SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

People Are People

FEATURES

A Seat at the Table: Getting Buy-In for Incentives & Rewards

A Seat at the Table

Getting Buy-In for Incentives & Rewards

To ensure the success of any rewards program, it is crucial to ensure senior executives are on board—even ready to walk the talk of the program. Learn how to work with top leaders to make your program a hit.

Ready, Set, Go!: Rec & Sporting Goods Connect Rewards to Fun & Fitness

Ready, Set, Go!

Rec & Sporting Goods Connect Rewards to Fun & Fitness

When you offer recreation and sporting goods as potential rewards, youíre inspiring program participants with a chance to have some fun while focusing on a healthy lifestyle. Itís a win-win for all involved.

Regaining Strength: Merchandise Incentives Up, With Electronics, Watches Among Favorites

Regaining Strength

Merchandise Incentives Up, With Electronics, Watches Among Favorites

Many companies slashed incentive budgets and cut recognition at the nadir of the economic downturn. But there is a growing need to motivate and reward hard work, and that spells the beginning of an uptick in merchandise incentives.

A Healthy Bottom Line: The Power of Inspiring Wellness

A Healthy Bottom Line

The Power of Inspiring Wellness

A healthy workforce is more productive and less costly than the alternative, which is why many companies have begun to implement wellness programs. Find out how incentives and rewards can make these programs more effective.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Are Service Awards, Recognition & Engagement a Lost Art Form?

While many in the industry have declared that the service award is dead, there is still a critical need to recognize, engage and reward employees. In fact, awards are not dead—theyíve simply evolved.

'Tis the Season for Corporate Gifting

Corporate gifts, when done right, can be a huge boon for your business. Learn more about critical steps to take to ensure your gifts are appreciated and effective.

Filling the Amazon Void

After Amazon left the incentive market in 2010, many wondered where the millions in incentive business would end up. Here, we examine how Amazonís departure has led to new innovations in the industry.

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DEPARTMENTS

>> legislative update

Legislative Update: Safety, Service Award Tax Provision in Peril
Get Involved to Protect the Business Value of These Crucial Rewards

>> motivation show guide

Be There: The Motivation Show

>> the insider

On the Rebound
Incentive Travel Benefits, Rewards Renewed

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PRODUCTS IN PROFILE

Powerful Rewards: Electronics & High-Tech Incentives

Tasteful Choice: Dining & Gourmet Food Incentives

All Thatís New & Innovative

Trade Show In Print

Not going to the Motivation Show in Chicago on Oct. 4 to 6? 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.