Employee Solutions Help Build Meaningful Engagement

Change Company Culture

Blackhawk Network Employee Solutions help you define, encourage and recognize desirable employee behaviors. Through our proprietary Employee Engagement Platform, our reward cards and salary sacrifice solutions*, we help you inspire and reward employee actions that positively impact organizational performance.


Build a Culture of Employee Recognition With Achievers®

Owned by Blackhawk Network, the award-winning Achievers Employee Engagement Platform is proven to deliver deeper employee engagement, continuous listening and timely coaching tips for organizations. By combining social recognition, points-based recognitions, celebrations and pulse surveys, Achievers helps companies integrate recognition into their day-to-day corporate culture, helping make employees feel more valued.

Employee Rewards Can Help Build Morale and Motivation

Organizational success ultimately rests on the shoulders of your employees, whether they are team leaders or front-line representatives. That’s why you need a well-designed rewards program that’s tailored to your audience and helps create a performance- and recognition-based work culture.

If you’re looking for employee reward options that will appeal to everyone, partner with Blackhawk Network. We can give you easy access to a portfolio full of Visa or Mastercard options, merchant gift cards, and our exclusive card products—available in plastic, digital and mobile wallet–enabled formats.

Salary Sacrifice Solutions Help Employees Save Money*

Minimize the administrative burden that can come with offering your employees a salary sacrifice program. With Blackhawk Network, you can offer this great money-saving benefit, and manage the details with our easy online platform. Give your employees the opportunity to save for childcare and cycle-to-work schemes—it’s a benefit that really pays off.

Visa® and Mastercard® Prepaid Cards

Visa® and Mastercard® Prepaid Cards are popular, desirable and powerful incentives because they can be used everywhere the network’s debit cards are accepted. Plus, they are available in an array of plastic, virtual and mobile wallet–enabled formats, so they can be delivered exactly how your recipients prefer to receive them.

When funded and distributed by companies as part of consumer, employee, loyalty or sales incentive programs, they also offer great marketing benefits. Add your logo to the card to remind the cardholder that you gave them this reward. You can even add a personal touch by including the recipient’s name and a very brief message. And, if you’re looking for long-term incentive card, consider our reloadable options.

If you’d like, you can add our 5% Back feature to your prepaid cards. This option lets cardholders get 5% back on their cards when they use them at participating merchants, including over 90 in the US. The Canadian version includes 20 participating merchants.

Merchant Gift Cards

People certainly love to receive gift cards—in fact, according to the National Retail Federation1, gift cards remain the most requested gift for a twelfth consecutive year. That’s why they are also desirable incentives. For example, recognize and reward healthy habits with gift cards for pharmacies or athletic supply stores. Or send your customers an egift to thank them for their loyalty and encourage them to buy from you again.

Gift cards—in either plastic or digital formats—can be an important part of your customer, employee, loyalty or sales incentive strategy. Request your copy of “50 Gift Card Ideas You’ll Flip Over” today to learn how you can use your branded payments to help your incentive program succeed—and more.

1The NRF 2018 Holiday Spending Survey was conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The survey of 7,313 adult consumers was conducted October 1–11, 2018, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

Uniquely Ours: Beyond the Basic Gift Cards

At Blackhawk Network, we take pride in leading the branded payments industry with new and exciting products that people love to receive as incentives. And because they all offer choices, they’re sure to include something that will delight everyone.

Happy Card Gift Cards

Take an interest, hobby or holiday, add six to eight popular merchants and—voilà!—you have a Happy Card gift card that makes any incentive feel more personal. These cards can be used at one or more of the brands shown, making them flexible and fun to receive and use.

Spafinder Gift Cards

Welcome at thousands of locations, this gift cards lets you give wellness, fitness, pampering and more. Whether recipients prefer barre or bootcamp, massage or meditation, Spafinder is a great way to give a stress-reducing experience.

The MAX Prepaid Card

Want to give a group of people a prepaid card, but can’t decide which merchant to choose? We have the perfect solution for you: The MAX Prepaid Card, which can be used at 150 popular stores, restaurants and more.

The Preferences Prepaid Card

Looking for an incentive card that is customized to support your program goals? Choose the Preferences Prepaid Card, which uses our patented DirectSpend® technology to let you determine exactly where the funds can be spent. Whether you want to create a card specifically for pet lovers, healthcare plan members or travel aficionados, you have the option with Blackhawk Network.

Why Blackhawk Network Should Be Your Employee Engagement Partner

The collaborative innovation of Blackhawk Network ensures the Employee Solutions offered are effective and desired, motivating employees to continue good work—whether you intend to reward customer service interactions, honor healthy lifestyles or recognize outstanding workplace performance. Driven by research and analytics, we help you deliver a solid return on employee investments that align to your business objectives—anywhere in the world.

With a presence in 26 countries, Blackhawk Network seamlessly executes Employee Solutions worldwide to drive employee engagement that can increase loyalty and, ultimately, revenue.

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*Currently a European Union solution only.