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Achievers Wins Two Gold Medals in 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards

Achievers Recognition and Listening Solutions Combine as Powerful Employee Engagement Platform

SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, December 20, 2018 — Achievers, an industry-leading provider of employee engagement solutions, today announced its Employee Engagement Platform won two Brandon Hall Group gold medal awards. Achievers’ innovative first-to-market employee recognition and rewards solution, Achievers Recognize, won for the Best Advance in Rewards and Recognition Technology while its active listening tool, Achievers Listen™, won for Best Advance in Assessment and Survey. The two solutions work together as a platform to empower employees and accelerate employee engagement.

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based on the products’ innovation, unique differentiators, value proposition and measurable results. Achievers was one of only a handful of companies to receive multiple awards.

“Employers are realizing that employee engagement, feedback and recognition materially impact profitability,” said Shrey Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer at Achievers. “Listening to employees and ensuring they feel valued goes a long way in creating a strong workplace culture, which is why we’re continuously working to make this process easy for every company utilizing our award-winning engagement platform. This recognition from Brandon Hall is great validation of our approach to coupling engagement science with world-class technology.”

With an impressive 87 percent user adoption rate across all customers, Achievers Recognize aligns employees’ actions directly to business goals by empowering them to acknowledge and reward each other in real-time. Achievers Listen, built with scientifically-backed and validated research on the fundamental drivers of engagement, is a continuous employee listening tool that combines quarterly Pulse Surveys and an Active Listening Interface (Allie). The intelligent chatbot collects anonymous employee feedback and shares it with managers in real-time to enable managers to take fast and personalized action.

Learn more about Achievers’ award-winning engagement solutions at https://www.achievers.com/what-we-offer.

About Achievers The Achievers Employee Engagement Platform combines an award-winning employee recognition and rewards solution with an active listening interface to accelerate employee engagement. Designed for today’s workplace, Achievers’ innovative cloud-based platform can increase and align employee engagement to business objectives and success. It empowers employees to recognize and reward each other in real time and aligns employees with company values and goals. Achievers connects with employees directly. It’s an always-on, open channel to hear and understand what matters to the individual, and then it closes the loop, delivering bite-sized, personalized actions for both employees and managers, so everyone is empowered to impact engagement right away. The Achievers platform inspires employee loyalty, engagement, and performance. To learn more about Achievers, visit us at www.achievers.com. Achievers is a subsidiary of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.

About Blackhawk Network Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries.

For more information, please visit BlackhawkNetwork.com, CashStar.com, HawkCommerce.com, HawkIncentives.com or our product websites GiftCards.com, GiftCardMall.com, GiftCardLab.com and OmniCard.com.

About Achievers

Achievers’ Employee Recognition and Rewards solution provides companies with a robust foundation for their employee engagement initiatives that enables both social and rewards-based recognition. Designed for today’s workplace, Achievers’ innovative SaaS platform can increase employee engagement and drive business success. It empowers employees to recognize and reward each other in real time and aligns employees with company values and goals. Delivering millions of recognitions annually, the Achievers platform inspires employee loyalty, engagement and performance in 150 countries. Visit us at www.achievers.com. Achievers is a Blackhawk Network company and is headquartered in Toronto and San Francisco.

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