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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.

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SHRM Survey: Bad Managers to Blame for Stress

A recent SHRM survey affirms that employees leave managers not companies, as 84% of U.S. workers say poorly trained manager create stress and unnecessary work. They also emphasized skills managers should develop, including better managing team performance.

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IRF Looks at Tech Company Reward, Recognition Programs

The Incentive Research Foundation released "What Top Performing Technology Companies Do Differently for Incentives and Rewards," a thorough analysis of the technology segment included in the 2020 IRF Top Performer Study, released earlier this year.

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Capresso Promotes Iced Tea Maker

A top-selling mainstay of the Capresso line, the Iced Tea Maker is trending because of its appealing promise to save consumers money while improving their quality of life.

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Sadek Elected IMA Board President

The Incentive Marketing Association has elected Len Sadek, CPIM, director of gift card sales and marketing, Landry's Inc., its 2020-2021 board president, and announced new officers and directors.

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IRF: 2020 Incentive Trips on Hold

As COVID-19 continues to have an impact on the travel industry, the Incentive Research Foundation conducted its second pulse survey about incentive travel award programs, and found the rate of cancelations for 2020 was up.

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Industry Veteran Forms Atlantic Incentives

Rick Low, a 25-year veteran of the rewards and recognition channel, announced the formation of Atlantic Incentives LLC, reimagining what a repping agency will look like in the future.

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