Once your recognition program integration has been installed in Microsoft Teams, you’ll see an icon called “Culture Cloud” as an option in your menu bar.
Click the Culture Cloud icon to give recognition.
You’ll be asked to provide your email address. Enter your email and click “Login.”
A window will appear requesting a pairing code.
There are two ways to receive a pairing code:
1) Through your company’s recognition program
2) By clicking “Email Pairing Code”
To get a pairing code through your company’s recognition program, log on to your program website, then go to the “My Account” drop down menu. Click “Pairing Codes.”
Then click “Generate Pairing Code.”
A 6-digit code will appear. Copy the code and return to the Teams “Welcome” window.
Paste the code into the “Enter pairing code” box and click “Complete.”
Alternatively, you can receive a pairing code by clicking the “Email Pairing Code” button on the Welcome page.
Check your email for the code and enter it into the “Enter pairing code” box. Then click “Complete.”
The “Send appreciation” form will appear.
Start typing the name of the person you want to appreciate and search results will appear. Click on the correct name below.
Or pick a coworker from the list of recommended recipients.
Choose to “Send Award Nomination” or “Send eCard.”
If you choose to send an eCard, the “Customize eCard” form will appear. You may choose to include a Corporate Value (optional) and/or an Award Level (optional).
Turn the toggle button on to receive an email when the recipient opens their card.
The recipient’s manager/supervisor may automatically be copied on the card. You can copy other people on the card by typing their name in the “CC” box. You can remove people from being copied by clicking the “X” next to their name.
When you have completed this part of the form, click “Next.”
Choose from dozens of unique animated cards for different occasions. To preview any card, hover over an image, then click “Preview.”
Use the drop-down menu to narrow your selection by occasion or theme.
When you find the card you want, hover over the card and click “Select.”
After selecting your preferred design, write a message to the recipient. You may have the option to display the card on your company’s social wall.
Once you’ve completed your eCard, click “Send” or “Schedule for later.” If you choose to schedule your card for a later delivery date, a pop-up calendar will appear. Click the date you want your eCard to arrive.
Then click “Send [DATE]” to schedule your card delivery or click “Cancel schedule for later.”
You will receive a confirmation that your eCard will be sent on the scheduled date.
If you choose to “Send” now, you will receive a confirmation message that your card has been sent.
Click “Appreciate someone else” to return to the “Send Appreciation” form.
To nominate someone for an award, search for the person you want to appreciate, then click “Send Award Nomination.”
Choose an award level. If you need help, click “Need help in determining an award level?” to use the Nomination Wizard.
The Nomination Wizard will ask a series of questions to determine the most appropriate award for an individual’s accomplishments.
Customize your Award Nomination with the appropriate level and corporate value. The “CC” box will automatically populate with the nomination approver. You can search for other people to copy regarding this nomination. If you wish, you can click “Note to approver” to write a special note to the approver about your nomination. When you’re finished, click “Next.”
You may be able to choose whether you want to display this award on the company social wall (choose “Yes” or “No” from the drop-down menu). Explain “How did this recipient make a difference?” in the text box provided.
When you are finished, click “Submit.”
You will receive a confirmation message that your award nomination has been sent for approval.
When you’re finished sending recognition, you can click any option in the Teams menu to return to using Teams.
You can also click the “additional options” menu to log out of Culture Cloud. If you log out, you will be required to log in to your recognition program the next time you use the Culture Cloud integration in Microsoft Teams.
You can remain logged in to the Culture Cloud integration in Teams for 90 days. At the end of 90 days, you will need to log in again.
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