Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company - Semi-finalist #7 - Blueboard

Sep 7, 2017 3:58:11 PM / by Steve Boese

Vendor name: Blueboard

Product name: Blueboard Rewards

Describe your product and what it does:

Blueboard enables companies and managers to reward their top performers with memorable & meaningful experiences, at scale. We’re helping companies leave impersonal, gift card recognition behind. With just one click, managers can send employees their choice of hundreds of curated experiences. After receiving a Blueboard reward, employees choose an experience that is most meaningful to them, whether that means taking their significant other to a couple’s massage, their family to the zoo, or working with a coach to re-learn guitar.

Our Concierge team handles all logistics, so employees just need to show up and have a great time.

Who does your product help? And how?

With Blueboard, everyone wins:

  • We give Managers a new superpower. They look like rock stars when using Blueboard to easily send their top performers a personalized, experiential reward. Plus, managers have told us that it feels good to give an employee a reward they’re authentically excited about.
  • Blueboard enables Employees to thrive personally when they’re excelling professionally. Employees receive personalized experiential rewards that they can choose to share with their loved ones or indulge in alone.
  • Our clients see improved company culture and use Blueboard to build their employer brand

Why are you the Next Great HR Technology?

The Next Great HR Technologies will enable HR leaders to deliver programs with 2 important qualities: personalization and scale. Blueboard is the first recognition solution to deliver both.

We believe Recognition is ripe for disruption due to both its size (US companies $50B on recognition annually, which is more than any other employee engagement tactic) and its current ineffectiveness (Bersin by Deloitte estimates 87% of recognition spend has zero ROI).

Today’s recognition solutions only allow practitioners to choose either personalization or scale, but not both. For example, most scalable, software-based international recognition solutions sacrifice personalization by only offering impersonal rewards like gift cards & electronics. At the opposite end of the spectrum, many HR practitioners design and deliver personalized recognition programs, but run into scaling challenges when rolling out to a large workforce across multiple offices.

Blueboard enables companies to deliver personalized recognition, at scale. Managers use Blueboard to easily send a personalized experience to a top performer, and employees choose an experience that is most meaningful to them. Our software makes personalized recognition intuitive, and we support employees in all 50 US states and over 20 countries worldwide.



Read about bob, the other contender in Round #4 of Discovering the Next Great HR Technology HERE

And cast your vote for Blueboard or bob as well as vote in the other three matchups HERE

Steve Boese

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