Introduction by Libby Taylor: Jive has rich partnerships with many amazing companies, two of which are featured in this blog post. I invite our customers to explore the expertise and technologies that our partners offer in order to reach the full potential of their communities. My thanks for Jen and Elysha for presenting this information today.


As an internal community manager, you are charged with the task of driving employees into Jive to connect, communicate and collaborate. The power of a social community rests upon its members wanting to spend time there and return frequently, which requires user-generated content that people find interesting and useful. If this is happening in the confines of an enterprise community, that content also needs to be relevant to the business. Expecting a community manager alone to fuel that community can be a big ask, which is why Jen Callahan of Social Edge Consulting and Elysha Ames of TemboSocial came together to share our thoughts about peer recognition in Jive as a powerful tool for driving an active and productive community.




Here are the top 5 reasons why integrating your employee recognition program with your Jive community is so powerful:

  1. By leveraging your Jive Community for recognition, you are giving employees another reason to go there. And while they are there, they will likely spend time exploring the community and engaging with other content
  2. Employee recognition populates your community with interesting and engaging content as managers recognize their teams and employees applaud each other
  3. Making recognition visible to everyone surfaces the values and repeatable behaviors your organization wants employees to emulate
  4. Community availability of recognition allows  success stories to be visible, browseable and searchable across the organization
  5. Rising stars in the organization are more identifiable based on the recognition they are giving and receiving



Jive’s partners understand the truth of the matter. With a leading social recognition program that integrates with Jive’s architecture, TemboSocial knows having a static intranet isn’t enough. A useful enterprise community is one with user-generated content that helps employees do their jobs better. Employees that spend time in Jive get a better understanding of what’s happening in the company, and learn from their colleague’s behaviors that drive success. The community become a place where employees want to spend time and adds value to the business by reducing inefficiencies and increasing productivity, knowledge-sharing and innovation. That’s a true social enterprise.






This is why expert consultants, such as those from Jive partner Social Edge, work with community managers and advocates to move Jive Communities from static document repositories to dynamic social environments; it takes an army of employee ambassadors to fuel a social community. Community managers and advocates work hard to ensure that the community is a primary destination in employees’ day and that it is a personal, social, and useful experience.








What’s your strategy for building an army of advocates?


For more information on developing a successful advocate strategy, consider contacting a Jive partner today and check out Social Edge’s latest blog post on recruiting advocates.