5 Ways You Can Adapt to post-COVID-19 Loyalty Marketing

by Ty Collins on May 28, 2020 in Articles, Employee Loyalty, Group Travel, Team Engagement

2020 began like every other year with experts making predictions about how the year ahead would play out. Experts looked into their crystal ball to explain how retail, tech, education, and other major economic areas would change because of disruptive transformations in the marketplace. Nobody, however, foresaw how COVID-19 would bring about unprecedented changes almost … Continue reading “5 Ways You Can Adapt to post-COVID-19 Loyalty Marketing”

Defining Employee Engagement and Making a Case for Nurturing It

by Ty Collins on May 12, 2020 in Employee Engagement

What do we mean by “employee engagement”? Employee engagement means that employees are committed to their companies. Employee engagement isn’t the same as employee satisfaction. It also means that these employees are connected to their organizations. In today’s world, a business will fail if its employees are not engaged, but it will succeed if the employees are fully … Continue reading “Defining Employee Engagement and Making a Case for Nurturing It”

8 Incentive Ideas for Remote Workers

by Ty Collins on May 3, 2020 in Employee Engagement, Incentive Travel

The coronavirus restrictions have forced many businesses to make changes in their daily operations, and an increasing number of companies are turning to work-from-home options. Younger workers are especially eager to embrace this idea, and many actively look for companies that offer this incentive. Now, numerous companies are feeling the pressure to offer meaningful benefits … Continue reading “8 Incentive Ideas for Remote Workers”

IRF Reports Incentive Trips Postponed, Not Cancelled

by Jillian Fehrenbach on April 23, 2020 in Articles

According to a new IRF Report, the majority of 2020 incentive trips are being postponed, rather than cancelled. Their recent survey gauges our industry’s pulse on the impact that COVID-19 is having on this year’s incentive travel award programs. More than 250 incentive providers participated in the survey during the first two weeks of April. … Continue reading “IRF Reports Incentive Trips Postponed, Not Cancelled”

Defining Employee Satisfaction and Why it Matters

by Ty Collins on April 19, 2020 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

There is a strong correlation between employee satisfaction and workforce productivity. When your employees are content at work and they are engaged, they are more likely to feel motivated to work hard to achieve a high level of output. Likewise, employees who are dissatisfied tend to do the minimum, and highly dissatisfied employees may eventually … Continue reading “Defining Employee Satisfaction and Why it Matters”

Measuring the ROI on Incentive Travel

by Ty Collins on April 5, 2020 in Incentive Travel

When measuring the effectiveness of their incentive travel program, many company leaders struggle with how to prove they have recouped their investment. Higher profits are usually the primary goal and the easiest to determine. However, quantifying other important outcomes, such as engagement and motivation of the entire team, is more elusive yet critical to gauging … Continue reading “Measuring the ROI on Incentive Travel”

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Get Paid to Travel: 15 Companies That Will Give You Money to Go On Vacation

by Ty Collins on March 25, 2020 in Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

When employees start a new job, they often receive a couple of weeks for vacation time. Often, they use those days to extend weekends here and there. A vacation day might go to catching up on personal errands. With luck, they may take a week off to enjoy a family vacation. Travel feels rushed and … Continue reading “Get Paid to Travel: 15 Companies That Will Give You Money to Go On Vacation”

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"Pay-At-Risk" Compensation Plans Aren't Unconditional Bonuses

by Ty Collins on February 29, 2020 in Employee Loyalty

Pay-at-risk pay is also called variable pay; the model connects employee pay to the financial health of the company, paying out more when the company is doing well and less when the company is struggling. Across the country, up to 90 percent of companies are using some form of pay-at-risk compensation plan. The intention is usually to … Continue reading “"Pay-At-Risk" Compensation Plans Aren't Unconditional Bonuses”

What is Incentive Travel?

by Ty Collins on February 20, 2020 in Articles, Employee Loyalty, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

What is Incentive Travel? Incentive travel is an important subset of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. It is effectively a travel perk used to incentivize or motivate employees or partners. It is often tied to company goals or top performers. In this report from the University of Central Florida Rosen College of … Continue reading “What is Incentive Travel?”

Rewards and Recognition Programs Guide

by Ty Collins on February 12, 2020 in Employee Loyalty, Incentive Travel

A tight job market in a healthy economy creates a dynamic that affects business owners and employees similarly, but both groups have different objectives. Each side hopes to get more out of the other. A middle ground does exist in employee reward and recognition programs though; it benefits small businesses through employee engagement, and employees … Continue reading “Rewards and Recognition Programs Guide”