Inspired Incentives

Better Engagement, Better Performance

Posted by Abby McMillin

Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 12:45 PM

Are you looking for better ways to engage with a target audience?

Through peer-to-peer recognition, team-focused gamification, and department-wide learning initiatives, engagement programs can dramatically enhance the productivity and efficiency of your target audience. It’s all a matter of asking the right questions.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Employee Motivation, Channel Incentives

Designing a Successful Sales Incentive Program

Posted by Abby McMillin

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 04:06 PM

Are you seeking to optimize your sales organization’s performance? By employing the right sales incentive strategy, there’s much to gain, and little to lose. It’s all a matter of asking the right questions.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Sales Growth, Performance Incentives

Engagement: Top 10 Statistics to Convince Your Leadership Team it's Worth the Investment

Posted by Abby McMillin

Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 10:50 AM

Engagement is a top priority for businesses today, requiring a tailored strategy to truly be successful. This buzz word isn't a trend that's likely to go away any time soon. More and more employees want to feel engaged in their work and feel recognized for their success. But let's face it, this is no easy feat, especially if your leadership team doesn't buy into engagement strategies in the first place. Incentive marketing companies and research institutions recognize this challenge and have compiled a comprehensive list of valuable statistic to debunk any skepticism surrounding the effectiveness of incentives to foster engagement.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Employee Motivation, Incentive Marketing Strategies

Five Things to Know About the New HMI Website

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

2015 was a big year for us at HMI, not just in terms of dollars and cents, but also because it marked the year that we decided to fully revamp our corporate website. With updates in everything from a more modernized design to greater functionality, we feel that the new site now more accurately reflects the organization’s programs, progress, and overall operations. The result is a sleek, informative, and user-friendly online presence that captures the essence of what HMI is all about. Here, in no particular order, are 5 things to know about how the new site has changed and what you can find there:

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Topics: Performance Improvement

Globalization Part I: Forward-Thinking Business

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Mon, Dec 30, 2013 @ 02:45 PM

With the advent of globalization, it is only natural that business models which can operate and flourish on multiple continents would take on increasing importance. As global social dynamics have evolved, so too should their commercial counterparts. The strategic tools that a business employs can no longer afford to remain local; networks like FacebookTwitter and Linkedin have demonstrated the authority and value (not to mention profitability) of this new global attitude. In an increasingly arid domestic financial landscape, the raindrops of economic fertility are being spread ever-wider across the world. It is therefore imperative that small businesses and large corporations alike prepare for the coming harvest by, among other things, bringing a bigger bucket. Or more buckets.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Global Incentive Program

What Does it Mean to Be Full-Service?

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Tue, Sep 10, 2013 @ 03:32 PM

When I was growing up, I remember a friend who would mow the lawn of everybody in his neighborhood. As you can imagine, after a couple years’ worth of Saturdays doing this, he got to be pretty efficient at it. He knew just how to attack the depressions, conquer the raised mounds, navigate around the azaleas, and, so as not to damage the mower’s blades, he learned exactly how far his machine could overlap a driveway or sidewalk.

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Topics: Performance Improvement

Can Your Channel Incentive Program Benefit from a Holistic Approach?

Posted by Matt Slane

Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 03:00 PM

It’s mid-January and for many, the New Year’s resolutions we made have already started to fall by the wayside and retreat to the back of our minds.  Personally I have decided to take a holistic approach to my goals this year.  

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Loyalty Programs, Goal setting, Employee Motivation, Performance Incentives, Incentive Marketing Strategies, Channel Incentives

Performance Incentive Program Communication Drives Engagement

Posted by Lincoln Smith

Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 12:54 PM

We’ve all heard the phrase “penny-wise and pound-foolish”.  This adage relates to decisions where companies, and individuals, disburse considerable energy on the large part of expenditure, but then decide to “nickel and dime” the overall strategy to save a little bit of money. This, many times, inhibits your investment from reaching its full potential – and ultimately has a negative impact on your overall return.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Incentive Marketing Strategies

Balancing Expectations for a Successful Group Incentive Trip

Posted by Anne Bouthilette

Tue, Aug 14, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

One of the most commonly asked questions when potential clients are considering a group incentive travel program is how they can achieve maximum success for their company and their customers. Considering the many factors that go into a group incentive trip, it can be a challenge to balance the expectations of a company’s executives with the wants and needs of those who will be attending the trip. As with all incentive programs, the money spent on the reward must have a pay-off for those funding it, so it’s important to look at a group incentive program from all perspectives to ultimately achieve the highest ROI.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Employee Motivation, Sales Growth, Performance Incentives, Group Incentive Travel

Does Money Motivate?

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

In the world of incentives, the role of money in determining behavior has been hotly debated for a long time. Many studies claim that non-monetary incentives like trips and merchandise are far more effective than money in influencing employee behavior. Nevertheless, many companies continue to offer monetary incentives such as company bonuses and stock options. So, does money matter? Or, more importantly, does money motivate? While quite similar, these questions highlight a very important distinction between the two that can be made in terms of human behavior.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Loyalty Programs, Employee Motivation, Sales Growth, Performance Incentives