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December 2017

IRF Examines Reward Presentation & Attraction

The Incentive Research Foundation released "Reward Presentation and Attraction: A Biometric Experiment," the second report detailing the findings from the IRF's first-of-a-kind biometric experiment. The study examines how people prefer to receive recognition and rewards, exploring different drivers of award presentation preferences and suggesting ways to determine effective approaches to make the presentation impactful on the recipient.

November 2017

Industry Pros Discuss Current, Future Challenges to Corporate Gift & Recognition Market

A small group of industry thought leaders, under the banker of Special Markets Dialogues, met recently in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Ranch Resort for two days to network and discuss the corporate gift, recognition, rewards, incentive and motivation marketplace. The 34 invited attendees were comprised of brand merchandise manufacturers, solutions providers, association professionals, gift card providers, promotional products distributors and suppliers, and manufacturers' representatives.

October 2017

Meetings & Events Forecast Shows Increased Confidence in 2018

Fierce competition and a global mindset will lead the meetings and event industry into a prosperous new year, according to a new forecast from American Express Meetings & Events. The forecast shows the meetings & events industry can be optimistic about growth prospects next year, driven by increased competition in the supply chain for market share, as well as robust investments and a desire for consolidation of spend by buyers, says the 2018 Global Meetings and Events Forecast.

September 2017

Research Shows Technology Is Transforming How Companies, Employees Interact

Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP's digital destination for the human resources professional, has found in its latest "High Impact HR" research that new workplace technologies and changing workforce expectations are creating unprecedented opportunities for HR organizations to transform the way companies and their people interact.

August 2017

Growing Incentive Gift Card Market Provides Opportunities

Results of a new research study show the majority of U.S. businesses are increasingly using gift cards as a reward tool for multiple groups (channel, sales, employee and customer), and that investment in gift card rewards is both significant and growing.

July 2017

Survey: Performance & Service Awards Most Popular Forms of Recognition

The two most popular forms of employee recognition are Above & Beyond Performance and Service Awards, according to a new survey. Michael C. Fina Recognition, a leading rewards, recognition and incentives provider, announced the results recently from its third annual in-booth survey of more than 100 HR professionals at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans. The survey respondents also reported that organizations should focus more on tying recognition into onboarding initiatives and on overall recognition program measurement.

June 2017

Survey: Employee Recognition Widespread

More than 50 percent of employers view their employee recognition programs as an investment in their workforce, according to a survey released by WorldatWork. The survey, "Trends in Employee Recognition," was designed to measure specific types of recognition programs and their impact on the workforce and was underwritten by ITA Group.

May 2017

Study: Financial Services Industry Needs to Focus on Engagement

The financial services industry is experiencing a stronger need to prioritize its focus on workplace culture to better attract and retain talent, according to a new survey commissioned by Kronos Inc. and conducted by Future Workplace.

April 2017

IRF Research Looks at Wellness in Meetings & Incentive Travel

A vast majority of corporate and incentive house planners are enthusiastic about wellness, according to a new study from the Incentive Research Foundation. The IRF’s newly released ‘Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study’ is an analysis is the integration of wellness into meetings and incentive travel programs. The study provides insights and benchmarks for how meeting planners are successfully incorporating wellness into the incentive travel and meetings programs.

March 2017

Few Global Companies Prepared to Build Organization of the Future

Driven by the ongoing digital revolution and demographic, political and social forces, almost 90 percent of HR and business leaders rate building the organization of the future as their highest priority. In its 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, “Rewriting the Rules for the Digital Age,” Deloitte issues a call to action for companies to completely reconsider their organizational structure, talent and HR strategies to keep pace with digital disruption.

February 2017

What Are the Top Trends for Incentive Rewards, Recognition & Travel in 2017?

The Incentive Research Foundation announced the release of its highly anticipated 2017 Trends Study, which highlights 10 key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2017. From growth areas to consolidation to globalization, the study identifies key areas of change and their implications to workforce engagement, incentive travel and recognition.

January 2017

Burnout: Study Reveals Big Workforce Challenge in 2017

The biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017 is employee burnout. The newest study in the Employee Engagement Series conducted by Kronos Inc. and Future Workplace found that 95 percent of human resource leaders admit that employee burnout is sabotaging workforce retention, and with no obvious solution on the horizon.