Incentra Insights

39 Steps to Employee Recognition

Posted by David Chittock on Nov 16, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Counting the Ways to Say Thank You

One of my favorite books is the British spy thriller, “The 39 Steps” by John Buchan.  When I came across an article entitled “39 Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas”, it caught my attention. It was written by SnackNation, a company that supplies healthy snacks to businesses as a benefit for their employees. As we’re drawing close to our season of thanks, I thought these employee appreciation examples might be worth exploring.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Appreciation

Is Your Recognition & Reward Program Boosting Your Talent Effectiveness?

Posted by David Chittock on Oct 19, 2018 1:48:00 PM

How Agile is Your Recognition & Reward Technology Platform?

It’s no longer enough to have a stand-alone recognition and reward technology platform that does not integrate with all of your talent and human capital management processes. To be truly effective, your recognition technology platform needs to address every aspect of your HR operation. Is your technology platform that agile?

 

 

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Topics: Rewards and Recognition Technology, Rewards and Recognition Provider, recognition and rewards software, Rewards Technology, Workforce Recognition

Today’s Technology Makes Workforce Recognition and Engagement Easy

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Sep 28, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Managing and monitoring a Workforce Recognition program is now easy, because a well-designed system essentially runs itself. Program stakeholders can instantly monitor program activity and results by clicking into an administrative portal that features a dashboard with real-time reporting and graphs that address all recognition activities.

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Topics: Rewards and Recognition Technology, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Rewards Technology

Generation Y’s Impact on Sales Incentives

Posted by David Chittock on Sep 21, 2018 1:24:00 PM

Guess What? They’re Here.

There’s has been volumes written about what was going to happen when millennials hit the workplace. Well…they’ve arrived. And they’re taking on more and more senior roles in leadership, management and sales. In fact, the Pew Research Center estimates that by 2020 millennials will be the largest percentage of the workforce.  So what does this mean for incentivizing your sales force?  Will it have an impact on how you motivate and reward your sales teams?

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Topics: Millenials, sales incentive, Sales Incentives

Best Practices in Sales Incentive Planning

Posted by David Chittock on Aug 24, 2018 1:01:00 PM

The Time to Plan Is Now

Okay, so your sales operation has gone digital. You’ve embraced multi-channel sales and Internet sourcing. Your sales team is social media savvy and armed with mobile devices. Now it’s time to bring your sales incentive plan into the 21st century. You might have already started the planning process. But before you jump in, you may want to consider some fundamental principles that will be key to your success in today’s digital marketplace.

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Topics: sales incentive plans, sales incentive plans best practices, Sales Incentives

Going Digital with Your Sales Incentive Plan

Posted by David Chittock on Jul 13, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Taking the Plunge

So you’ve read everything you can about the digital economy, multi-channel sales, and social media sourcing. You’re ready to take the deep dive into redesigning your sales force reward strategy. But where should you start? Having a digitally enabled workforce and an Internet savvy customer base will inevitably change your entire sales culture.  So, how will this affect your sales incentive planning?

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Topics: Channel Partner Sales, sales incentive plans, Sales Incentives

Is Your Sales Incentive Plan So Yesterday?

Posted by David Chittock on Jun 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

What Happened to My Sales Incentive Plan?

So your sales incentive plan is just not producing the great results you used to get. Tweaking and updating it is just not getting the job done. Unfortunately, it’s not the time for a simple upgrade. It’s time for a whole new approach; an entirely new strategy that can transform your sales culture into one that can win in today’s multichannel sales environment.

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Topics: sales incentive plans, Sales Incentives

Budgeting for Employee Recognition Programs

Posted by Vicki Hiney on May 4, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Our clients often ask us:  How much should we spend on employee recognition awards? What percentage of payroll should we budget for our program?

Start with Existing Program Dollars

Most companies spend more money on recognition than they realize. Departments and individuals locally source awards, track down tickets to sporting events, and purchase pockets full of gift cards. The problem is, with no overall recognition strategy in place, these initiatives typically amount to a hodgepodge of unrelated efforts with scattered accountability, little or no budget tracking, and no alignment with corporate goals or culture.

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Are Service Awards Still Necessary?

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Mar 23, 2018 11:49:00 AM

The simple answer is YES!                                                 

Millennials now make-up the largest age group in the workforce; however they are mostly dissatisfied at work. Given the average Millennial stays with an employer for 4.6 years, service awards that only recognize 5, 10, 15+ year anniversaries bypass this large demographic.

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Topics: Rewards Technology, Service Awards, Millenials

Employee Recognition and Closing the Digital Talent Gap

Posted by David Chittock on Mar 16, 2018 2:15:00 PM

Addressing the Issue

In a previous post, we took a hard look at how the digital talent gap is seriously impacting a company’s ability to stay competitive. We discovered that by 2020, millions of jobs will go unfilled because the right skills will be in short supply.  In this post, I want to explore what strategies business leaders can employ to address this talent imbalance and what real steps they can take to counteract this impending crisis.

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Topics: Rewards and Recognition Technology, Employee Recognition