The demands of a changing workforce are creating increasing demand for incentive professionals to boost...
A use case for leveraging generative AI in brainstorming reward ideas for frontline hotel staff is explored using prompts and actual ChatGPT 4 responses.
In this edition of Academic Research in Action, we summarize an interview conducted with the Chief People Officer of a mid-size and fast-growing AI-powered recruitment solutions.
This working paper review serves as a reminder to professionals involved in worker motivation that the use of variety and novelty in non-cash rewards is often critical to maintain the emotional excitement that accompanies non-cash rewards, especially compared to cash.
The transformative power of generative AI and large language models is set to revolutionize workplace processes and the employee experience, including those related to incentives, rewards, and recognition.
US organizations invest more in sales training than they do for any other employee group. Selective incentives are an effective tool to encourage participation in training and earning of certifications.
A growing body of research demonstrates that promoting employee health and well-being can have a positive impact on company performance.
The IRF partnered with researchers at the University of South Carolina and Hong Kong Polytechnic University to conduct a series of experiments studying the relationship between employee satisfaction and engagement and turnover in the hospitality industry.
Today’s workforce seems to desire more from work than in the past, including better conditions, better leadership, more flexibility, and greater purpose. Incentives professionals should work with leaders across the organization to identify barriers to full engagement and productivity, then use rewards to address them.
We discuss the neurochemical activity that takes place when a reward taps emotion and becomes memorable. We also look at how these neurochemicals can lead to changes that alter long-term habits and behaviors.
The September 2022 report from the Labor Department’s inflation report predicts additional interest hikes to come; hikes that may very well depress spending and demand sufficiently to spark a recession. No matter the industry, firms should maintain their efforts to create a better employee experience – including more flexibility, balance, purposeful work, DE&I initiatives, and…
A recent IRF survey revealed that recognition was not considered an effective motivator by many respondents. Allan Schweyer, IRF’s Chief Academic Advisor, took a deep dive into the research to gain a better understanding of this surprising data. What he found was that recognition needs to be meaningful to have the intended motivational impact.
When confronted with the myth that extrinsic rewards crowd out intrinsic motivation, reference academic research, motivational theory, and empirical evidence to set the record straight. In a recent interview with an industry veteran about motivating the remote workforce, we got to talking about the widespread assumption that extrinsic rewards ‘crowd out’ natural motivation among workers.…