Author: Jeff Edwards

As Vice President of QIC, Jeff oversees daily operations as well as the company’s strategic marketing initiatives. He has 20+ years in the incentive and recognition industry with prior lengthy experience in retail marketing/advertising and consumer loyalty.

QIC Coronavirus Preparedness

With media coverage of the novel COVID-19’s spreading worldwide, we understand the potential for disruption issues which might affect productivity and service levels.  While much is yet to be known, companies may be impacted by a significant number of associates unable to report for work due to illness.

In keeping with our personnel and disaster preparedness policies, QIC is monitoring developments related to the spread of COVID-19.  We currently do not have any cases of COVID-19 affecting associates or our ability to provide services to our clients.

QIC continues to review and implement CDC and WHO guidance, as well as statements from other local, state, and national health organizations.

Additionally, a pandemic plan is in place which includes contingencies for possible work disruption issues.  Ensuring the safety and well being of the QIC team and visitors to our campus is paramount, and to this end the following steps are being taken.

  • Associates with viral symptoms are not allowed to report to work
  • Key personnel can telecommute if necessary
  • International and domestic travel has been postponed for the foreseeable future
  • All facilities are being cleaned and sanitized frequently
  • Additional hand-soap dispensers have been installed
  • Disinfectant sprays and wipes are available to all office and distribution center personnel

We value our associates, clients, and suppliers.  We are communicating precautions and awareness to our internal team and will continue to communicate to our clients as additional details emerge.  For the latest news on COVID-19, please visit Coronavirus Disease 2019, CDC’s informative website.

Channeling Success

Channel partners play an important role in marketing and selling manufacturer’s or producer’s products, services, and technologies.  In an increasingly competitive marketplace, a channel partner reward program can be effective by focusing on behaviors that drive bottom-line success. A recent study conducted by the Incentive Federation concluded that 43% of all businesses use non-cash channel… Read more »

Be Clear on Expectations

We’ve always heard that’s it’s best to “over-promise and under-deliver” – no wait … that’s “under-promise and over-deliver.”  In our world of seemingly endless responsibilities and with them, high expectations to succeed, it’s easy to lose sight of a very important concept that will keep us focused and on track.  It’s our Exclamation of the… Read more »

Find A Way

A new week has begun, and with it comes another opportunity to emphasize QIC’s exclamation of the week: Find a Way.  While perhaps a bit clichéd, the term still holds valuable meaning – describing our desire to see associates (individually and collectively) take initiative to consistently prevail over challenges and obstacles on behalf of our… Read more »