October 31, 2022 by Jeff Edwards
We’ve been writing about the importance of effective incentive and recognition program design for many years. In today’s workplace, it is as important as ever. At the core of effective program design is goal setting, and there is a right and wrong way to go about establishing meaningful, measurable, and effective goals.
The Incentive Marketing Association’s (IMA) latest podcast, produced by its Incentive & Engagement Solutions Providers group, discusses the challenges associated with organizational goal setting. While the challenges are many, this episode focusses on five goal-setting sins to avoid.
Episode 8 – “5 Goal-Setting Sins to Avoid” can be accessed here, and features QIC’s own Mike Sullivan, Director of Business Development. In addition to Mike, Ayelet Fishbach, Professor at the University of Chicago, and Tom Miller, Lecturer at Metropolitan State University of Denver, also weigh in on this important topic.
April 27, 2022 by Jeff Edwards
It seems the year that was 2021 is the gift that keeps on giving. Dr. Anthony Fauci announced today that the US is “certainly out of the pandemic phase” and, as welcome as that news is – the pandemic accelerated changes that cannot be overlooked and will remain with us into the future. Amid an… Read more »
November 16, 2020 by Jeff Edwards
The link between employee engagement and stronger performance is readily apparent, especially in today’s working environment. With Thanksgiving upon us, many (optimistically) anticipated that by now we would be experiencing a return to, if not normal, at least something closer than our present situation. As a result, a genuine respect and appreciation for employees who… Read more »
October 16, 2020 by Rob Miklas
I recently came across an online ad with a very intriguing headline, posted by a recent newcomer to the incentive and recognition industry – I’ll call them Company X. It virtually shouted that the average mark-up on rewards offered by reward and recognition companies (other than Company X) is high, if not borderline usurious. Since… Read more »
May 11, 2020 by Jeff Edwards
According to the blog This Day in Quotes, the origin of this quote “We don’t need no badges!” is attributed to the 1927 novel The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, by B. Traven. A movie adaptation of the book in 1948 cemented the popularity of the quote when uttered by the bandit played by Alfonso… Read more »
April 22, 2020 by Jeff Edwards
The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) recently published findings from an annual study which examined and compared non-cash recognition and reward approaches among top performing firms in the manufacturing, financial services, and technology sectors. IRF found that 100% of the respondents indicate their companies use non-cash incentives, beyond compensation, to a mix of salespersons, partners, and… Read more »