Can promoting employee wellness boost overall well-being? A 2019 study conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) pointed to a growing body of research demonstrating that promoting employee health and well-being can have a positive impact on company performance. The CDC also says that healthy employees not only have better quality of life, they also benefit from having a lower …
Next Level Spotlight: Teammate of the Quarter 2022 Award Winners
As experts in the employee incentive and engagement industry, we know it’s essential that the strategies we implement for clients are not different from how we celebrate our own teammates. After all, we value every member of our team and the contributions they make. Each quarter, we gather as a team to recognize teammates nominated by colleagues for exceptional performance …
Recognition & Incentives: What You Need to Know for 2023
No doubt about it, 2022 was a tumultuous year for businesses everywhere. Many companies strategically increased investment in recognition and incentive programs to stabilize their workforces, and to re-connect after long months of COVID separation from colleagues and clients. It wasn’t always easy, though, as market forces and a re-starting economy created challenges never encountered before – Awards? Stuck on …
Employee Appreciation in a Hybrid Environment
A hybrid work structure has become the norm for many companies following the COVID-19 pandemic—but has your company adjusted their employee appreciation strategy to account for these changes? The recently released Incentive Research Foundation’s Industry Outlook for 2023 cites a critical focus on attracting and retaining talent in this challenging period. It also shows that businesses are considering non-cash incentive …
A 2023 Guide to Timely Recognition and Appreciation
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). The more you prioritize recognition, the more likely you are to have a successful incentive program. Recently, Next Level Performance delivered a comprehensive solution that resulted in a three-year growth …
Travel Partners of the Year 2022 named for exceptional service by
Next Level Performance
New Brunswick, NJ, October 18, 2022—Next Level Performance is excited to recognize our dedicated partners during the 2022 Travel Partners of the Year Awards—our first since the COVID pandemic. Next Level awards best travel partners of 2022 in the following categories: DMC Partner of the Year: IMSHotel Partner of the Year: Bellagio Our committed partners at IMS have been named …
Resignation, Regret, And A Shifting Baseline
A recent survey of nearly 1,300 Americans conducted by Resume Builder shows that about 23% of employees will seek new jobs in 2022. Other surveys put the numbers much higher. A tight labor market drives people to push for higher salaries and better benefits. They see that a flexible work culture leads to a better work-life balance. So “the grass is always greener” takes hold, and leads to The Great Recession.
A Quick Look at the Psychology Behind Employee Engagement
Today, we’ll take a quick peek at the psychology behind why employee engagement and rewards programs work. And dip very briefly into a few considerations when setting up those plans.
Creating The Link Between Internal and External Marketing
Communicating your marketing message to all your employees, not just the sales team—so they understand, believe in, and cheer for your brand.
The Great Resignation is Here. Now What?
Whether crafting a program to promote employee happiness and therefore company loyalty, or a program to incentivize achieving a sales highpoint or safety milestone, project completion or other company or departmental objective, there are dozens of considerations, best practices to emulate, as well as pitfalls to avoid.
Straight To The Point: The Misfire of Popular Choice
What is the best reward for employees?
Celebrating 45 Years
It’s time to celebrate our 45th Work Anniversary. Our company was founded in 1976 by Jim Dittman. He wanted to create a place where he would want to work not necessarily a big company, but a great company. In the years since, we have grown into a vibrant organization focused on helping companies move their people to the next level.