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Topic: Rewards & Recognition
This article, based on research funded by the Promotional Products Association International, looks at how using promotional products to support customer communications efforts can improve engagement.
This study, sponsored by the Incentive Research Foundation, attempts to find a practical model for determining the return on investment (ROI) for sales and dealer incentive travel programs.
This study by the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement looks at the relative effectiveness of cash vs. non-cash incentives in a variety of motivational applications.
This look at the different definitions and objectives of compensation versus recognition suggests that cash awards don't work as well as non-cash awards in incentive programs.
How awards are presented can be as important as the award itself. Here are some tips.
Recognition programs can motivate employees if used in the right way.
This article looks at how motivational tools can be used to boost performance and build loyalty and engagement.
Here's a glossary of basic marketing and motivation terms.
Here's a listing of the various types of suppliers available to meet a variety of incentive and motivational needs.
Measuring the ROI on recognition programs is difficult, given the range of benefits and their long-term impact, but it can be done. This article from the Enterprise Engagement Alliance offers some ideas on how to do it.
This article takes a general look at the types and use of incentive programs for non-sales employees.
This article provides a model for creating incentive programs for non-sales employees.
This article provides an overview and key planning considerations for the most common types of non-sales employee incentive and recognition programs.
How do you determine the right mix of compensation, benefits, training, and rewards and recognition. This article offers some suggestions.
While most people would agree that gift card consolidators are a significant force in the incentive industry, there seems to be some confusion about just what a gift card consolidator is and who stakes claim to the title.
With popularity and customization options on the rise, gift cards are a go…
This article provides an overview of enterprise engagement - why it matters, the prerequisites of engagement, the tools, and the role of rewards and recognition.
A Revealing Q&A with Motivation Guru Chester Elton
As health and wellness become key corporate priorities, the role of incentives expands
This paper from the Incentive Research Foundation looks at the factors in incentive program design and implementation that can impact its success.
Many managers focus motivation programs on their top performers at the expense of the vast middle, where even a little improvement can have a significant effect. Here's how to structure performance-improvement efforts for maximum impact on the middle 60 percent of your organization.
Smaller cruise ships can deliver an unforgettable experience.
This white paper from the Performance Improvement Council of the Incentive Marketing Association looks at how Sarbanes-Oxley requirements can affect incentive and recognition plans.
This article discusses measurement tools and methodologies that can be used to determine the results of company incentive programs.
Linda Kaplan Thaler, one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Enterprise Engagement Expo, believes that – contrary to the conventional wisdom – ‘nice guys finish first’
Corporate gift giving is serious business. As part of a well-considered program, it can help establish or enhance critical relationships and become a cost-effective means of recognizing activities that benefit the business. This article describes the many issues to consider if a corporate gift program is to succeed.
This research report suggests that use of promotional products can improve advertising results.
This white paper looks at strategies for creating increased "trophy value" in incentive programs using gift cards.
This article addresses the fundamental question of when to use cash or tangible awards in your incentive, performance, or recognition program. It summarizes research on the subject and outlines steps to be taken in this critical area of employee motivation.
This short case study looks for the perfect travel award mementos.
This case study looks at a promotional campaign that made travelers more health conscious.
The ability of reward programs to attract, motivate and retain talented employees has supplanted health care costs on the list of corporate priorities, according to a recent Deloitte/ISCEBS survey
This article provides a guide to developing effective incentive and recognition programs for salespeople.
This article addresses the important issue of setting goals and objectives for your sales incentive plan.
In this white paper, the authors show how people performance management takes familiar disciplines such as training and integrates them across functional lines to maximize results.
This article lists the types of suppliers that can help corporate end-users put together an incentive program.
This article looks briefly at some of the important federal tax requirements that apply to incentive programs.
Here's a look at some of the tax issues that apply to employee achievement awards.
This article looks at the benefits of using non-cash incentives versus cash incentives.
This article looks at the compelling research links financial results and customer satisfaction to engaged employees and channel partners.
What is enterprise engagement? This article provides a a definition and background, as well as an overview of the research supporting this important concept, which covers the importance of engaging employees, channel partners, and customers.
What's the role of rewards and recognition within the field of enterprise engagement? There is almost nothing more engaging than a carefully selected reward or gift well suited to the recipient and commensurate with his or her contribution, as a customer, channel partner, or employee.
After the order is taken or the winners of the sales contest are announced, products, premiums, or prizes must find their way to the right people. This article describes the modern fulfillment process and why, with the rise of e-commerce, it could be more important than ever to the success of your company’s incentive programs.
Thinking about using gift cards in your incentive or motivation program? Here are some pointers.
This white paper, produced by the Incentive Performance Center (IPC), explores why incentive programs tend to thrive during times of economic stress.
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