In today’s candidate-driven market, a noteworthy employee referral program is a must-have. But without a program worth talking about, you’ll find yourself high and dry. Give your employees incentive to bring in new candidates with a referral bonus program. Learn how hundreds of companies are building their hiring momentum using Blueboard's buzz-worthy experiential rewards.

We help leading organizations transform how they recognize and incentivize their best employees.

Cash referral incentives are broken.

Cash is a purely rational incentive. It doesn’t hook into our emotions, shape our identity, or create new stories to share. So even in the best case scenario where a well-intentioned employee incentives program launches to great fanfare, most companies see dwindling referral volume just months after launch. There’s a better way to keep employee referrals coming in!

Our solution: Experiential incentives that drive real referral volume.

Successful employee referral programs hinge on motivating employees to evangelize the opportunities available at your company. The very real opportunity of earning a bucket-list experience, like diving at the Great Barrier Reef or chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland, motivates people to take action and share open roles with their network. It’s a win-win situation. You get referrals for top candidates to fill openings, and your employees get to spend quality time making new memories.

Our results speak for themselves.

Guidewire, a leading insurance software company, was named a “Best Place to Work” for two years running but saw only 18% of new hires coming from employee referrals. Guidewire partnered with Blueboard to drive employee referral volume by rebuilding excitement around the referral bonus program.

In just 5 months of working with Blueboard, Guidewire saw:

  • A 260% increase in the number of internal referrals received per day
  • A 41% increase in their percentage of new hires by referral

*Guidewire internal hiring data

“Having a program that we could reinforce every month really kept the program fresh. One of my team members looked into a meeting room where someone was just playing the video of Juliano skydiving (our first Blueboard recipient), totally unprompted. Everyone was watching and talking about it. It was really cool to see all of the buzz being created.”


Here are some great employee referral program resources to check out:

Case Study

Tradeshift Amplify Your Hiring Volume

Tradeshift exceeded new hire by referral goals by 2.5X through exciting and shareable experiential employee incentives.

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How to Build a Rewarding Employee Referral Program

Best practices for building an exciting employee referral program.

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How to Build Employer Brand

Build employee advocacy and advance your recruiting efforts with an employee rewards and recognition program that creates exciting, shareable employee recognition stories

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