Badges

Badges. We've introduced an automatic way for users to be awarded badges based on group membership. Each group can now be assigned one or two badges. The group's members, either directly or indirectly (more of that later) automatically inherit the badge and it is shown on their profile. We think this will be useful to show affilliations, for example:

A national seconding business creates an Organisation group on the system and adds a badge using the company logo. Regional divisions also create new Organisation groups and using the group membership feature join the national group. Regional employees of the organisation join the regional division groups. Because the regional groups are members of the national group, these users automatically become members of the national group. In addition, the users are automatically assigned the national group's badge. Other users can see this badge when they view the user's profile and therefore can immediately see their affilliation to the national organisation.