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September 2020

Pandemic Likely to Usher in ‘Decade of the Home,’ Says Accenture

People's refocus on their local community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic will be long-term, bringing about the "decade of the home" and forcing retailers and consumer goods companies to tailor their products and services to drive a more local experience, according to findings of a recent global survey from Accenture.

July 2020

IRF Studies Examine the Impact of COVID-19 on Incentives

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has recently conducted surveys measuring the impact of COVID-19 on the incentive industry. The surveys cover the ways employee and channel reward recognition programs have changed in response to the pandemic, as well as the effect on incentive travel.

May 2020

IRF Study Examines Incentive Program Metrics, Reporting & Accountability

In times of economic downturn, companies are increasingly pushing for higher accountability for their incentive programs. The IRF’s new study, “Metrics of Success for Incentive and Reward Programs” examines how businesses are measuring, reporting and defending the benefits of incentive programs.

April 2020

IRF’s Meeting Planner Survey Reveals Ongoing ‘Wellness Gap’ in Meetings & Incentive Travel

A recent survey of meeting planners conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) reveals a clear ongoing gap between the corporate focus on wellness and the incorporation of wellness practices into meetings and incentives. “The IRF 2020 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study” explores this “wellness gap” and offers insights from meeting planners who have successfully integrated wellness into their meetings and incentive travel programs.

February 2020

IRF Sees Rosy Industry Outlook in 2020

The Incentive Research Foundation’s “Industry Outlook for 2020: Merchandise, Gift Card and Event Gifting” reports high levels of economic net optimism during the Fall of 2019 and a positive outlook for 2020. The new study provides useful insights and benchmarks on non-cash reward types, average spend, and how incentive programs are being administered. The Incentive Research Foundation’s “Industry Outlook for 2020: Merchandise, Gift Card and Event Gifting” reports high levels of economic net optimism during the Fall of 2019 and a positive outlook for 2020. The new study provides useful insights and benchmarks on non-cash reward types, average spend, and how incentive programs are being administered. The Incentive Research Foundation’s “Industry Outlook for 2020: Merchandise, Gift Card and Event Gifting” reports high levels of economic net optimism during the Fall of 2019 and a positive outlook for 2020. The new study provides useful insights and benchmarks on non-cash reward types, average spend, and how incentive programs are being administered.