Incentra Insights

Author: Vicki Hiney

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Our New Website Has Launched

Posted by Vicki Hiney on May 31, 2019 11:48:00 AM

We are excited to announce the recent launch of Incentra’s newly designed website at

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Categories: Incentra News & Updates

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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Categories: Rewards Technology, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition

Budgeting for Employee Engagement and 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? How much should we budget for a multi-level recognition 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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Categories: Employee Recognition

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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Categories: Rewards Technology, Employee Recognition

Creating a Behavioral Recognition Program: Getting back to the basics

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Mar 9, 2018 11:23:51 AM

As a Human Resources professional, it can be a challenge to engage your workforce while also ensuring that employees are performing at the highest level possible. This is a common dilemma according to Gallup research that shows workers who are actively disengaged outnumber their engaged colleagues by an overwhelming factor of 2:1. How can a business operate effectively with so many disengaged employees? What components are essential for an effective behavioral recognition program to help keep employees engaged and high-performing?

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition