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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 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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Integrating Health & Wellness into your Recognition Program

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Sales Incentives – 5 Action Items for an Effective Program

Sales incentive programs must be carefully planned in order to observe a long-term improvement in productivity. Although many programs guarantee a return on investment, companies who adopt poorly designed programs risk wasting money and losing the interest of their employees. Here are five key items for consideration when designing a sales incentive program.

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How to Harness the Halo Effect

Communication, non-cash rewards like meaningful gifts, and the celebration of accomplishments is key to harnessing the halo effect and establishing a better work environment.

Becoming the Brand of Choice. Increasing Consumer Loyalty Through Rewards.

View as PDF Attention-grabbing signs at retailers announce, “Cash Back!” for customer purchases. In any economy, consumers are looking for better prices and the promise of cash would seem to be a likely driver of purchasing behavior. Unfortunately, however, a tremendous opportunity is lost for the retailer. While such tactics may produce temporary bursts of purchases, they do not develop …

Beyond the Reward

When it comes right down to it, the actual experience of getting a reward is just as important as the reward itself.