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    Reward Choices Matter: Make a Lasting Impression and Increase ROI

    Posted by brian on 12.15.2020

    Employee Reward Choices Matter

    Rewarding and recognizing employees is more important than ever as employers struggle to keep employees motivated and engaged in a work-from-home environment. Reward choices matter. In any economy, the right rewards can make a lasting impression on your workforce and increase the return on your program investment.

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    Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Incentive Program, merchandise rewards, Recognize and Reward, Remote Employees, Reward Employees, Reward Choices

    Human Resources Trends for 2021

    Posted by brian on 12.08.2020

    Human Resources Trends for 2021

    This year has been a challenge for most businesses, and especially for HR managers as companies transition to a work-from-home workforce. We’ve discussed the trends in marketing next year; here are some trends that experts predict we’ll see in 2021 for human resource professionals:

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    Topics: employee rewards, Engaged Employees, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Incentive Marketing, marketing incentive, Human Resources

    Marketing Trends to Watch in 2021

    Posted by brian on 11.23.2020

    Blog-November2020-2

    It is an understatement: 2020 has been a crazy year! Many organizations have moved to a work-from-home model. Workers are finding themselves balancing their work schedule with that of their spouse and kid’s schoolwork. The fight for the computers and laptops is likely settled by now. For 2021, what is keeping marketers up at night? Here are some marketing trends to watch in 2021:

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    Topics: employee rewards, Engaged Employees, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Incentive Marketing, marketing incentive

    What Can Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Criteria Mean for your Business

    Posted by brian on 11.10.2020

    Blog-November2020

    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are an increasingly popular way for all stakeholders, not just investors, to evaluate companies. Many mutual funds, brokerage firms, and robot-advisors now offer products that employ ESG criteria. ESG criteria can also help investors, employees, contractors, and others avoid companies that might pose a greater overall risk due to their environmental or other practices. What can ESG criteria mean for your business?

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    Topics: Employee Recognition Programs, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, incentive and recognition programs, Reward and Recognition Programs

    Accountability Drives Employee Engagement

    Posted by brian on 09.09.2020

    Blog-Sept2020

    There are many definitions of employee engagement. In a nutshell, employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization.

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    Topics: Employee Reward Programs, Engaged Employees, Disengaged Employees, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Recognize and Reward

    Measuring Success in Employee Incentive & Reward Programs

    Posted by brian on 08.25.2020

    Blog-August2020-2

    Although employee incentive, reward and recognition programs are popular, many program coordinators skip the steps that would prove their effectiveness. Critics of these programs claim that they’re not measurable, they are nice to have but can’t document any financial benefit to the company. In fact, it is possible – and advisable – to measure employee programs. The latest Incentive Research Foundation study reports how many companies are measuring success.

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    Topics: Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, employee engagement, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Remote Employees, Remote Employees during Coronavirus

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Reward & Recognition Programs

    Posted by brian on 08.11.2020

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Reward & Recognition Programs

    The pandemic has affected every business and every employee. When businesses make necessary accommodations and transition employees to a work-from-home environment, it is tempting for companies to focus on the immediate crisis and put employee programs on the back burner. Putting employee programs on hold may be the worst thing businesses can do.

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    Topics: Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Motivating Employees, Employee Engagement for Remote Workers, COVID Impact

    High Employee Engagement + Positive Culture = Greater Profitability

    Posted by brian on 06.04.2020

    Blog-June2020

    Most companies have some sort of employee engagement initiative underway and company leaders expect tangible benefits from those initiatives. Fortunately, there is data that proves that companies with high employee engagement and a positive culture enjoy greater customer engagement and profitability.

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    Topics: employee engagement, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, increase profits

    Research-based Employee Incentive, REward & Recognition programs

    Posted by brian on 01.14.2020

    Research

    Companies with defined incentive, reward and recognition programs enjoy a higher market share, lower turnover rates, a more highly engaged workforce, higher productivity and a host of additional benefits, so it makes sense that an increasing number of companies are turning to these programs. But very few company leaders know which reward vehicles work best, understand the legal tax and regulatory issues involved, or employ staff with relevant experience to properly design programs. Yet, despite this, many still attempt to do so using in-house resources.

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    Topics: Employee Motivation, Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Programs, Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, employee engagement, Employee Happiness, Employee Incentive Program, Reward Employees

    How Important is Choice in Employee Reward Programs?

    Posted by brian on 11.27.2019

    Employee Reward Choices

    What is the perfect reward for employee recognition programs that target performance in areas like safety, wellness, customer service and training?  Let’s start by defining what we mean by “perfect.” The “perfect” award would be one that is both highly desired by the award recipient and one that will easily be remembered by that recipient for a long time to come.  Without that in mind, let’s first consider what award structures do not work (and yet are still commonly used):

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    Topics: Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, Employee Reward Programs, Employee Appreciation, employee engagement, Employee Incentive Program, Reward Employees

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