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.

Happy New Year from Quality Incentive Company!

Happy New Year from Quality Incentive CompanyWe wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2014!  Isn’t it hard to believe we’re saying goodbye to 2013?  The past year has been exciting, challenging, and rewarding – which is probably why it seems to have flown by so quickly.  We saw the completion of several initiatives begun in 2012, continued others, and launched new projects which will carry over into the New Year.  We added many outstanding new associates, continued implementation of technology enhancements, as well as the expansion of QIC’s recognition and incentive products and services.  All of these serve to position our organization and clients for even greater success in the coming year!

QIC blog Launch

One of the most exciting projects of 2013 was the launch of this blog.  We’re fortunate to have a diverse stable of authors (all contributors are QIC associates) who bring different perspectives and expertise to the topics pertaining to our industry and proper creation and execution of recognition and incentive solutions.  If you haven’t subscribed – please do so!

Rally Rewards – QIC’s Employee Recognition Program

To Rally means to come together for common action or effort.  This concept is very familiar to the QIC family, as we have long been working together to provide clients with superior products and services.   Rally Rewards is our way of recognizing, celebrating, and rewarding our associates for their valuable contributions and commitment to our success.  Career milestones and other significant contributions to the organization are recognized each quarter.  Rick Powers (Senior Buyer) was named 2013’s Rally Champion – as QIC’s top performer for 2013 – congratulations Rick!

QIC Product Spotlight – IncenTrac® Online Points Programs

Our IncenTrac® Online Points Programs set a new standard in employee, customer and channel incentive programs. A delicious catalog of rewards, combined with an extremely intuitive, feature-rich online incentive program platform, creates a powerful tool for achieving results.  IncenTrac® makes it easy for administrators and managers to award points for desired behaviors — i.e., purchases, employee excellence, safe work practices, wellness or whatever your key performance indicators require.  IncenTrac® is flexible – and powerful.

QIC Community Service Projects

Our 3rd quarter community project for 2013 sounded like light duty. We volunteered to work at Shelby Farms, a beautiful public park located in Memphis, and we thought our assignment was to clean up trails. The weather was very nice and we all looked forward to getting out and doing some good while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. We were in for a surprise … upon reporting for duty we found out that our assignment was to spread mulch around trees on a berm along Patriot Lake. No big deal for our team! With shovels and wheelbarrows running full speed we attacked the two (rather large) mountains of mulch like we do anything else! We completed the project in under 2-1/2 hours … mulching a total of 166 trees. Great work from all that contributed! Upon completion we reflected that anyone can clean up trails … we’d rather do the real fun stuff. We all had a great time and enjoyed completing something that can easily be seen by park visitors.

Let us know if we can assist with your recognition and incentive initiatives in 2014!  Happy New Year!

Navigating the Path of Employee Recognition

As I discussed in my last post, Employee Recognition: Not a Quest but a Journey, implementing an employee recognition program requires thoughtful consideration and planning.  With attention to detail your program will be beneficial and significantly meaningful to the organization and program participants.  Last time we identified several program components as factors for success. Program… Read more »

Employee Recognition: Not a Quest but a Journey

My last post – Recognition Matters Because People are Alike All Over – discussed some of the benefits of meaningful employee recognition and offered a few points for consideration.  Implementing an employee recognition program is like taking a journey.  Successfully navigating the “Path of Recognition” requires up-front planning (program design), the proper vehicle (program platform… Read more »

Employee Recognition and Incentive Programs … Mysterious or Meaningful?

The Voynich Manuscript … The Great Pyramids … Stonehenge – fascinating mysteries to be sure.  If you’re hesitant regarding the implementation of employee recognition, customer incentive, safety incentive or sales channel incentive programs because you view the task as mysterious as these … relax, rethink, and reconsider! Allen Schweyer, Principal and Partner at Human Capital… Read more »