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From the 2013 HR Tech Conference: Why gifts instead of cash?

Daren Jennings

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On the floor of 2013 the HR Tech Conference In Las Vegas Daren Jennings takes a moment to address a common question when it comes to recognition – why gifts instead of cash?

Take a fresh approach to your Years-of-Service program

Daren Jennings

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In this week’s video blog, Daren Jennings discusses how to better engage your entire workforce with a fresh approach to your Years-of-Service program.

Rethink your employee holiday gift budget

Daren Jennings

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‘Tis the season! Well, almost. Before you start agonizing over this year’s holiday gift for your employees, check out Daren Jennings’ video blog. Daren shares his ideas on how one small change to your gift giving strategy can have a big impact on your company’s employee engagement levels, without spending extra money.

5 tips to make your sales incentives more effective

Daren Jennings

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Sales IncentivesMost sales leaders agree that it’s important to offer sales incentives that go beyond normal compensation and bonuses. If done right, those rewards can become the most powerful ingredient in driving the kinds of behavior you want to see in your sales force. Here are 5 easy tips to make sure your incentive efforts are doing what they need to do:

1. Be Consistent

If you run a quarterly sales contest, make sure to run one every quarter. The goal is to motivate your team to do their best, day in and day out. Think about your runners up – if they barely missed the win in Q2, they’re going to want another chance to redeem themselves in Q3. If you don’t give them that opportunity, your incentive plan will surely fall flat. Instead, give them every chance to prove themselves by offering a consistent program. Read more…

Way to go! Why public recognition makes rewards and incentives worth more.

Tom Stearns

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public_recognitionAccording to research from the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP), both leaders and representatives in the sales arena cite “rewards and recognition: motivating teams and reps” as one of the top five challenges of sales organizations. Sales managers are tasked with motivating their teams to achieve specific goals. Recognition and incentive programs are used to excite their teams and encourage them to perform.  What is the best method of recognition to use? Read more…

3 things you should know about giving gift cards

Brian Boucher

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3 things you should know about giving gift cardsPractical though they may be, giving gift cards to employees, clients or business partners can backfire if you’re not careful. These tips can help you avoid embarrassment or outright disaster.

Before jumping to the conclusion that gift cards are the solution to showing appreciation to your employees, clients or business partners, take a second look at these three common considerations. Read more…