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July 2018

IRF Listens to Voice of the Market

The value and benefits of non-cash rewards are widely known by executive teams, according to a new study of incentive program owners and end users from the Incentive Market Foundation. “Voice of the Market, Part 1: The Use of Non-Cash Rewards & Recognition” is a qualitative study of incentive program owners and end users based on a series of extensive interviews conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). The study examines what makes up a successful incentive program according to the professionals who manage their company’s reward programs.

June 2018

IRF Study Looks at Corporate Program Owners of Incentive Programs

The Incentive Research Foundation released “Voice of the Market, Part 1: The Use of Non-Cash Rewards & Recognition,” a qualitative study of incentive program owners and end users. Based on a series of extensive interviews conducted by the IRF, the study details the elements of a successful incentive program according to the professionals who manage their company’s reward programs.

May 2018

Making the Most of Global Employee Recognition

Consistency, equality, relevancy, local sourcing and adherence to government regulations rank among the top challenges facing global businesses trying to build meaningful reward programs.

April 2018

Report Shows Gen Z, Millennials Changing Loyalty

A new report released in March revealed that loyalty programs have a higher influence on gen Z and millennial consumer spend than on boomers—66 percent vs. 58 percent. The Loyalty Report 2018, released by Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer engagement agency, indicated that gen Z and millennial consumers are changing loyalty, and are open to behavior tracking, paid loyalty and deeper brand engagement through technology. But, younger consumers are less satisfied with their programs (30 percent) compared to their boomer parents (49 percent).

March 2018

Incentive Research Foundation Announces Top 10 Trends for 2018

The Incentive Research Foundation announced the release of its signature study, The IRF 2018 Trends Study. The study highlights 10 key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2018. From market optimism to concerns about risk and safety, the study identifies key areas of change and their implications for workforce engagement, incentive travel and recognition.

February 2018

Experiment Assesses People's Preference for Rewards

A first-of-its-kind experiment by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) revealed how people prefer to receive recognition and rewards. In December the IRF released "Reward Presentation and Attraction: A Biometric Experiment," a second report that details the findings from the IRF's first-of-a-kind biometric experiment that examines how people prefer to receive recognition and rewards.

January 2018

Bill Keeps Tax Exclusion for Incentives

The tax exclusion afforded incentives and corporate gifts in Section 274(j) of the IRS Code will be retained, thanks to the efforts and collaboration of incentive industry partners.