Engagement & Recognition

Maximize the impact of your greatest assets: your people.

We believe employee recognition is the foundation for an organization’s success. Research proves that companies with strong recognition programs enjoy increased productivity, lower job turnover, and greater returns on investment than other companies in the same industries (Harvard Research, January 2019).


Build A Fanatical Organization, with Next Level Performance

A passionate and energetic organization is the foundation of success. We have been building fanatical organizations since 1976, through strategies, communications and technologies that deliver individual and team-based peer-to-peer and manager-to-peer recognition programs, social recognition driving community, nomination programs, annual awards, and Years of Service or Milestones programs that reward longevity and increase retention.

Recognize Milestones, Drive Loyalty

While many view Years of Service programs as a reward for tenure served, we look at Milestone recognition as a loyalty program that drives engagement and retention going forward.

Milestones programs by Next Level not only reward loyalty, but drive engagement through programs that deliver choice, flexibility and personalization.

From the Millennial with a one-year anniversary, to those who have given decades to the company’s success, Next Level Performance will help you acknowledge your teammates’ dedication, growth, and achievement with easy-to-use tools and meaningful communications.

Our Expertise is Next Level.

Our programs are designed by industry experts, with experience as board and founding members in the industry associations that include the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), and the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), to name a few.
Our communications are purpose-built. While our writers and designers have won industry awards in everything from consumer advertising to direct marketing, our passion lies in the motivation of team members, and programs that drive tangible, measurable growth results for our clients.

Technology that takes engagement to the Next Level.

At Next Level we offer technologies that support any of your Loyalty and Incentive needs.
Applaudit® Recognition
Need a comprehensive, global employee recognition platform? Applaudit delivers peer-to-peer recognition, service anniversaries, manager awards, nominations, and team accomplishments.
Great Rewards®
Next Level’s Amplify platform lets you efficiently distribute points, with one-click integration to our global shopping mall. Great Rewards® delivers gift cards or merchandise in three easy steps.
Global Rewards Mall
All platforms integrate with our Global Rewards Mall, offering a wide selection of name-brand merchandise, event tickets, experiences and travel awards, with mobile, global delivery.

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"I wanted to let you know about the exceptional customer service I have received on numerous occasions. Unfortunately, due to the postal service I had a gift card that is being returned. Your team stayed on top of the situation and is ensuring that it gets delivered where it needs to go. You go above and beyond by checking all the way through the process. All I can say is Kudos to your company for making the experience so easy and pleasant. You are simply the best!" - Engagement Client

Success Story

A regional bank holding company to grow business by re-establishing trust among its customers, shareholders and colleagues (employees) through employee recognition. Next Level’s employee recognition program focused on recognizing employees for livening the corporate values. The result: employees secured an additional 145,000 new customers in one year.

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