Inspiration for Motivation Features
A white paper issued by the Incentive Marketing Association's Recognition Council, titled "The Recognition Revolution," underscores the importance of taking bold new moves to recognize and motivate a workforce that is increasingly becoming a largely virtual "workforce community" comprised of core employees, strategic partners, outsourced functions and independent workers, rather than a mainly homogenous group of bona fide employees.
A new study conducted by the Incentive Federation confirms that the non-cash incentives market is thriving, with 74 percent of U.S. businesses spending $76.9 billion annually on incentive travel, merchandise and gift cards.
Five companies, each facing challenges to engage and motivate employees and sales teams, creatively used incentive campaigns to achieve successful results, winning the Incentive Marketing Association's 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards, presented in July at the association's 13th Annual Executive Summit in Denver.
Maritz Loyalty Marketing unveiled the results of a comprehensive study into U.S. consumer loyalty programs, including what American consumers consider to be the highest-rated programs. The survey also shows that Americans have plenty of room for more loyalty programs.
For the third year in a row, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association's regular examination of health clubs' financial performance has shown improved performance, according to the IHRSA Index.