New technologies and employee expectations are changing the way organisations recognise value at work. Employee recognition used to be formal, infrequent and siloed; with social recognition programs, it becomes informal, interactive and visible to all. Social recognition software, which lets coworkers like, share and comment on peer recognition, generates social feedback that further reinforces values and encourages wanted behaviours. Social recognition can complement and provide input to formal performance management processes and can also facilitate leadership development and career management programs. Several organizations have realized significant benefits from implementing social recognition programs; learn from them.