The numbers are in: all through 2022, Blueboard purchasers acknowledged over 30,900 workers and despatched them  #blueboarding (our time period for happening experiences).

And, we’re so excited to report that Blueboard’s Concierge helped over 30,000 folks take pleasure in an expertise that helped them bask in a ardour, expertise one thing new, and/or problem their consolation zone. 

However the place did their Blueboard reward take them? Our 2022 expertise wrap-up shares our learnings, gleaned from reward recipients who had been acknowledged by their workplaces with Blueboard rewards, together with:

  • What our purchasers’ reward recipients selected to do from our curated expertise menu
  • The place recipients traveled to take pleasure in their Blueboard rewards (and our high 10 locations)
  • Which worker recognition applications recipients participated in
  • Who a few of our high native expertise suppliers are

From spending invaluable high quality time with family members to reconnecting with a private interest (or discovering a brand new one), to giving again by supporting charities and causes, we proceed to be pushed and impressed by our purchasers’ dedication to recognizing their workers with the moments and recollections that matter most to them.

Worker recognition in motion: Blueboard experiences by the numbers. 

Everybody enjoys #blueboarding in their very own manner,  whether or not they wish to journey solo or spend time with the folks most vital to them. Blueboard’s curated expertise menu offers your reward recipients the energy of selection—the power to decide on which expertise might be most significant to them. 

For some of us, it’s taking a bucket-list journey to Europe with household, and for others it’s getting a much-needed therapeutic massage at a high native spa or getting prime tickets to see your favourite sports activities staff.

In 2022, our high three classes that recipients chosen experiences from had been: 

  1. “In-House Experiences” 
  2. “Meals & Drink” 
  3. “Chill out”

All collectively, 53% of our recipients selected experiences that allowed them to unwind, dine, and benefit from the good issues in life their manner with experiences like “In House Barista,” “Sip Gracefully,” and “Discover the Cosmos.” 

Six examples with color photos of Blueboard experience rewards Blueboard clients sent their employees on in 2022.
From spa days to nice eating, these are simply a few of the wonderful experiences our purchasers acknowledged workers with in 2022 with Blueboard worker rewards.

Right here’s a round-up of what recipients skilled in 2022: 

  • 5,914 recipients stated “ahh…” on the spa with a private therapeutic massage
  • 2,139 recipients noticed the animals at their native zoos with household or associates
  • 1,726 recipients dined finely at Michelin star eating places
  • 10,389 recipients loved their expertise from the consolation of residence
  • 969 recipients upgraded their espresso abilities with the “At House Barista” expertise
  • 696 recipients obtained 12 months of recent flowers delivered to their door with the “Brighten Their Day With Blossoms” expertise
  • 1,945 recipients reported attempting one thing new of their post-experience survey
  • 21.7% of experiences occurred in March and April

Making a distinction with donations.

Our “Make a Distinction” class offers recipients the choice to donate their reward to a trigger that they’re captivated with. Nearly 1,400 beneficiant recipients contributed to causes like:

  • Venture Hope
  • The Purple Cross
  • Ukraine Now

However the intention and thoughtfulness in how folks incorporate Blueboard experiences into their lives doesn’t cease there. A lot of our recipients take the chance to have a good time an important day with their Blueboard reward. From birthdays to marriage ceremony anniversaries, our experiences have been the setting for some main life occasions, together with two particularly memorable marriage proposals in 2022:

An worker recipient proposed through the “Swiss Alps Journey” expertise.

As a part of a piece anniversary reward—a Blueboard reward—from his firm, Cameron D. deliberate to pop the query. In opposition to the beautiful backdrop of the Zermatt panorama (one of many cities they stayed in through the journey) a mountain resort nestled within the valley of the enduring Mt. Matterhorn, Cameron requested then-girlfriend Carissa to marry him. 

A color photo of two people smiling after getting engaged to be married. One person is holding their hand up to show off their engagement ring.
She stated sure! Work anniversary reward recipient Cameron D. captures this unforgettable second whereas on the “Swiss Alps Journey,” a Blueboard expertise.

“The complete journey, and the eye to element, was wonderful,” shares Cameron within the post-experience suggestions survey. “The resort choice in Zurich, in addition to all the opposite stops, was glorious based mostly on ease of attending to and from the practice station!”

An worker recipient proposed whereas on the “Luxurious Glamping Getaway” expertise. 

As a part of his office’s anniversary worker recognition program, Kidder S. selected the “Luxurious Glamping Getaway” expertise from Blueboard. Two nights in a luxurious glamping web site to “reconnect with nature and clear your thoughts” turned out to be the proper setting for a wedding proposal by Kidder S.

A color photo of two people smiling and posing with bikes while on a coastal bike ride after just getting engaged.
The newly engaged couple proudly reveals off their information–and the ring!–whereas on a Blueboard expertise–a piece anniversary reward from Kidder’s employer.

Globetrotters: The place our purchasers’ worker reward recipients traveled for his or her expertise. 

Our Concierge despatched Blueboarders to 96 international locations in 2022, however one nation emerged as a high journey vacation spot: 350 vacationers stated “Ciao!” in Italy with thrilling experiences like “All Roads Result in Rome.”

And listed here are the highest 10 international locations our recipients visited in 2022:

  1. Italy
  2. Spain
  3. Mexico
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Greece
  6. France
  7. Norway
  8. India
  9. Switzerland
  10. Canada

Our high most-visited metropolis in 2022 was New York, NY. Since many Blueboard experiences can embody household or associates, we despatched a complete of 275 vacationers to The Large Apple final yr for experiences like, “Uncover Broadway in NYC”.

A color photo taken at night of a smiling couple out for an evening in New York City to enjoy a Blueboard experience.
David L. and partner take pleasure in an evening out in New York Metropolis as a part of an worker reward from his employer: a Blueboard expertise.

Different high Blueboard expertise locations included: 

  1. New York
  2. Honolulu
  3. Paris
  4. Las Vegas
  5. Chicago
  6. Boston
  7. San Diego
  8. Orlando
  9. Key West
  10. London

Blueboard worker recognition applications within the highlight.

Our worker rewards applications are designed to assist organizations make worker appreciation and recognition significant for any second, huge and small, at each stage within the worker lifecycle. 

In 2022, 26% of our recipients redeemed an Anniversary Award, making it (as soon as once more) our hottest program. 

The highest 5 worker recognition applications our purchasers rewarded workers by in 2022:

  1. Anniversary Rewards (26%). Whether or not acknowledging particular person workers’ milestone work anniversaries on the 5, 10, and 15 yr mark, or celebrating every year of service, recognizing work anniversaries is a key ingredient within the success of human useful resource initiatives that contain worker engagement and retention. In addition they present a chance to remind your folks how a lot they’re appreciated with rewards that match their dedication to your group.  
  2. Spot Rewards (22%). Did somebody save the day throughout a serious occasion, pitch in throughout an vital assembly, or reveal firm values in an exemplary manner? Spot recognition, or rewards given at any time, ship significant, customized worker rewards in seconds to everybody from new workers to senior leaders to have a good time firm tradition by recognizing a job properly achieved.
  3. Gross sales Incentives (9%). What’s lacking from most gross sales incentive applications? The facility of selection. Whereas money bonuses as soon as dominated the day, our purchasers encourage their gross sales groups with rewards that by no means get stale. 
  4. Worker Wellbeing Items (8.3%). Let’s face it: the pandemic and turbulence of the previous few years has offered many challenges that impression worker wellness, psychological well being, and our means to indicate up feeling 100% in work environments. Experiential wellbeing presents give folks a much-needed break to take day without work to relaxation, reconnect, and refresh.
  5. President’s Membership (7.3%). Simple to plan and customized, high gross sales performers get to decide on a one-of-a-kind expertise that facilities high quality time with their nearest and dearest–a twist on the standard President’s Membership with staff members. 

Let’s hear it for our expertise companions.

Blueboard’s Concierge staff rigorously curates every expertise, and we’re proud to work with wonderful native companions and small companies to carry these experiences to life. 

Within the “Chill out” class, AIRE Historic Baths Chicago was a preferred vacation spot, carefully adopted by Yoga Anytime and Nuansa Spa.

A family of five poses for a photo at Disneyland during a Blueboard experience.

Cheers to 2023! Right here’s to extra experiential rewards for workers (and pursuing our passions) within the new yr.

Blueboard purchasers have a tremendous impression by recognizing and rewarding their workers with the reward of high quality time. Final yr, 96% of reward recipients reported that their expertise made them really feel appreciated for a job properly achieved, displaying the impression of significant recognition on worker expertise. 

The sky is actually the restrict (as 73 folks demonstrated final yr after they selected a skydiving expertise!), and new experiences are at all times being added to our expertise menus, each domestically and everywhere in the world. 

A heartfelt thanks to our purchasers and recipients for being part of altering the way in which we reward and acknowledge folks final yr! We are able to’t wait to see the place Blueboard experiences will take our recipients this yr.