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Build employee connection from day one through shared experiences.

Building community at a new company is challenging, and it’s gotten even harder since we’ve migrated to remote and hybrid teams. New hires want to feel connected to your company—and it starts with their manager and coworkers. We can’t gather at the water cooler, so how do we form new bonds? What if your onboarding gifts could foster authentic connections?

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Turn a new job into a new adventure.

With Blueboard, new hires get to choose their favorite experience from our menu of localized adventures (in-home, or out in the world). It’s a first impression they won’t forget. Our Onboarding Gifts program will help you:

Scale with Ease

Say goodbye to long lines and sour attitudes at the FedEx store. Send onboarding gifts across the world in just a few clicks.

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We make it easy to send experiential gifts at scale. Send rewards ad hoc as new hires join, or bulk send with the support of your Client Success Manager. New hires will receive a branded reward email, choose their favorite experience, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Make it Personal

Onboarding gifts don’t have to be one-size-fits-all. Let your new hires choose what’s meaningful.

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Employees are craving flexibility and choice. With Blueboard, they’ll get to choose an experience that piques their interest from our menu of hand-curated adventures, and work 1:1 with a dedicated Concierge. All at a critical onboarding moment.

Connect Like Humans

Who needs the water cooler when you can bond through shared experiences?

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Experiences are more fun to talk about than welcome gift cards or that pair of company-branded socks (no offense). After new hires go on their Blueboard experience, they’ll share photos and memories, opening up conversations that connect us like real humans.

Employee at pottery class.
“Last night, I found myself elbows deep in clay, grinning ear to ear, alongside someone I care about. We dabbled in hand-building, I struggled on the pottery wheel, and I loved every second of it. Blueboard didn't just give me an onboarding gift. They made it super easy for me to do this thing I’ve been wanting to do for ages. They gave me the nudge to get out there and experience my life.”
Natasha Wahid
Director of Content
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Get inspiration to help you build
your own onboarding gifts program.

It really comes down to timing! Here are two scenarios to evaluate when considering when to send out your rewards, plus a sampling of available experiences:

Send rewards before a new employee's start date.

When they receive an onboarding gift between offer acceptance and their first day, new hires get the chance to indulge in a much-needed break before starting their new role.

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They can redeem their reward to discover a new hobby or cross something off their bucket list while spending quality time with their loved ones. They get to treat themselves and show up in their new role feeling refreshed and ready to go!

Make A Cover Of Your Favorite Song

Jump in the studio for a 2-hour recording session!

Learn to Paddle Board

Enjoy a private SUP lesson or snag two spots on a guided tour.

Create Candles Together

Make candles with friends with this complete at-home kit.

Send rewards during the new hire's first week.

Send an onboarding gift as a surprise and delight during your new hire’s first week. For remote and hybrid teams, let Blueboard rewards take the place of old-school rituals like desk decorations and welcome lunch.

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Employees get to adventure on their time, with their people, and have something fun to talk about with their new coworkers. Get the conversations started with a #Blueboarding channel on Slack or MS Teams.

Intro to Glassblowing

Take a glassblowing lesson with a professional artist.

Read and Relax

A 6-month box subscription of books and other goodies to help you unwind.

Sip Grapefully

Sip and share wine from The California Wine Club.

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“Blueboard has empowered us to help our employees feel that they’re valuable members of a high-performance organization, while also getting the opportunities to take a break and enjoy the pleasures that LIFE has to offer."
“Blueboard has empowered us to help our employees feel that they’re valuable members of a high-performance organization, while also getting the opportunities to take a break and enjoy the pleasures that LIFE has to offer."
Tim Betry
Vice President of People + Places
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More planning resources

Considering other ways to celebrate your people?
Here are some great resources to check out:


President's Club Reimagined eBook

Learn more about Blueboard President's Club and gain insights and best practices for planning your sales incentive travel program.

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Retaining Top Talent is Your Top Priority eBook

How to improve employee retention through meaningful recognition programs as we navigate the shift to hybrid work.

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Sales Incentives Planning Guide

Your go-to guide for sales incentives, SPIFF and President's Club planning, with best practices for choosing rewards that motivate your top reps.

Download the planning guide

Anniversary Planning Guide

Your go-to guide for planning a personalized anniversary program at scale, with best practices for budgeting and rollout.

Download the planning guide

Frequently asked questions about
Blueboard Onboarding Gifts.

Our onboarding gifts offering is an exciting and personalized way to give your new hires a warm welcome. Here’s a list of FAQs to get the ball rolling. When you’re ready to learn more, request a demo to connect 1:1 with our team.

Looking for the best way to reward, recognize and incentivize your top people?

Connect with our team for a personalized demo of our recognition and rewards platform and see our hand-curated experience menus.

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