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Anatomy of a Successful Incentive Travel Program

This recently conducted analysis by The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF)of one company's long-standing use of travel awards as a motivational tool shows that such incentives have a clear, measurable and positive impact on corporate culture and employee performance, as well as a broader "ripple effect" on the economy of the region where an incentive travel program (ITP) is held.

Overall, the study concluded that the importance of these programs should not be undervalued; their impact and their value reach well beyond the typical event timeline. Earners of the incentive travel program are far from the only beneficiaries of the program. The sponsoring company, the destination and the suppliers all receive significant benefits as well.

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APA Center for Organizational Excellence

The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program (PHWP) is a collaborative effort between the American Psychological Association and the APA Practice Organization, designed to educate the employer community about the link between employee health and well-being and organizational performance. It offers an awards program and sponsors an annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace conference, among other activities.... [ read more ]

At American Airlines, the People are the Process

Published: Jan 11, 2012

Sue Gordon has been with American Airlines for over 20 years. Starting as a flight attendant and working her way through a variety of roles, she spent a lot of time on the front lines of marketing, involved in customer communications, advertising, product development and employee communications. She’s also worked in IT and had a hand in launching... [ read more ]

At Last, A Real Way to Measure ROI

A study designed to determine which aspects of selling respond to incentive travel and how that response can be measured. Researchers surveyed 1,800 subscribers of Meetings and Incentive Travel magazine and 3,000 members of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association. To present an in-depth picture of incentive travel, and to provide a practical template for determining program ROI, the authors made a point of recording views of both the people who win the awards and those executives who allocate the money to fund them. ... [ read more ]

AtlantiCare Creates an Engagement Roadmap

Published: Oct 18, 2012

This healthcare provider goes out of its way to make sure that employees understand how their individual efforts contribute to the achievement of organizational goals... [ read more ]

Baruch College Professor Sees Big Promise for Analytics in Enterprise Engagement

Published: Jun 21, 2016

Few people in academia better understand the convergence of analytics and Enterprise Engagement than Charles Scherbaum, Associate Professor of Psychology at Baruch College and a member of the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Scherbaum, an early contributor to the Enterprise Engagement Alliance curriculum on analytics... [ read more ]

Benchmark Your Organization's Enterprise Engagement Practices

Published: Jun 14, 2016

Organizations seeking to benchmark their enterprise engagement strategies can take advantage of a convenient, free tool created by the Enterprise Engagement Alliance. The Enterprise Engagement Benchmark Indicator (EEBI) allows companies to answer questions about their employee, customer and vendor engagement practices to ... [ read more ]

Brand Activation Association

The Brand Activation Association has a broad focus on all the disciplines required to activate a brand's strategy, from creative strategies to measurement, on topics from omni-channel marketing to experiential marketing and social media. BAA builds on its membership knowledge base, spanning expertise in strategy through activation, and across all touch points.... [ read more ]

CA Short Fox Business Feature on Engagement

Published: Sep 14, 2015

CA Short, a leading recognition firm based in Shelby, NC, sponsored a 15-minute program on World Wide Business, hosted by successful entrepreneur and business personality Kathy Ireland, that focused on the concept of engagement and CA Short's role in this emerging field. ... [ read more ]

Capture Los Cabos

The "Capture Los Cabos" program clearly demonstrates that well-designed incentive programs deliver measurable return on investment.... [ read more ]

Customer Engagement from the Marketer’s Perspective

Published: Jun 15, 2015

This first in a series of three white papers on Customer Engagement from Rosetta Consulting is based on the findings of the 2014 Rosetta Consulting Engagement Study and focuses on how business leaders approach customer engagement. Researchers found clear... [ read more ]

Deloitte: Talent Drought Threatens Supply Chains

Published: May 29, 2015

Deloitte’s newly released 2015 Supply Chain Survey has found that only 45% of supply chain and 40% of procurement executives at U.S.-based global companies are “extremely” or “very” confident that their supply chain organizations have the competencies they need today. ... [ read more ]

Deloitte: Tracking the 'Collaborative Economy'

Published: Aug 11, 2014

Deloitte was asked by Google Australia to quantify the value of greater workplace collaboration, and the number is big:$46 billion per year – the value of faster-growing, profitable businesses with collaboration at their core... [ read more ]

Driving Engagement by Focusing on Strengths

A common error that frontline managers sometimes make is to focus their performance improvement efforts on employees’ weaknesses, rather than focus on their strengths. But Gallup research shows that the worst thing managers can do is to ignore their employees altogether. According to Gallup researchers Brian Brim and Jim Asplund, “If your manager focuses on your strengths, your chances of being actively disengaged at work are only 1 in 100. If your manager ignores you, however, you are twice as likely to be actively disengaged than if your manager focuses on your weaknesses. Being overlooked, it seems, is more harmful to employees’ engagement than having to discuss their weaknesses with their manager.” This paper offers a summary of their research.... [ read more ]

E2MA Posts Video of Engagement Plenary

Published: Sep 5, 2015

A plenary session on Enterprise Engagement at the recent Exhibit and Event Marketers Association (E2MA) Red Diamond Conference, presented by Bruce Bolger, Founder of the Enterprise Engagement Alliance and Publisher of Engagement Strategies Media, was recently posted on YouTube.... [ read more ]

Employee Engagement Group Issues New Video in Support of I-Engage

Published: Nov 25, 2016

A new viral video entitled "Why is Your boat Still Sinking?" was recently released by Woburn, MA-based Employee Engagement Group. The video examines the ongoing issue of employee disengagement and how employee engagement needs to involve the whole person, not just the employee. ... [ read more ]

Engaging Millennials in the Workplace

Published: Jul 6, 2015

Millennials are entering the workplace at such a swift rate that, according to Deloitte, they will make up 75% of the workforce by 2020. Organizations are scrambling to understand how they can better engage Millennials in the workplace.... [ read more ]

Federation Study 2007: A Study of the Incentive Merchandise and Travel Marketplace

The Incentive Federation contracted with GfK, an international market research company, to develop and conduct a market sizing study of the U.S. marketplace for incentive travel and merchandise. Results showed that, overall, 34% of companies used either incentive travel or merchandise incentives in 2006, spending a total of $46.1 billion on incentive programs. Breaking down that total, the study finds that companies spent $13.4 billion on incentive travel and 32.7 billion on merchandise incentives. In addition, more than half of the study participants expect their future spending on incentive programs to increase.... [ read more ]

Female Bosses Are More Engaging Than Male Bosses

Published: Jun 1, 2015

Gallup Business Journal recently reported that employees who work for a female manager in the U.S. are actually more engaged, on average, than those who work for a male manager. However, only one in three (33%) working Americans say they currently have a female boss. Female managers themselves tend to be more engaged than male managers. Gallup finds that ... [ read more ]