Inspirus Named a Star Performer and a Major Contender in Everest Group 2023 Rewards & Recognition Solutions PEAK Matrix®

by Craig Sukenic

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Fort Worth, Texas—(May 2, 2023)

Inspirus, a Sodexo Group company and leader in elevating employee engagement and optimizing organizational culture through employee-centric rewards and recognition solutions, has been recognized as a 2023 Star Performer and a Major Contender in Everest Group’s Rewards and Recognition (R&R) Solutions PEAK Matrix. This report evaluates the current market landscape, assessing the relative market success and overall capability of each provider.

For this year's assessment, Everest Group evaluated 26 leading service providers based on their market impact, capabilities and vision. Of the 26 providers, Inspirus is only one of three vendors designated as a Star Performer in this report. This designation is given to providers who obtain the maximum number of top-quartile performance improvements across all criteria and at least one area of top-quartile improvement performance in both market success and capability advancements. Inspirus is highlighted as a Star Performer due to its strengthened position in the U.S. market and for receiving one of the highest buyer satisfaction/value delivered scores for 2021-2022.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized as a Star Performer and a Major Contender by Everest Group in this year’s assessment. This designation validates the strategic investments we’ve made in building a user-friendly, digital platform that delivers rewards and recognition throughout the employee journey,“ says Tatiana Frierson, Chief Executive Officer of Inspirus and Sodexo Benefit and Rewards Services, USA. “We continue to put our clients at the forefront, empowering them to provide their employees with a well-rounded, positive experience.”

In the assessment, Everest Group highlighted Inspirus’ key strengths:

  • Process-based methodology to discover, design, develop, and deliver programs that strengthen the employee experience.
  • Easy-to-use platform for users by encapsulating all the important communications, activity feed, upcoming celebrations, and shortcuts to important links on its home page.
  • Monetary and non-monetary peer-to-peer and manager-to-employee recognitions.
  • Well-rounded reward redemption catalog, including merchandise, gift cards, charitable giving, travel and tickets, and experiences.
  • Personalized platform experience where users can view upcoming celebrations of team members and the people they follow.
  • Real-time employee feedback surveys about users’ feelings and deploys pre-built surveys such as the Recognition Impact Index for organizations through its partnership with The Happiness Index.

As stated by Lokesh Goyal, Practice Director at Everest Group, “Inspirus has broadened its R&R capabilities by bringing in Voice of Employee, more personalization, and expanding its global reward marketplace, which have bolstered its position in the R&R market. Further, Inspirus' strong partnership mindset with its clients has resulted in a high level of satisfaction among them. Its positioning as a Major Contender and a Star Performer in the R&R Solutions PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023 is a result of the provider's notable product enhancements and expanding market presence.”

Learn more about Inspirus key strengths and market positioning here and view Everest Group’s Rewards and Recognition Solutions PEAK Matrix Assessment 2023 here.

About Inspirus

Employees play a large part in defining a company’s culture: their everyday experiences create the foundational structure that drives an organization to be strong, high-performing, and ultimately successful. Inspirus helps organizations harness the full potential of their greatest resource — their people — ensuring they feel valued and connected, fostering greater loyalty, performance, productivity and success. Through our technology, integrated solutions and award-winning customer service, we elevate the employee experience and optimize organizational culture by providing a holistic approach throughout the entire employee journey.

As a vital part of the multinational Sodexo Group, our efforts are strengthened by Sodexo’s global reach, and something more: a guiding principle for positive change — improving quality of life for everyone. Inspirus aims to bring joy to work, one experience at a time.