Back to the Basics: Recognition, Appreciation, and Employee Engagement Recognition and appreciation should be the foundation of your employee engagement strategy and at this moment in time, it should be at the top of every CEO’s priority list. According to Gallup’s most recent survey published in January of 2023, “employee engagement in the U.S. saw […]

Maximize Your Recognition Strategy - It's a new year and a new chance to cultivate recognition and appreciation - Incentive Services

Maximize Your Recognition Strategy Recognition is a powerful tool to show and tell employees how much they are valued. It provides a meaningful way to reinforce your core values and behaviors, to recognize great work and reward results. While recognition and appreciation are often used interchangeably, for organizations looking to build stronger cultures, understanding the […]

Where Do We Go In 2023?

Where do we go in 2023? Recognition priorities for the new year and beyond. 2022 had a couple of road bumps – from quiet quitting to the great resignation – those real-life scenarios emerged, highlighting the need for strategies to retain employees. This is top of mind for us and it’s no surprise that at […]

Today’s Service Awards: Not your traditional recognition program. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When you think of this quote, people typically consider how it relates to their own behavior and presence. However, in today’s competitive hiring and retention landscape, it’s critical for companies to think about the first impression […]

Holiday Recognition: Sparking Enthusiasm and a Sense of Purpose Holidays mean different things to different people, but gratitude, no matter how you translate it, is a universal connector. Gratitude and recognition will ALWAYS make the holidays bright for everyone. The end-of-the-year holiday season is an ideal time to spark your teammates’ enthusiasm and recognize their accomplishments, […]

Why Measures Matter: Examining the value of ROI. In the last of our three-part series on strategic measurement for recognition strategies, we’re examining return on investment (ROI) – a measure that indicates the financial return of a recognition strategy. Arguably one of the most prevalent, universally understandable and accepted measures of success, ROI can be […]

Why Measures Matter: Examining the value of ROO. Return on objective (ROO) focuses on defining and achieving specific measurable objectives. Traditionally, ROO has been considered an alternative success metric – another way of analyzing the effectiveness of a program/campaign/strategy. In fact, ROO goes hand in hand with ROI, and enables your organization to make informed […]

Why Measures Matter - The Case for Recognition

Why Measures Matter: Making the case for strategic recognition. It’s not uncommon for organizations to find their recognition programs disconnected from one another. Different departments, leadership, and management styles want to implement their own initiatives, creating more of a pop-up programmatic culture. These programs often end up being short lived and ineffective in developing long-term […]

The Great Resignation: Part 3 Newbie or not newbie – it’s all about the connection. We have an opportunity to make 2022 the year of the renewed employee experience, and a chance to flip “the great resignation” into the “greatest year of retention”. Employers have a chance to start the employee experience off on the […]

The Great Resignation: Part 2 Considerations for creating your total rewards strategy to recognize & reward employees. Last month we talked about a few ways companies can avoid being victims of “the big quit,” and we highlighted the importance of creating regular recognition experiences as part of a total rewards strategy. In this issue, we […]

The Great Resignation: Part 1 Looking at work/life through the lens of the employee experience. Anthony Klotz, a Texas A&M professor who came up with the phrase “the great resignation” back in May of 2021, believes that during the pandemic, people “re-imagined what normal could look like,” without commutes, with more family time, better pace, […]

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year - Incentive Services

Now is the most wonderful time of the year… to show appreciation! Ahhh, the end of the year – Q4, the home sprint, time to take a breath. There’s a natural cheer in the air and uplifted spirits with feelings of progress. For many employees, the end of the year is synonymous with holidays and […]