Gamification stuff we love: Perkbox
In our work in employee engagement, we often get asked the question how can we offer something different to pay based rewards. This question then often leads to the suggestion of creating virtual coins that people can earn for activities and managers can use to reward team members with. The next question then is how can organisations then offer meaningful gifts for their people, and I have often suggested to think of local providers. Perkbox however offers companies a way of adding a large amount of options to a virtual coin based reward store.
Perkbox wants to put smiles on the faces of employees. Their membership based structure allows organisations to offer a benefit portfolio that they wouldn’t be able to offer if they had to source all the agreements individually. I see it as a potential plus for both the attraction and retention of talent. In one of my first jobs ever, I was told I had x number of £ to spend on my benefits and then I was given a store like Perkbox to allocate my benefit pot to.
Although the company don’t strictly offer gamification, I see it as a potential plus offering to build into a comprehensive employee engagement strategy and use Perkbox as the actual stores for virtual rewards and for some people having so much choice in terms of benefits may sway the candidate choosing your company over another.
How would you use it in your gamification for employee motivation?