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 …
Budgeting for Sales Incentives
We’re in the thick of budgeting for the coming year, and quite often we’re asked by clients, “how much should I allocate for incentives this year?” That’s always a difficult question to answer, because the sweet spot in spend for your situation is, well, situational. We look at it like this: if you design your incentive right, it not only …
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 …
A Case For Incentives
As You’re Budgeting for ’23, Plan for Incentives Incentives, rewards, and loyalty programs can have a remarkable impact on the success of your business. As we enter Q4 and the planning season or 2023, we’ve outlined some of the key benefits of budgeting for performance-based incentive programs. Focus on sales performance Incentive programs allow you to quickly focus the behavior …
Straight To The Point: The Misfire of Popular Choice
What is the best reward for employees?
The world is eager to travel.
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to increase, winter weather breaks in most areas of the country, and restrictions loosen on retail capacities and personal gatherings, Americans have one thing on their mind: it’s time to travel.
Eight in Ten Americans Working from Home Miss In-Person Meetings
Working from home is taking its toll on some Americans. According to a recent study by APCO, a large number of people are missing the human interaction that comes with meeting face-to-face.
Next Level Performance Launches Lunch On Us gift card platform.
“This solution is simple to launch, and simple to lunch.” Mike McWilliams, VP of Client Strategy.
Reward Preferences: Which Rewards Really Motivate?
To succeed, an incentive program must capture the attention of participants and inspire them to do great things. Rewards are key to earning mindshare and achieving results. I serve on the Research Committee of the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and we recently completed the Rewards Preferences: Making a Lasting Impact on Incentive Program Participants study to understand which rewards really …
Incentive Travel: Get Ready for a Comeback
COVID-19 vaccines are in distribution. Hotels and airlines are operating with new health and safety protocols. Destinations are opening their doors with clear guidelines. And if the gorgeous hotels and resorts filling my social media feed are any indication, there’s a great deal of pent up demand to get back on the road, or on the beach. Get ready for a comeback! Incentive travel is ramping up.
5 Things You Should Know About Incentive Budgets Now
In a turbulent year, forecasting for recognition and incentive programs can seem challenging. The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has just released the Industry Outlook for 2021: Merchandise & Gift Cards study, capturing the changes of 2020 and forecasting for 2021. The outlook is indeed positive – strong financial performance in 2021 is expected by the majority of corporate program owners.
Postponed or Canceled Travel Program? Here’s What You Can Do Right Now.
Postponed or canceled travel program? You still have to reward your top performers or best customers. Here’s what you can do right now.