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EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION
Navigating the Buying Process [WEBINAR RECAP]
3 MIN READ
Morgan Chaney
February 1, 2018

Are you thinking about rewarding your employees with Blueboard experiences? We’re here to make your job easy.

This morning we hosted an interactive webinar where we covered strategies for launching Blueboard at your company with our CEO and Co-founder, Taylor Smith.

We highlighted areas that people commonly get stuck in when communicating Blueboard’s value with authority. To navigate the buying process we discussed using data points and influence through the new Blueboard Method framework. Check out our video recording below!

 

Our favorite part of the webinar was discussing the three areas where recognition programs typically get stuck, they include: Prioritization, Executive Buy-In, and Budget.

1. How to Prioritize Recognition:

Why do we need to prioritize? Recognition can typically get neglected in favor of other initiatives getting stacked on your plate.

Does this sound familiar? “Blueboard sounds great! We’ll get to that next year once we finish our HRIS implementation and get through open enrollment.”

Recognition can get deprioritized for one or two common reasons:

But according to Gallup, out of the three major drivers of employee engagement (Leadership & Communication, Learning & Development, and Recognition) recognition takes the least amount of effort and resources, yet delivers the biggest impact.

How Blueboard Can Help:

In the webinar, Taylor spoke to our comprehensive Buyer’s Guide as tool for helping to prioritize recognition amongst your other list of to-dos. Get your copy online here.

In the guide, learn why effective employee engagement is important to your business, understand the difference between recognition and company perks, and read through what elements make a recognition program truly effective and meaningful.

2)  How to Get Executive Buy-in:

Why is executive buy-in a challenge? Sometimes recognition and/or Blueboard isn’t communicated effectively to leadership, meaning your boss, VP of Talent, CFO or CEO doesn’t give you the attention you’re seeking.

Ring a bell? “Blueboard sounds fluffy. Are experiences really better than cash? What is the ROI on this? Will it fix our retention problem?”

Harnessing executive buy-in requires you share your awesome vision of what a recognition program looks and feels like.

Many leaders think of recognition as a checkbox item – not something to be improved and optimized. One way to shake them out of this mindset is to create and share your vision of what awesome employee recognition looks like:

When entering these tricky conversations, remember to illustrate specific qualities of an ideal recognition program that match your company’s culture and beliefs. And consider sharing examples of how your current recognition program is not delivering on your vision for an awesome recognition program.

How Blueboard Can Help:

Work in partnership with your Blueboard account rep to build out a program plan modeled from our Blueboard Method framework. Collaborate around shared ideas within our interactive Program Planning Guide tool. The guide helps you to:

3) How to Navigate Budget Conversations:

What makes it difficult to justify the cost of using Blueboard? Sometime Finance doesn’t understand the value that Blueboard offers or might make comparisons to other items that at the end of the day, aren’t comparable.

Focus on where to pull the budget from:

In summary, a few things to remember:

Is it time for you to prioritize recognition, and need some help from Blueboard to make it happen? Simply reconnect with your account rep, or reach us above^^ via the orange Request Demo form. We’ll look forward to rewarding your employees with awesome, life-changing experiences.

See you next time!

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