Top 10 Employee Recognition Software Tools

by Ty Collins on July 6, 2020 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

Is employee recognition software good for your business? Unquestionably, but you have to ask yourself the following questions first: You can answer these questions when you have employee recognition tools. We are aware that you work very hard to make sure that your employees know that you value them and the work that they do, … Continue reading “Top 10 Employee Recognition Software Tools”

Setting Up an Employee of the Month Program

by Ty Collins on June 24, 2020 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

Businesses face high levels of employment competition both locally and globally. For long-term success, business leaders must foster a team environment that regularly inspires peak performance levels. Otherwise, star talent will leave for greener pastures. According to statistics gathered by Deloitte, companies that have highly effective employee recognition programs have 31 percent less turnover than … Continue reading “Setting Up an Employee of the Month Program”

Remote World Recognition

by Ty Collins on June 3, 2020 in Employee Engagement, Team Engagement

Workplace culture is constantly evolving. With the influx of Millennials and Gen Zers into the workforce, workplace behaviors have experienced some distinct changes. One major shift is a growing emphasis on engaging employees recognizing their contributions to the company. Today’s employees grew up in a fast-paced world. They want to work quickly and efficiently. They … Continue reading “Remote World Recognition”

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”

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”

62 Great Ideas for Celebrating Work Anniversaries

by Ty Collins on January 16, 2020 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Work anniversaries are a big deal in today’s job market, where half of all employees are leaving their jobs before they hit the five-year mark. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and their most recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, 3.5 million people in the US quit their jobs every month. … Continue reading “62 Great Ideas for Celebrating Work Anniversaries”

Want to Boost Employee Morale? Try Incentive Travel.

by Ty Collins on December 28, 2019 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Incentive Travel

Employee engagement is the backbone of any company. They are why your company thrives, and in some cases, why your company struggles. Employee morale is more important than it ever was before. Keeping your people happy can mean better performance and ultimately a better bottom line. According to Forbes, checked-out employees cost U.S. companies up … Continue reading “Want to Boost Employee Morale? Try Incentive Travel.”

31 Corporate Team Building Activities Your Employees Will Love

by Ty Collins on October 22, 2019 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

The Big List of Employee Activities Is your team’s esprit de corp starting to flag? It could be time to invest in quality team-building activities. Taking a day to refresh your team’s spirit can improve overall performance, which directly affects corporate results. A single day of fun and frolic might not solve every issue, of … Continue reading “31 Corporate Team Building Activities Your Employees Will Love”

Proven Techniques in Driving Distribution Loyalty

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 1, 2019 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Your customers are your most important asset, and that’s why it’s worth taking some time to examine your customer loyalty initiatives and how they might be adjusted to drive incremental profit. When distributors hear “contractor loyalty,” they think about travel destinations, employee loyalty, or reward types—and that can be an expensive approach. Achieving contractor customer loyalty … Continue reading “Proven Techniques in Driving Distribution Loyalty”

Employee Recognition Programs and Examples

by Ty Collins on September 24, 2019 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

Any good manager will tell you their employees are the lifeblood of their organization. They’re what makes the machine of business, the interface between the customers and the company, and the face of the product. Yet employee retention can be a problem. The top reason people leave their jobs? It’s not necessarily the lack of … Continue reading “Employee Recognition Programs and Examples”

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20 Corporate Perks You Must Offer in 2020

Corporate culture has changed a lot when it comes to employee retention and perks. Gone are the days of Christmas bonuses and gold watches. Now, the competitive climate of recruitment is rethinking the way businesses handle corporate perks. There are 20 corporate perks that are essential for 2020. Creating a strategy for corporate recognition that … Continue reading “20 Corporate Perks You Must Offer in 2020”

7 Tips for Building a Corporate Rewards Program for Millennials

by Ty Collins on September 11, 2019 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

The modern workforce is increasingly populated by millennials. They have the IT skills, creativity and energy to keep modern corporations growing successfully. However, keeping these young workers interested and properly motivated can be challenging. Unlike older workers, these young professionals need more than financial incentives to keep them interested in a company. Consistently implementing unique … Continue reading “7 Tips for Building a Corporate Rewards Program for Millennials”

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 company loyalty 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 company … Continue reading “6 Reasons Why Corporations Should Care About Employee Loyalty”

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”

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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”

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Engage Your Audience with Video

by Stephanie Roppolo on April 22, 2019 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Team Engagement

What’s Your Plan to Pump Up Engagement in 2019? We invite you to consider video.  Companies’ sales and marketing departments are using video more and more to activate their message and engage employees, distributors and customers. Don’t leave video out of your marketing mix because, according to Forbes Magazine, video now accounts for up to … Continue reading “Engage Your Audience with Video”

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A Checklist for Choosing Rewards

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 18, 2018 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

There are many things to consider when selecting rewards that will engage your employees. Since a lengthy analysis means time and money, we’ve designed this handy checklist to help you choose the rewards that will truly motivate them to work hard and help your business grow.

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Increase Engagement with Aspirational Brands

by Stephanie Roppolo on October 8, 2018 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Can you make your employees feel more valuable with aspirational brands? We think so! Learn how these brands can entice participants to work harder and grow revenue, with our latest article about increasing employee engagement.

Move the Middle. Set Smaller Goals. (Part II)

by Stephanie Roppolo on November 27, 2017 in Employee Engagement

We believe that the greatest potential to propel your sales results lies in moving the middle 60-70% of your organization. Recently, we delivered recommendations on how to move the middle of your sales organization by coaching. Here, we’ll further explore this by focusing goals—baby steps, if you will—which can help your sales force gain incremental … Continue reading “Move the Middle. Set Smaller Goals. (Part II)”

Are You Engaging Your Attendees?

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 24, 2017 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Incentive Travel, Meetings

Engagement is certainly one of this year’s buzzwords. And there’s good reasoning behind that. The more engaged your customer, meeting or incentive attendee, or stakeholder, the more loyal they will be to your product, and therefore the more valuable they become to you. So, what are the best ways to engage your event attendees and … Continue reading “Are You Engaging Your Attendees?”

Move the Middle. Start Coaching.

by Stephanie Roppolo on September 14, 2017 in Employee Engagement

Everyone is familiar with the statistics, but in case the infamous bell curve is new to you, 70% of your workforce falls in the middle — referring to the middle of your company’s revenue earning potential. Let’s refresh. The we are mentioning looks like this: However, did you know that your B players hold the … Continue reading “Move the Middle. Start Coaching.”

Incentivize and recognize

by Jillian Fehrenbach on August 9, 2017 in Employee Engagement, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel, Team Engagement

Thanks for stopping by! You’ve probably heard that great experiences can motivate people and promote the success of your business. Put your staff on the path to meeting their sales and performance goals, and you’ll move closer to achieving your corporate objectives (ask us about ROI). Here at VIKTOR, that’s our business. We craft and … Continue reading “Incentivize and recognize”

Tips for Engaging Meetings

by Jillian Fehrenbach on July 13, 2017 in Employee Engagement, Meetings, Team Engagement

Changes in the way we receive, process and communicate information doesn’t apply just to social media. In fact, technology and social media are driving many of these changes, and they impact every area of our lives. If you want to make sure your meeting and event attendees are actively engaged, here are a few tips … Continue reading “Tips for Engaging Meetings”

Tips for Wine Tasting

by Jillian Fehrenbach on April 3, 2017 in Employee Engagement, Group Travel, Individual Travel, Team Engagement

If you’re taking a trip soon — and we know some who are! — there’s a good chance you’ll encounter a wonderful wine or two along the way…because good wine is everywhere! Whether you consider yourself a fun-loving enthusiast or a savvy connoisseur, the best way to incorporate a winery excursion into your trip is … Continue reading “Tips for Wine Tasting”

The Effects of Change on Employee Engagement

by Jillian Fehrenbach on December 29, 2016 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

Most of us will admit we aren’t crazy about change. We can also agree that most changes, especially big ones, have some type of impact on us. A new study looks closely at organizational change, and confirms what we thought we knew all along: intense change, such as a company merger or a change in … Continue reading “The Effects of Change on Employee Engagement”

IMEX: The World at Your Doorstep

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 18, 2016 in Employee Engagement, Incentive Travel

The Incentive, Meetings and Events world comes together in Las Vegas every October for IMEX—the largest hosted buyer program in North America. It’s like taking a trip around the world in three days—on your feet! It’s the premier showcase for destinations, hotels, cruise lines, DMC’s, airlines, corporate gifts and premiums—with over 3,100 exhibitors in total. … Continue reading “IMEX: The World at Your Doorstep”

Getting out of Your Comfort Zone

by Stephanie Roppolo on September 9, 2016 in Employee Engagement, Group Travel, Incentive Travel

Now, more than ever, incentives are about creating experiences. You don’t necessarily have to go to the most exotic destination or stay at the most exclusive resort. Today’s incentive winners are looking for authentic and destination specific experiences that immerse them in local culture and provide great photo ops for social media posts! So forget traditional … Continue reading “Getting out of Your Comfort Zone”

Top Merchandise Awards

by Stephanie Roppolo on August 3, 2016 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Sales incentives stand as the the prototypical rewards package most companies model their compensation strategy around. One of the biggest trends in merchandise these days is that more and more programs are being offered to non-sales employees. Whether it be a safety initiative, wellness or simply employee recognition, the “Incentive Marketplace Estimate Research Study” reports … Continue reading “Top Merchandise Awards”

Employee Engagement: Your Key to Bottom Line Profitability

by Stephanie Roppolo on July 11, 2013 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

Employee engagement is a measurable degree of an employee’s positive or negative emotional attachment to their job, colleagues and organization that profoundly influences their willingness to learn and perform at work. They genuinely care about the future of the company and are willing to invest discretionary effort. Employee engagement scores also account for as much as half … Continue reading “Employee Engagement: Your Key to Bottom Line Profitability”