Category: Wellness Incentives

Wellness Incentives

Recognition and Incentive Solutions – Partner not Pioneer

Recognition and Incentive Solutions Best Practices – Partner not PioneerA recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog entry by John Saddington entitled Look to Partner, Not Pioneer addresses a culture of innovation over partnership and how that may not always be the best solution to one’s business goals.  If you are considering a recognition or incentive program for your organization, partnering with a recognition and incentive solutions provider from the beginning can prove to be most effective.

This may seem obvious to some, but many professionals and companies as a whole spend too much time trying to build a better mousetrap while the easier and usually more efficient way of achieving your goal may be to partner with an expert while you remain focused on your own core competencies.  This can apply to all companies whether service industry or manufacturing – whether you are considering channel sales incentives, customer incentive, or an employee recognition program.

Every industry has its own vernacular and our industry is no exception.  From redemption rates on point balances to open rates for email communications, we understand the situation and make can make recommendations on how to address any potential issues that may arise with your program.  You understand your employees, your products and your operation and should concentrate on these areas – while we collaborate to design and manage your program to help you reach your goals. Every QIC program incorporates reward, recognition and incentive solutions best practices and features our proprietary online points platform.

John makes this point regarding partnering:

“What does this mean for newly-minted entrepreneurs and futurist-minded go-getters? It means that one should look to partner first and not always feel the need and compulsion to pioneer. In other words, your revolutionary idea might be better played out in concert with others and the great work that they are doing instead of you going off in isolation and trying to create the next big thing.”

As incentive solutions go – together, we can rid the world of “mice,” while separately they will continue to flourish…

Contact us if you are considering a recognition or incentive program – or if you need to rethink your current one.

The X’s and O’s of Incentive Program Design

At QIC we decided to follow up the Broncos – Seahawks Big Game with a soup bowl (or two) of our own.  For a little friendly competition we had a soup cook-off (dubbed the QIC Souper Bowl) on the Monday following the Seahawks’ victory.  In the process I discovered a direct parallel to effective incentive… Read more »

Website Demolition and Incentive Program Design

There’s a very interesting, somewhat tongue-in-cheek article in a recent edition of the Marketing Profs news compilation and blog. (Side note: If you haven’t already checked out this excellent service, I highly recommend it). This particular article, Destroy Your Website in 13 Easy Steps, by Andy Crestodina, highlights some practices that companies definitely should avoid… Read more »

Prescription for Healthy Behavior – Employee Wellness

The importance of employee wellness programs has greatly increased over the past several years. As heath care expenditures are soaring, there is an increasing interest among policy-makers, insurers and employers in methods of improving health while lowering cost. Karen Smith points out in her article entitled Why Workplace Wellness is Important  that “changing our behavior… Read more »

Managing to Motivate – Improving Employee Engagement

Monday I referred to Gallup’s study entitled The State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders – and its finding that managers and leaders hold a powerful influence on workers’ engagement levels.  Employee engagement is enhanced when leaders focus on employee strengths – motivating them to participate in the success of… Read more »

Recognition and Incentive Rewards – Trophy Value Lasts a Lifetime

In the Incentive and Reward Recognition industry, there are many articles, whitepapers, etc. written about this idea of Trophy Value as it relates to the rewards offering.  Trophy Value meaning the continued reminder tangible rewards, as opposed to non-tangible rewards (e.g., cash and gift cards), provide of the task completed and the work performed in… Read more »