Give recognition without leaving a Social by clicking the "Give Recognition" button and completing the recognition creator.
On the right side of every Preciate Social, you will find various buttons with different functions. In order to give recognition to someone (perhaps someone attending the Social with you), click the button labeled "Give Recognition."
This will pull up the recognition creator. Start filling out the creator by choosing a recipient, typing the content of the recognition, and selecting a sticker and photo. Then, click "Next," add any validators, and choose a recognition badge. When you're happy with the recognition, click "Give Recognition." A sound and balloon animation will let you know it sent.
All recognitions given during Socials will be displayed on the Activity feed, on the company Portrait, and on individual Portraits. Whatever privacy controls you have in place will apply to these recognitions as well.