Essential tips to reviewing award nominations

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Essential tips to reviewing award nominations online

Reviewing award nominations is essential to the success of running an online recognition award. As an award or program manager, it’s important to think about the experience and process for non administrators such as the nominees, nominators, or the review committees.

When it comes to creating a review or evaluation process, it’s important to focus on developing a review workflow that fairly and accurately defines who the award recipients are – but also in a way that is user friendly and engaging for the committee. Here is a sneak peak at how Reviewr powers this process.

In this webinar we discuss:
  • Who is Reviewr?
  • Leveraging technology to work smarter, not harder.
  • Picking a review workflow that actually makes sense.
  • One stop shopping – a centralized review workspace.
  • Mixing and matching – combining scores with deliberation
Leveraging technology to work smarter, not harder when reviewing award nominations
  • It’s 2020 – embrace the digital experience with an emphasis on experience
  • Think of technology as your toolbelt is to a carpenter. It won’t build the house, but it can’t be built without it.
  • Dedicated tools (like Reviewr) exist for a reason. Often combining tools in ways unintended will cause more harm than good for your program.
Picking a review workflow that actually makes sense when reviewing award nominations
  • The most common options:
    • All review members and judges review all submissions
    • Review teams are formed as committees to evaluate groups of submissions
    • Submissions are randomly assigned to review members
    • Submissions are assigned to review members based on the volume of entries
    • Role based – review members are assigned to submissions based on qualifications
  • How can you accurately and efficiently create these workflows and mange them?
  • Benefits of a multi-phase review workflow
    • Avoid overworking the review teams
    • Internal review and vetting narrows the pool of entries.
    • Higher quality and specific reviews
  • Think about the entire process
    • Tabulating results
    • Reassigning review teams to submissions
    • Progress tracking
    • Communication
    • Deliberation
    • etc
One stop shopping – a centralized review workspace when reviewing award nominations
  • Dedicated review team portals
    • Submission data
    • Online evaluation and feedback
    • Access to supporting documents and files
    • Review team collaboration
  • Side effects of a disconnected or offline process
    • Increased time spent on task
    • Inability to track progress
    • Lost data and forgotten reviews
    • Inaccurate results reporting
  • Think long term – big picture
    • Additional reviews
    • Reporting
    • Archiving
    • Feedback sharing
Mix and match – combing scores with deliberation when reviewing award nominations
  • Why is this important?
    • Do scores tell the full story?
    • Are all evaluations and review teams the same?
    • Scores help power a review team deliberation
  • What does this workflow look like?
    • Multi-phase
    • Share data in advance of deliberation meeting
    • Data powered conversations

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