6 Reasons Why Corporations Should Care About Employee Loyalty

by Ty Collins on September 1, 2019 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

One of the biggest misconceptions about a loyal employee and employee retention is that he or she is loyal because they have worked for the company for many years and thusly advocate the employee brand. This is the first mistake that most companies and business professionals make. An employee who has been working for your … Continue reading “6 Reasons Why Corporations Should Care About Employee Loyalty”

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Top Reasons to Outsource Your Incentive Travel Program

by Trisha Neff on August 27, 2019 in Announcements, Articles, Communication, Group Travel, Incentive Travel

Have you ever asked (or answered) the question, “Should we outsource our corporate incentive travel program?” If so, then you know that organizing an event of any size requires more than just choosing a destination and motivating participants to hit their goals. Success depends on careful planning—all while evaluating performance and managing the behaviors of … Continue reading “Top Reasons to Outsource Your Incentive Travel Program”

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9 Ways to Grow Your Email Database

by Ty Collins on August 22, 2019 in Communication

An email database is a fast, effective marketing and sales tool. Though returns are not as robust as direct mail, email marketing is much more cost efficient. Businesses can see up to $44 for every dollar they spend on email marketing. And a user-friendly, feature-rich database lets you provide valuable information to customers, prospects and others with … Continue reading “9 Ways to Grow Your Email Database”

8 Employee Retention Tips

by Ty Collins on August 17, 2019 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

According to the Wall Street Journal, hiring the right people is the single best way to reduce employee turnover and ultimately nurture loyalty and a better bottom line, but in an increasingly mobile workforce, many young employees have little desire to follow the once standard career path: starting with a company at a young age … Continue reading “8 Employee Retention Tips”

15 Meeting Management Tips: How to Run an Effective Meeting

by Ty Collins on August 9, 2019 in Announcements, Communication, Meetings, Team Engagement

How to Run a Painless Meeting There are two ways to run a meeting. The first is probably the most common—you sit at the head of the table, open the meeting, and then the meeting just starts, the same way it did last time, and the time before that, and the time before that. This … Continue reading “15 Meeting Management Tips: How to Run an Effective Meeting”

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The Power of Communicating Performance Data to Your Team

by Stephanie Roppolo on July 23, 2019 in Articles, Communication, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Communicating business performance data to your team is fundamental to helping them collaborate and engage, and to helping you reach your business goals. The most important data will center around operational and financial budgets, sales incentives and revenue goals, and customer and employee satisfaction; and ultimately tie that data back to your email database. High-performing … Continue reading “The Power of Communicating Performance Data to Your Team”

VIKTOR: 45 Years in Business

by Jillian Fehrenbach on July 22, 2019 in Announcements, Articles, Communication, Employee Loyalty

So much has happened in 45 years at VIKTOR, the company we aptly named after Viktor Weyand who celebrates 45 years with the company today! The year was 1974. Richard Nixon was in the White House and William Milliken was Michigan’s governor. The Watergate scandal hit a peak and Nixon resigned under pressure of being removed … Continue reading “VIKTOR: 45 Years in Business”

What Is Direct Mail Marketing And Is It Effective?

by Ty Collins on June 26, 2019 in Articles

Silly Question: What is Direct Mail? Not silly at all. We forget most of the “letters” that show up in our mailbox are marketing collateral. Direct mail is promotional content sent to people via postal mail. The restaurant flyers, real estate postcards and local business circulars that arrive on a daily basis are all forms … Continue reading “What Is Direct Mail Marketing And Is It Effective?”

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Driving Revenue Through Referrals

by Stephanie Roppolo on June 21, 2019 in Articles, Communication, Meetings, Team Engagement

People are more likely to buy when referred by a friend. Start your referral program today.

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Why Non-Cash Rewards are Better for Incentive Programs

by Jillian Fehrenbach on June 11, 2019 in Articles

When it comes to motivating employees, everyone prefers cash, right? In fact, the opposite is true. The use of non-cash rewards by U.S. companies has recently exploded. A recent Incentive Research Foundation study estimates that the number of firms using non-cash rewards has risen sharply from approximately 25% in the 1990s to more than 80% … Continue reading “Why Non-Cash Rewards are Better for Incentive Programs”