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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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How Your Personality Type Could Influence Business Success

Teams consisting of people with complementary skillsets and perspectives influence progress and business development. Cognitive diversity is key to spotting inefficiencies and improving productivity. Oppositely, teams consisting of similar people continuously operate under the same methodology that has historically worked for them despite changing industry standards, causing them to fall behind competitors.

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The Current State of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is at its highest point in decades. However, the majority of employees in the US workforce remain disengaged. Keeping up with trends in employee engagement and developing well-designed employee recognition programs is key to business success.

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The Employee Experience – A Balancing Act

90% of companies compete on the basis of customer experience. Since employee engagement is vital to the overall satisfaction of the end-consumer, ensuring exceptional employee experience within the workplace is key to the overall success of a company. Creating the optimal employee experience is a balancing act that starts with recognition.

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Traveling the Pacific Northwest

From the buzzing city of Vancouver to lush forests and national parks, there is a lot to experience in the Pacific Northwest. Road trips far away from home can help you disconnect from the everyday obligations of work, so you could reconnect with yourself. Travel is proven to drive productivity and happiness. Here is a description of what there is to see away from home.

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Improving Employee Retention in a Strong Economy

In a strong economy, it’s important to cultivate a strong workplace culture within your business. Professionals rank their work environment as the most important factor when determining their satisfaction with their job. Pay raises and promotions are ineffectual drivers of employee engagement when compared to culture.

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Doctor’s Orders: Travel More

Employee wellness is key to employee engagement, and travel is the best medicine. Everything from merely planning a trip to taking several vacations each year will boost morale and increase creativity.

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Employee Engagement: How We Do It at Next Level

As an incentive, recognition, and engagement solutions provider, it’s pretty important that we practice what we preach. After all, we need to be sure that every member of our team has reason to believe in what we do every day, and is willing to commit their best efforts. So when it comes to employee engagement, here’s how we do it at Next Level.