Referralboard is a Slack app that turns your employee referral program into a fun competition. Team members earn points and move up the leaderboard each time they submit a referral.
In service of our users, Referralboard was built around three core principles:
Everyone is busy - newly introduced apps must be easy to get started and easy to use
We need to be part of existing workflows so overhead to participate is minimal
If we are to truly change incentives, it must be fun to submit employee referrals
Referralboard was built consistent with its own core values: I sought out solutions that were simple, well-integrated and rewarding to use.
Written in NodeJS, I leveraged low-code tools such as Glitch, Webflow, and Airtable wherever possible so that effort could be focused on improving the user experience rather than the code.
Ultimately the success of Referralboard comes down to its ability to generate incremental high-quality hiring leads. In a 6-month pilot with MakeSpace (Series E storage tech company) we generated an 8x increase in submitted referrals per quarter and 2 hired candidates. Since then, Referralboard has been downloaded by companies of all sizes world-wide and received funding from the Pioneer accelerator program.
"I feel like I was subconsciously motivated (by Referralboard) to tell people about the company... the process was easy and all of a sudden top of mind."