Advancing the Science of Incentives and Motivation

Through Research

Browse through our extensive library of research on non-cash rewards, incentive travel, motivational meetings and recognition.

Advancing the Science of Incentives and Motivation

Through Research

Browse through our extensive library of research on non-cash rewards, incentive travel, motivational meetings and recognition.

Access the IRF’s recent, relevant and impactful research

Research

AI: Uses and Possibilities for Incentives Professionals

The IRF conducted a series of focus groups with suppliers, third parties and program owners who shared their insights, practical use cases, and hesitation around AI technology. 

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Research

IRF 2024 Trends Report 

As we enter 2024, incentive professionals are called to transform incentive programs with new rewards and experiences in a challenging economic environment.

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Press Release

IRF Announces Accelerate Class of 2024 

Ten up-and-coming incentives professionals have been selected to participate in the IRF’s year-long program.

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Research

Industry Outlook for 2024: Merchandise, Gift Cards and Event Gifting

Merchandise, Gift Cards and Event Gifting outlook remains generally positive, but the effects of the ongoing economic and labor markets are starting to chip away at the optimism of third parties.

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Press Release

Incentive Research Foundation Elects 2024 Officers

IRF Board of Trustees leads the foundation in meeting its mission of conducting research and providing education highlighting the power of incentive and motivational programs.

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Research

Generational Expectations of Incentives

This study looks at which rewards resonate with employees by career phase and income group, then discusses ways programs can change to maximize effectiveness.

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Incentive Travel Index

2023 Incentive Travel Index

The newly released 2023 Incentive Travel Index reports that, overall, the incentive travel industry is strong. Growth is projected through 2025 for both number participants in incentive trips as well as per-person spend.

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Countdown to the 2024 Invitational

Over 500 invited attendees will attend the Invitational, May 28-31, 2024, in Baha Mar Resort, Nassau, The Bahamas.

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webinar

IRF Webinar: AI- Uses and Possibilities for Incentives Professionals

In this webinar our panelists help incentive professionals understand the capabilities, explore the possibilities, and find out how the industry is currently using artificial intelligence. While there is some hesitation about embracing this technology, incentives professionals who have explored AI are impressed by the ease of use and how it can save time. Our panel of incentive professionals will discuss how they are using AI both in the travel and non-travel incentive arenas, the tools and programs they find most valuable relative, and the gains and impacts they’re experiencing as a result.

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