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    Unique and Rewarding

    Posted by brian on 10.19.2009
    Additional comment on Dan Pink's presentation http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html.  A follow up to my posting on 10/15.
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    Daniel Pink's Unrewarding Presentation

    Posted by brian on 10.15.2009

    Periodically the engagement industry (also known as the incentive industry, motivation industry, premium industry, etc.) faces challenges from outside sources. These sources typically are academics/authors many of whom do a fair amount of public speaking to promote their work. While it would not be fair to make the blanket claim that their assertions are baseless it would be accurate in the vast majority of situations to say that those claims are at best misleading and at worst harmful.

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    Casino’s Turning to “Free Play” for Slot Promotions

    Posted by Ed Jr. on 10.05.2009

    There is a growing trend with casino’s relying more on “Free Play” slot promotions rather than tangible rewards or gifts. The cost of offering patrons “free” spins on a slot machine is minimal to the casino and it keeps the patron engaged with the slot machines longer.

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    Fact #20

    Posted by admin on 09.29.2009

    A recent study by Harvard Business School found that every 1 percent increase in staff loyalty resulted in a half percent increase in customer loyalty.

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    Fact #12

    Posted by admin on 09.29.2009

    According to a new survey by WorldatWork and the National Association for Employee Recognition, businesses are expanding their recognition programs and starting new ones with more frequency than ever before. While the majority of past awards have been given for length of service or performance, companies are adding new awards for safety, ideas, team building and efficiency.
    Source: WorldatWork and the National Association for Employee Recognition

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    Fact #14

    Posted by admin on 09.29.2009

    A recent survey revealed that CEOs cite attracting and retaining talent is the number one barrier to corporate growth alongside HR executives who rate finding and retaining the best talent to be their greatest concerns.

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    Fact #15

    Posted by admin on 09.29.2009

    "A motivated staff is the cornerstone of quality customer service and product innovation," said Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps and author of Managing your Career for Dummies(r) (Hungry Minds, Inc.). "By acknowledging your employees' achievements, you let them know their contributions are integral to the organization's success."

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    Fact #16

    Posted by admin on 09.29.2009

    A recent Incentive Federation survey found that on average, 79% of respondents found non-cash reward programs to be fairly to extremely effective in motivating participants to achieve sales and marketing goals.

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    Fact #17

    Posted by admin on 09.29.2009

    According to a study by the International Society of Performance Improvement called "Incentives, Motivation and Workplace Performance: Research and Best Practices," incentive programs that are implemented and tracked correctly increase performance by an average of 22 percent. Team incentives increase performance by as much as 44 percent.

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    Fact #18

    Posted by admin on 09.29.2009

    According to a study produced by The Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE) Foundation confirms the impact of incentive programs employing tangible awards. According to the study, incentive programs increase work performance an average of 22 percent.

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