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9 ways to celebrate your employees year-round

The workforce is always evolving—and your recognition and retention efforts should evolve with it. In the past three years, not only did we navigate a global pandemic that made a hybrid work environment the norm, but we welcomed a younger generation of employees into the mix of Baby Boomers and Generation Xers that previously dominated the workforce. According to the …

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Susan Adams: Key Insights in IRR Market Report 2024

Susan Adams, Vice President, Engagement Strategy at Next Level Performance, provided key insights into the IRR Market Report 2024 published by the Rewards Recognition Network. In full, the article compiles the insights of executives from 14 companies about the incentives, rewards, and recognition market in 2024. Susan spoke on growth in the industry in a dispersed workforce, in times of …

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Is your program ready for today’s challenges?

Thoughts on the IRF 2024 Trends Report The last few years have certainly been a time of rapid change from the pandemic to the prevalence of remote work, from inflation to industry-specific layoffs at a time of overall low unemployment. It’s enough to make your head spin! And it’s certainly enough to merit taking a fresh a look at your …

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Designing next-gen customer loyalty

Gaining loyalty is a task harder than it once was—but customer loyalty programs can bridge the gap between manufacturers and their end customers. Interactions are the requirement of the day, replacing the simple “Do This / Get That” model of bygone years. We’ve established a comprehensive model for adoption and engagement that transcends rebates and account credit. This six-point plan …

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Incentive Research Foundation Names NXL’s Susan Adams Chair in 2024

Next Level Performance, an industry leader in group travel, meetings and events, is pleased to announce that Susan Adams has been elected Chair of 2024 Board of Trustees of the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). Susan will serve among other visionary leaders to advance the incentives industry and drive results. Currently the Vice President of Engagement Strategy & Corporate Services at Next Level …

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Next Level Performance Continues Tradition of Service to Community

Next Level Performance, as a contributing supporter of the  Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), recently participated in CFBNJ’s Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon to help raise awareness about food insecurities among children, college students, and families in the state. Next Level proudly contributes to the CFBNJ who distributes over 100 tons of food every year to those in need. The …

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Next Level Performance Announces 2023 Travel Partners of the Year

[New Brunswick, NJ] (October 19, 2023) – Next Level Performance is excited to recognize our dedicated partners during the 2023 Travel Partners of the Year Awards.   Next Level awards best travel partners of 2023 in the following categories:  Pacific Destination Services: DMC Partner of the Year Fairmont Banff Springs: Hotel Partner of the Year  Pacific Destination Services   Our committed partners at …

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Next Level Performance again named one of New Jersey’s Best Places to Work 

[New Brunswick, NJ] – Next Level Performance, an industry leader in sales incentives, employee recognition, meetings and events, is pleased to be named one of NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the eighth time.  “Our people are Next Level. Their contributions makes this an incredible place to work every day,” said Dave Dittman, President. “Congratulations to all teammates for this …

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Proven Sales Incentive Structures that drive success.

Each client’s sales teams and organizational structures are a bit unique. Whether it’s inside, outside, or a combination of both, success depends on creating a sales program that motivates the masses, the middle, and the masters of their craft. To ensure your program is a success, Next Level leverages a host of design strategies. Many fit into one of the …

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The Battle of Points vs. Cash

We’ve all heard the saying that cash is king—but cash doesn’t always win in the battle between cash and incentive rewards. In fact, the Incentive Research Foundation found in their latest industry outlook that gift card and merchandise non-cash rewards spending increased in 2022. In both North America and Europe, the outlook is positive for 2023. How does the value …

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Halfway to the Holidays: Stand out with your rewards strategy

While the season of giving is an important time of the year to recognize your customer and employee relationships—there are many more opportunities year-round to take advantage of. A great reward strategy should do more than just simply “gift”—it should also help you stand out.  According to Forbes, since the pandemic, over 80% of corporate gift-givers said gifts have improved …

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Transcend Transactions. Inspire Interactions.

Many of the typical sales rep, partner, or customer reward programs go through the same motions—do this, get that. Send us your email, we’ll send you a gift card. Sell a widget, get a trinket. Your transactions pile up faster than aspen leaves in November, but you might not achieve desired loyalty or sales goals with transactions alone. While it’s …