SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2010

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

The Meaning of Motivation

FEATURES

Update Your Incentive Toolbox: A Look Inside Merchandise Trends

Update Your Incentive Toolbox

A Look Inside Merchandise Trends

A recovering economy promises—eventually—to spur job growth, and that means more attention for incentives to reward employee performance. Here are some of the top trends in merchandise incentives to help you get started.

The Perfect Package: How Incentives Fit in the Total Reward Mix

The Perfect Package

How Incentives Fit in the Total Reward Mix

Savvy companies keep the troops motivated with total rewards programs, which incorporate every means of compensation into one strong plan. But how do incentives fit into this perfect package?

All-Star Lineup: Building Your Incentive & Rewards Team

All-Star Lineup

Building Your Incentive & Rewards Team

While thereís no surefire method for putting together a team of incentive providers and program managers, you can follow the advice of experts to gather the most skilled and experienced professionals to ensure your programsí effectiveness.

Go for the Win: Reward Hard Work With Recreation & Sporting Goods

Go for the Win

Reward Hard Work With Recreation & Sporting Goods

Your employees, sales reps, partners and customers work hard when theyíre on the clock, so why not reward them with fun ways to employ their personal time? Rec & sporting goods will always be a smart choice.

Health, Well-Being Come First: Effective Safety Incentive Programs Can Help Cut Spending

Health, Well-Being Come First

Effective Safety Incentive Programs Can Help Cut Spending

Safety programs have been around for a long time, and the use of incentives to reinforce safe behaviors has proven effective over the long haul. Find out more about how to make these programs work for you.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Affordable, Accessible Luxury

You might think luxurious incentive options drained away along with the value of 401(k)s and other benefits. But youíre wrong. These days, luxury is more rewarding than ever—and can be an affordable option in your rewards mix, too.

Inspiring Excellence

A Quick Guide to Motivating Employees With Incentives

If your company is typical, your employees have been doing more with less, and even more with even less, for a long time. Rewarding them now for their extra effort is critical to your ongoing success.

Managers and Engagement: The Fault Line or the First Line?

If the creativity and expertise of your people is your primary competitive strength, you know that keeping them motivated is crucial to moving ahead. Do your managers stand in the way?

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DEPARTMENTS

Motivation Show Guide

Motivation in the City of the Big Shoulders

The Insider

Incentive to Be Healthy
Campaign Calls on Congress to Encourage Wellness Measures

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PRODUCTS IN PROFILE

Plug in for Motivation: Electronics & High-Tech Incentives

Tasty Rewards: Dining & Gourmet Food Incentives

All Thatís New & Innovative

Trade Show In Print

Not going to the Motivation Show in Chicago on Oct. 13 and 14? Find some of the most impressive exhibitors right here. And if you are going, be sure to stop by in person to admire these highly motivational incentive and reward items.