Inspiration for Motivation Features

December 2016

Survey Looks at Holiday Gift Practices

More employers planned to throw holiday parties for their employees this year, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.

November 2016

Culture & Communication Are Critical for Sales Compensation Policies

The economic environment is driving sales compensation plans toward higher payouts for overachievers, as well as increasing the role of incentives in the pay mix, according to a new study.

October 2016

Despite Tech Revolution, Younger Workers Want In-Person Collaboration

Despite popular belief, 41 percent of generation Z says corporate offices are their workplace preference, according to a global study released by Future Workplace, an HR executive network and research firm dedicated to the future of learning and working, and Randstad US, one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the United States.

September 2016

Report: Small Biz Uses Merchandise to Motivate

A new survey of small businesses reveals high levels of success with merchandise incentive programs. Small businesses believe that merchandise incentives, including apparel, food and beverage, and electronics, improve morale, are an effective motivator and are more memorable than cash rewards.

August 2016

Workers Want Insight on How They Affect Bottom Line

We know that one of the keys to engagement is workers understanding their impact on the success of the organization. That’s why it should come as no surprise that a majority of workers want more information about how they contribute to the company’s bottom line.

July 2016

Incentives Market Reaches $90 Billion Annually

A new Incentive Marketplace Estimate Research Study released by the Incentive Federation confirms that the non-cash incentives market grew a remarkable 17 percent since the last market estimate study in 2013. With 84 percent of U.S. businesses spending $90 billion annually on award points, gift cards, trips and travel, and merchandise, the study also found that overall the businesses spend $14.4 billion annually on incentive travel and $75.6 billion on award points, merchandise and gift cards to reward sales staff, employees, channel partners and customers.

June 2016

Report Reveals Proven Ways to Create a More Human Workplace

Organizations can achieve higher levels of engagement, productivity and retention by focusing on creating a more human, caring workplace, according to a new research report published by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation, the charity affiliate of the association devoted to human resource management, and sponsored by Globoforce, a provider of social recognition solutions.

May 2016

Employers Falling Short in Recognizing Millennials

A new study from Aon Hewitt and O.C. Tanner revealed that many employers are missing the mark when it comes to recognizing and rewarding millennial employees.

April 2016

SHRM Survey: Employee Job Satisfaction Hits 10-Year High

More U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs than at any time since 2005, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. In its annual Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey, Click here to read more.

March 2016

Which Generation Is Most Engaged? Survey Says: Gen X

An executive survey released by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry, a global people and organizational advisory firm, reveals the heads-down, get-the-job-done attitudes and priorities of generation X employees (born between 1965 and 1980).

February 2016

IRF Spotlights Top Motivation Trends for 2016

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has released its "2016 Trends in Incentive Travel, Rewards and Recognition" report, revealing that businesses will emphasize unique, upscale and individualized experiences in motivation programs this year.

January 2016

Bersin by Deloitte Looks at Growing Challenges in Engagement, Productivity

Organizations will be challenged to design a more engaging and productive workplace if they want to attract and retain employees in the new always-on, hyper-connected world of work, according to predictions for 2016 from Bersin by Deloitte.