Research has proven that employee engagement contributes to increased profitability, yet most organizations still have no formal engagement strategy in place and two-thirds of employees are disengaged. A Gallup study drew the connection between consistently low engagement and team performance and suggested that when an employee’s engagement needs are not met, there is a higher […]

Moving The Middle - Measuring Improvement

In order to maximize performance, it’s important to understand the cross-section of a typical workforce. It’s common for an organization to have 10-15% of its employees in a high performing group, and 10-15% in a lower performing, more disengaged group. This leaves the bulk of your workforce in the 70-80% middle percentile. Well-designed recognition programs […]

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Acknowledging the multiple generations within your workplace is critical to the success of your recognition strategy. With five generations working side by side in today’s workforce, it’s paramount that generational preferences and motivators be identified and understood. Determining how to best communicate with, train, engage, and retain top talent within every generation is essential to […]

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A recent study by Aon Hewitt exploring the mindset of today’s workforce reveals that companies are falling short of expectations when it comes to rewards and recognition. According to the study, today’s workforce has the following top 5 expectations of their organizations: Communicates completely and honestly Recognizes strong achievement and performance Encourages collaboration and teamwork […]

Why Service Recognition - Incentive Services

Recognition for length of service is frequently used as a foundation of employee engagement strategies. In fact, studies show that 87% of organizations have programs in place for recognizing employee length of service. These programs reward the dedication of employees who have built a career within the organization and strengthen the connection between organization and […]

Recognizing Key Events - Spot Cards

Is your organization making the most of opportunities to recognize your employees this year? Employees who are recognized regularly throughout the year feel appreciated and valued, which is proven to increase motivation and productivity. Establishing a Recognition Program with a wide range of initiatives that support organizational goals and values will help drive a positive […]

Circles Of Influence Post Banner

There is no greater motivation than knowing that others believe in you. Wouldn’t it be great if we were all intrinsically motivated and not dependent on external influences? It would be the perfect situation – everyone trying their hardest, focused on the loftiest goals and not quitting until the goals were achieved. This is a […]

4 Tips For A Successful Incentive Program

Help employees set and exceed goals, build brand loyalty, and retain valuable talent. Align the program with company objectives: Align your incentive program with organizational goals to ensure that employees are focusing on business priorities and success. Communicate effectively: It’s essential that program goals and details be communicated to participants through conversations with managers, an […]

Keeping Incentives Exciting - Employee Engagement

How do you keep your team focused on success and motivated to achieve incremental goals? Just like any campaign, you need to market your program to make it work! Make program objectives clear by promoting them regularly. Creative themes, emails and printed materials will draw attention, increasing program visibility and participation! Keep spiffs and campaigns […]

Building A Well-Planned Recognition Program for Your Organization

How do you build a recognition program to shape and impact the culture of your business? At the end of the day, it’s pretty simple – show your employees that you value their contributions, and watch engagement levels rise. Studies show that well-planned recognition programs not only help engage employees, but also directly impact your […]

Urban Ventures Serves Minneapolis

Incentive Services proudly supports Urban Ventures. Urban Ventures is one of the charitable organizations we support with time and financial assistance. Members of our Incentive Services team volunteer weekly to assist in Urban Ventures after school academic tutoring programs. Urban Ventures is more than an after school center, it’s a progressive urban campus dedicated to […]