Motivosity

Motivosity

Peer-to-peer recognition platform that engages employees

4.8/5 (474 reviews)

Motivosity Overview

Motivosity is a social platform for companies who are serious about taking their culture to the next level. Companies that use Motivosity experience one or more of these outcomes:

1 - More Collaborative Energy
When employees are trusted with a little spending power in the company, they become eager to find ways to help others. This drives high levels of collaboration and great company outcomes.

2 - More Autonomy and Ownership
Employees in Motivosity are more connected to each other due to the various components that foster better interactions. This leads to employees having a better ability to draw on resources throughout the company to solve problems on their own.

3 - More Management Excellence
Motivosity plugs managers into their teams and helps them understand regular wins, team dynamics, and individualities. This leads to managers who are more consistently viewed as 'caring'.

4 - More Employee Success
From day one, employees are exposed daily to the company values and how they are manifest in daily behavior. They are also given tools to get to know who's who in the company and who to go to for answers. New employees will feel part of the 'family' sooner with Motivosity.

Pricing

Starting from
US$3,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English, French

Motivosity Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
98% positive reviews
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Craig B.

Motivosity - An Indispensable Tool for Next-Gen Culture

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/07/21
Review Source: Capterra

We started using Motivosity as a replacement for our previous employee recognition program (which consisted of hand written notes available for employees to fill out at the front desk). Motivosity is far and away the best tool we've used to increase employee engagement. It has changed the way we work in a few different ways: it helps employees recognize and reward each other for help given; connects like-minded individuals throughout the company in things that interest them; helps managers keep track of important dates on their teams (birthdays, work anniversaries, etc.); acts as a searchable company directory, not only for names and contact info but for skills and job responsibilities; gives managers insights into how their employees personalities affect their working relationships; and the list goes on and on.
One of the biggest benefits we've seen is the cultural inclusion of our remote and international employees. It really shrinks our corporate world so employees across the world feel like they're in the same building.
Recently departments besides HR have been using Motivosity to facilitate company-wide rewards for participation in software testing, marketing feedback, and more. Motivosity is a very easy way to incentivize employee participation in those projects.
New features are being added all the time, so the software's value keeps increasing while we use it.
Most importantly, Motivosity is actually used by our employees. A lot. Their interest hasn't fizzled over time, even without constant reminders or initiatives to increase usage. Once Motivosity got going it was self-perpetuating.

Pros

Setup and maintenance is a breeze. We typically have one administrator look things over about once a week, and tools like mass importing and exporting of users and API integration options keep everything up to date.
Motivosity also adapts to varying budget constraints. You can spend as much or as little as you want to administer your recognitions and awards.
Motivosity seems so simple of a tool for the amount of benefits it offers.

Cons

Since Motivosity is relatively new as a product, there are some features that would be nice to have, but aren't available yet. Luckily, since it is so new, the product teams are very responsive to requests for features.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Austin M.

Motivosity - Excellent tool for engagement, retention, core values, gratitude and culture building

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/07/21
Review Source: Capterra

I have used Motivosity for over a year now. As a VP, Human Capital my main goal is to optimize the talent pool. In everything from retaining key players, to creating an atmosphere of gratitude and high performance, I need tools that help with this focus. Tools that are easy to implement and get everyone involved are critical. Motivosity was introduced and stuck instantly. With the support of Sr. leadership and a culture of high performance, this was a great tool to publicly reward top performers, show that our company cared, create relationships and interactions cross-departmentally, etc... This tool got people involved with each other and allowed us to clarify and drive a culture that focused on revenue generation and top line growth. This tool does not create a culture, but it definitely helps in sustaining the culture we wanted. I would highly recommend it!

Pros

Easy to implement<br>

Great and simple UI<br>

High adoption rates<br>

Created a sense of gratitude and giving<br>

Broke down cross departmental barriers
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Used as a directory (source of truth) for knowing who did what<br>

Increased engagement<br>

Helped retain top performers by giving public recognition<br>

Allowed us to communicate corporate objectives<br>

Create large company challenges and rewarded through system<br>

Created a sense of unity in the organization

Cons

I would love goal tracking capabilities, but it may not be the objective<br>

Getting leadership involved is SO critical, and showing the ROI on that was tough at first

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Lisa C.

Moto for Mayor!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/04/20
Review Source: Capterra

I've loved using Motivosity to instantaneously show my appreciation to my coworkers, even for simple things. I also love receiving Moto bucks; it totally makes my day. Motivosity is one of the features about my company that I always talk up to friends and family. It's a really fun and smart service that I love. I find myself wishing I had everyone I know attached to my Motivosity account so I could send a dollar here or there to someone who did something nice. I find that I just go to Motivosity to only send, view, and cash out on rewards. The surveys don't really tell me anything and the leaderboards don't mean anything to me because I don't know how it's calculated. I just know you probably get points for sending and receiving, but for those of us who aren't manager and above and only get a certain amount to give, it's pretty limiting. A while ago I did notice a bunch of typos and grammar/spelling issues on your website, so I sent an email to some generic address I found on the website saying that someone in Marketing should probably fix the issues I found. Someone actually responded and I don't know if they fixed them, but the website does look much better than it did a year ago.

Pros

- It truly is super motivating
- easy to send and receive
- gift cards come quickly

Cons

- the UI is not very pretty
- Sometimes I wish motivosity would "nudge" or remind you to think about someone who did something for you. I do a lot of last minute projects and most of the time, people are super generous and show their appreciation but sometimes I don't hear anything. I know it's a little entitled to expect moto bucks, but I know some departments in my company are notorious for not using moto bucks at all, which is a little discouraging.
- the milestones and org chart are pretty lame.
- there's really nothing to do of interest in motivosity except give money and cash out.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Buck M.

Gratitude simplified!

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/04/20
Review Source: Capterra

One of the cheapest ways to motivate and empower employees is to say thank you. Too often we grateful to someone, but fail to actually express the gratitude. With Motivosity, it is easy to express thankfulness. The features of Motivosity allow for the user to quickly find the person they want to thank and then within 30-60 seconds can type up a quick thank you. It can be as simple as a "thank you for being you" or as elaborate as you want it to be. The system allows for people to be involved at the degree they feel comfortable and not forced to fill out a long form or make their gratitude fit in to someone else's format.

Additionally, we've used Motivosity to create fun games within our institution, with March Madness, we implemented a bracket system with departments that recognized and encouraged our people to complete their profiles, look at other people's profiles, to read the notes sent and to send recognition to other folks. This got everyone involved and allows us to realize shared interest in people who may not be geographically located near us. This has increased the "human" aspect of our jobs and formed connections between people and departments, which leads to greater respect and collaboration.

I've really enjoyed the simplistic nature of Motivosity and look forward to seeing how the program evolves going forward.

Pros

simple, easy to use. Allows for 360 degrees of recognition, meaning that not only leaders recognizing reports, but peers recognizing peers, reports recognizing leadership. Despite what some people think, as a leader of people, we like to be told we're doing a good job too!

Cons

When filling out the profile, it would be nice to have the system have a pop up window or highlight the areas in red that were not filled in correctly vs. just freezing and not allowing the user to complete. This would reduce the frustration of when a new user is trying to fill out the profile and gets stuck.

Response from Motivosity

Buck, you are awesome. We love your creative ideas about culture games and are working internally on some things to support your ideas for games

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Scott P.

A tool that continues to be useful

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/30
Review Source: Capterra

Despite the one annoyance I mentioned above, I heartily recommend using Motivosity. It makes it easy to express gratitude, and offers one more meaningful way to interact with my co-workers.

Pros

Motivosity allows the people in my department to give and receive thanks/recognition for individual and group contributions.

It's a versatile tool. I like how my organization has been able to tweak the user interface so that we can offer kudos according to our six company values (Service, Professionalism, Leadership, Innovation, Community, and Excellence). I like the Badges capability, although we don't use it as much as we could. The Interests and Personality widgets add a even more usefulness.

I also appreciate the option to send the recognition in a public or private message.

Cons

I hate popups with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. So when I sign in and a popup invades a big chunk in the center of my screen, asking about whether I've received recognition for my work in the past few days, it's not a positive thing. I'm not against filling out a brief survey for that purpose, but that delivery method irks me. It's probably something that can be adjusted by the person(s) in my department who manage the user interface.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Motivosity Pricing

Starting from
US$3,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Motivosity is available for $3 per user, per month.

Motivosity Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

Additional information for Motivosity

Key features of Motivosity

  • API support
  • Awards
  • Badges
  • Culture benchmarking
  • Custom domain
  • Custom store
  • Digital rewards
  • Goals
  • Milestones
  • Peer-to-peer recognition
  • People analytics
  • Pulse surveys
  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Social platform
  • Spot bonuses

Benefits

  • Peer-to-peer rewards allow managers and employees to publicly recognize each other’s contributions and performance, and reward each other with bonuses or gifts.

  • Users can create company goals and milestones, and publicly display the badges earned by employees for achieving these goals.

  • Employees’ milestone dates can be saved in the system, with accompanying awards, and users are automatically alerted of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestones.

  • Visualizations of the recognition given and received by individuals and departments can be viewed and analyzed.

  • Employees engagement surveys can be distributed through the system, and users can view real-time statistics from these to identify factors driving and impacting on company culture.

  • Motivosity FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Motivosity.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Motivosity offer?

    Motivosity offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$3,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Motivosity is available for $3 per user, per month.

    Q. What are the main features of Motivosity?

    Motivosity offers the following features:

    • API support
    • Awards
    • Badges
    • Culture benchmarking
    • Custom domain
    • Custom store
    • Digital rewards
    • Goals
    • Milestones
    • Peer-to-peer recognition
    • People analytics
    • Pulse surveys
    • Single Sign On (SSO)
    • Social platform
    • Spot bonuses

    Q. Who are the typical users of Motivosity?

    Motivosity has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Motivosity support?

    Motivosity supports the following languages:

    English, French

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Motivosity offer?

    Motivosity has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Motivosity support mobile devices?

    Motivosity supports the following devices:

    iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Motivosity integrate with?

    Motivosity integrates with the following applications:

    BambooHR, BambooHR, Dell Boomi, Office 365, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, SyncHR

    Q. What level of support does Motivosity offer?

    Motivosity offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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