicly recognize your employee. It can serve as a wonderful memento of their achievement and efforts, and can be shared throughout your company and your wider professional networks.
Not only that, but we’ll send you a $50 Guusto gift card to pass onto them, which they can redeem at one of our 60,000+ global merchant locations. There will also be a $500 prize for the best story in the New Year.
How to Tell Your Culture Stars Story
If you’re interested in recognizing your employees on Culture Stars, you can submit a story directly on the new website.
You’ll need to provide some details, including:
- Your name
- Your job title
- Your company name
- Your LinkedIn information
- The name of the employee you are recognizing
You can also include their photo to accompany the story, but make sure you get their consent first.
Then, you’ll be asked to submit a written account of what your employee did that you want to celebrate. Submissions should be between 150-500 words. We’d recommend using the STAR framework, which breaks down your story into Situation, Task, Action, and Result.
Situation- The specific challenge or problem you were facing.
Task- The goal you were working toward.
Action- What the employee did to help your company to achieve that goal.
Result- What was the result of your employee’s actions?
But don’t worry too much about getting it perfect. Once you submit, we’ll review your story, and edit it for length and clarity to show your employee in the best possible light. We’ll notify you once it’s published, and your employee’s good work and accomplishments will be shared online for the world to see!
Have an employee you’d like to recognize? Tell their story today!