Getting Workplace Gamification Right

When it comes to motivating employees, there’s no one-size fits all solution. Everyone needs different things to feel motivated and engaged in the workplace, so a variety of recognition and rewards is key.

Developing a great channel incentives programme

Offering financial rewards, trips abroad and expensive prizes are regular ways to incentivise channel partners to meet, and exceed, sales targets and other related goals. However, with better management and benchmarking of channel incentive programmes, and in particular better tracking of results, many marketing and HR professionals are starting to reconsider short-term incentive programmes. Recently […]

Why do employers choose Christmas incentive schemes?

While some redundancies and recruitment freezes are inevitable in business, it’s vital to manage these as effectively as possible. If staff are left feeling demoralised they may end up struggling to manage the all-important customer relationships that every business relies on. Despite the repercussions of the recession continuing to resonate across the UK, there is […]

Improve employee’s wellbeing… let them shop!

People love to shop and research suggests that not only is it an enjoyable pastime, it can actually have a positive effect on your mental and physical health. Health benefits spread far and wide, ranging from a heightened sense of happiness to exercise and social interaction. And this is backed up with scientific theory – […]

Should you ‘micro motivate’ staff?

Micro motivation is the concept of structuring a motivation scheme around individuals within an organisation, rather than simply offering a one-size-fits-all group scheme across the entire workforce. The first point to make is that a generic approach to motivation isn’t wrong. It can achieve great results in a well controlled way.  However, as ever, there […]

The return of the thank you event

During the depths of the recession many companies either cancelled all staff events, rewards and incentives or conducted them in secret. Those which ran incentive travel programmes were forced, by those who deemed such spending was “inappropriate” during a recession, to deliver vouchers or tickets, unbranded, to their staff’s home addresses.