The private social network Yammer just released a pretty cool feature called ‘Praises.’
Praises are basically badges that you can give a coworker for an accomplishment, similar to the ones foursquare, GetGlue and others offer.
There are over 400 stat posts on DMR. Browse the full list here.
Since your Yammer network is your entire company, this is a great way to recognize an employee in a meaningful way without causing too much of a disruption and/or embarrassing the employee. Not a bad idea.
To find out why your business should be using Yammer, I would encourage you to read this article that I posted earlier today.