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    Are Employees Motivated by Rewards AND Punishment?

    Posted by brian on 04.16.2018

    Motivating Employees

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    Topics: Blog, Incentive Marketing, Motivating Employees

    Recognition Rhetoric

    Posted by Jim Drakakis on 06.11.2015

     

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    Topics: Blog, Communication, Drive Results, Employee Recognition, Motivating Employees, Motivation, Performance, recognition

    The Bottom Line: Employee Happiness

    Posted by Kristie Galonek on 02.12.2015

    Just because an employee is happy, does not necessarily mean they are productive; just because an employee is productive, does not necessarily mean they are happy. Despite generation or personality type, we should always be exploring our interests and passions to pursue our own way of life inside and outside of the workplace. That being said, our happiness and employment status are very much related. Our jobs provide opportunities for us to establish connections with others, to utilize and enhance our skills, and allow us the ability to capitalize on our strengths, which ultimately permits us to find meaning in society and achieve our goals. Studies show that happy employees achieve their goals 31% more often, are 36% more motivated in their work, and strive to do the best they can to help to make their organization more successful. In return, they anticipate recognition for the efforts behind their contribution and commitment to their company. Employers who recognize the difference between a happy employee and an engaged employee often create a positive work culture that supports a more creative, productive, and resilient work force.

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    Topics: Blog, Employee Happiness, Employee Motivation, Incentive Program, Motivating Employees, Recognition Program, Wellness

    How Healthy is Your Safety Program?

    Posted by Kristie Galonek on 11.24.2014

    Healthy-

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    Topics: Blog, employee engagement, Incentive Programs, Incentives for Employees, Motivating Employees, Safety Program, Wellness Programs

    Friendship ROI

    Posted by tara on 10.17.2014



    I am rapidly approaching my 10-year anniversary with my company.  It’s a family-owned business so already has a friendly built-in quality about it that makes it feel familiar before you even get to know anyone.  I have made lifelong friends over the years – some have left and keep in touch and some are still here alongside me.

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    Topics: Blog, customer loyalty, Employee Appreciation, employee engagement, Employee Motivation, Employee Wellness, Engagement, Loyalty, Motivating Employees, recognition, Rewards Program, Wellness Programs

    Introducing the New Seiko PRIME Collection

    Posted by sandy on 09.26.2014

    PRIME2Take a look at the beautiful new his & hers PRIME Collection (Premium, Recognition, Incentive & Military Exclusives) from our friends at Seiko.  These styles are not available at retail.  Best of all, they have been designed with Incentives in mind.  This means; clean case backs ready for engraving and plenty of dial space for you customized dial imprint or medallion.  The price is right! These styles start at MSRP of $200 each – and you won’t believe the discounts! Additional customization rates apply. Contact a member of our sales team for a custom quotes today!

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    Topics: Blog, Incentive Marketing, Incentive's, Motivating Employees, Seiko

    Communications – Keeping Rewards & Recognition Top of Mind

    Posted by tara on 08.21.2014

    In a previous blog I talked about the importance of measuring results and I still believe that is a key component for inclusion in the creation of a program strategy.  Equally as important is the need for a communications plan.

    One of the most likely contributors to a failing program is the lack of a communications strategy. We have seen it happen many times – a company launches a program and then “hopes” it essentially runs itself.  Many companies believe in the power of incentives, recognition and rewards but often don’t realize the effort that it takes to create, launch, sustain, and enhance a successful program over time.  If a program is not communicated on a regular basis in various ways….well then it is essentially out of sight - out of mind (and the likely demise of the program).  Consider the program to be the flower and the communication the water – without it, it dies on the vine.

    It is not only important to create a communications strategy for the launch but also one that evolves and is administered frequently throughout the life of the program.  Communications must be multi-dimensional and targeted.  Similar to the need for benchmarking prior to a program launch in order to properly measure results, surveying your audience(s) about how, where, when they obtain information is critical.

    For more on this topic click here to read “Great Program Communications Inspire Employees, Drive Results,” a recent white paper published by the Performance Improvement Council, of which All Star Incentive Marketing is a member.

    Partnership and team work

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    Topics: Blog, employee engagement, Employee Motivation, Engagement, Incentive Marketing, Incentive Program, Incentive Programs, Incentive's, Incentives for Employees, Motivating Employees, recognition, Rewards, Rewards Program, Safety Incentives, Safety Program, Wellness Programs

    Not Just Tchotchkes Anymore!

    Posted by cindy on 08.01.2014

    Though standard ballpoint pens, coffee mugs, key chains and tee shirts will always stay in the mix, there is a growing desire for corporate gifts, give-aways and “leave-behinds” to make a statement and lasting impression on recipients.

    Corporations and their marketing departments are expressing a bigger interest in products that “fit” the brand and demonstrate creativity and marketing expertise even though product is more expensive.  Many ASI suppliers have added brand names to their product lines to enhance their offerings and attract these higher end shoppers.  The rule of thumb in most every product search is “high perceived value” at the best possible price.  Brand Name Merchandise Awards that Motivate

    “Promotional” grade items are less popular and even unacceptable to some.  There is a growing appeal for the association of corporate brand recognition with brand name gifts.  Useful, high quality items that will last and be utilized over and over, therefore extending the exposure of the company logo, are sought after more often than not.   The old adage, “you have to spend money to make money”, is taking on new meaning.  Instead of making purchases to get as many as you can for the dollar, more money is being spent per item on lower quantities in order to make a better impression on sought after prospective customers.

    But, whether it is a need for 5,000 BIC® pens, 500 Tervis Tumblers® or 50 High Sierra® backpacks, you can depend on All Star Incentive Marketing to find those top quality items for the best price.

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    Topics: Blog, corporate gifts, Employee Recognition, Incentive Marketing, Incentives for Employees, loyalty program, Motivating Employees, promotional products

    Wellness at Fleet Safety

    Posted by tara on 07.23.2014

    Hello from Fleet Safety in Schaumburg, IL!  We have had a great show and heard about many interesting challenges related to driver safety.  One of the things that has struck me the most about our visit is that so many people we have spoken with not only have driver safety concerns but also wellness concerns.

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    Topics: Blog, Employee Wellness, Fleet Safety, Motivating Employees, Safety Program

    Want to Reach your Female Audience? Social Media is a Must!

    Posted by tara on 03.13.2014

    Check out this interesting infographic about what social media outlets are being used by women vs men.  Women lead the charge in usage of all social media outlets and are a close second to men on LinkedIn.  Interesting information to consider when developing a strategy for utilizing this medium in the framework of your online rewards program whether your target be customers, employees, or prospects.

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    Topics: Blog, Motivating Employees, social media

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