Blue Shield of California has much appreciation for the people who show up every day to turn our mission and values into action while transforming the healthcare industry. To show our appreciation for our staff, we celebrated Employee Appreciation Week, March 20-24, with a variety of events and perks for our people.

Employee Appreciation Week events and perks

During this special week, each person was given $25 to donate to the charity of their choice, had access to special backgrounds for their virtual meetings, had fun with a virtual photo booth, were offered a number of virtual volunteer opportunities, and received employee recognition points to reward their coworkers. In addition to these events and perks, each day of the week had a special theme for the virtual photo booth and everyone was encouraged to post photos to the enterprise social network platform relating to each day’s theme. There were also larger events for our people to enjoy including a dueling piano show, a magic show, visits from local dog rescues, virtual dance parties, and trivia.

Employee Appreciation Week daily themes

On Monday, Blue Shield Spirit Day, everyone was encouraged to sign up for a free virtual mindfulness meditation, virtual trivia, and a dance party.

Tuesday was 80’s Day, which was celebrated with an online magic show, a virtual myofascial release class, and a virtual dueling piano show.

Family & Pet Day was Wednesday’s theme featuring an all-company virtual meeting with various onsite watch parties in our offices across California.

Thursday’s theme was Sports Day, which included a virtual stretch break, virtual cooking class, and a virtual magical masterclass.

The week wrapped up with Tie-Dye Day on Friday, which included another virtual dueling piano show, a virtual stretch break, and virtual magic masterclass.

The results of Employee Appreciation Week

It was a great week to celebrate our people and show how much we appreciate them for the work they do. There was a lot of team spirit and participation on the enterprise social network platform throughout. As a result of Employee Appreciation Week, $134,558 was donated to 1,249 organizations. Blue Shield donated $6,000 to dog rescue organizations, 92,221 employee recognitions were made, 900 employees came into our offices to join our all company meeting watch parties, over 200 cards were decorated for children fighting cancer in support of the Jesse Rees Foundation, and one lucky puppy was adopted on Family and Pet Day.

If you’d like to be a part of a company that celebrates their staff with a week of appreciation and fun events, we’d love to hear from you. Please look into our open career opportunities and apply for your next role.