Guusto is a Recognition and Rewards platform that is presented as simple, impactful and free.
Guusto states they help HR Leaders build Employee Recognition programs that augment company culture, inspire great performance, drive productivity and boost retention. They also aim to help Sales Professionals build Customer Reward programs that engage prospects, drive more return business, increase referrals, and boost customer advocacy.
Users can get started in a few minutes, streamline existing manual processes, then scale up program to provide managers/employees with various tools. Gifts can be redeemed at any partner merchant (60,000+ in USA/CAN, and International Mastercards), so everyone gets something they actually value.
Guusto includes web, mobile and offline solutions.
Tracking & reporting provides full visibility into a rewards program.
Purpose driven with 1 day of clean water donated for every gift sent.
There's no long term contract or minimums, unclaimed gifts are credited back in full, and Guusto charges the merchants to ensure every dollar spent on recognition actually makes it to users.
This works whether the manager wants to have requests submitted and then they send out the gift cards, or if they want to open it up (with limits set) and have team members send gift cards within their team. It's extremely flexible.
Guusto is well suited for any company that wants to provide extra, fun benefits for their employees, but it can also be used for personal use. If someone has helped you out and you want to reward them or just say thank you, you can give them their own choice of where they want to use the credit.
Guusto is well suited for situations where an organization is looking to incentivize some program or reward its employees on their anniversary or birthdays. Employees have a wide variety of gift cards to choose from rather than a few. Guusto is perfect for a bonus gift card to the new employees as well as they would feel valued.
Guusto can be used for all kinds of colleague kudos: a "good job" after a rough day; someone stepping up to help someone in need; someone pitching in to brainstorm a much-needed solution; a development milestone; or a simple "I appreciate you." Having the different communication categories within Guusto also makes it more personalized to the recipient.
We held a balcony decorating contest and residents were rewarded with the ability to quickly and easily select the gift card that best suited their needs. I was awarded a gift card for performance at work and was to access the reward quickly. In both cases, it was easy and seamless for both sender and receiver.
Guusto is a good place to go if you are the employer and you want to recognize your employees with great flexibility. Or if you are parents and you want to appreciate your kids' teacher but you have no idea about the teacher's preference. It used to be a headache. Now I think I've found the solution. I'll definitely choose Guusto for this purpose.