CURRENT RESEARCH


program design
Current Research

Incentive Program Design for Crisis Recovery

A study of strategies and best practices for incentive program design. Offers insights into how organizations can use incentives to address the immediate challenges presented by the pandemic and how incentives can accelerate recovery.

Top Performer
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What Top Performing Technology Companies Do Differently in Incentives and Rewards (2020)

The study identifies the non-cash rewards strategies and tactics used by top performing technology companies and provides benchmarks and best practices.

Top Performer
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What Top Performing Manufacturing Companies Do Differently in Incentives and Rewards

A deep dive into the results of the manufacturing / automotive segment included in the 2020 IRF Top Performer Study.

incentive travel
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IRF Pulse Survey: COVID’s Impact on the Incentive Travel Industry (July 2020)

The IRF fielded a study in July 2020 to understand the ongoing impact on 2020 programs, and when industry professionals believed incentive travel for of various group sizes would return.

COVID
Current Research

IRF Pulse Survey: COVID-19’s Impact on Rewards & Recognition

This May 2020 study reported the impact of COVID-19 on employee and channel reward and recognition programs

COVID
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COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events Industry: Adaptation and Recovery

The report reviews threats to running incentive programs, including COVID-19, weather, travel hazards, politics, economic downturns. With a focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, the report provides strategies for business survival and recovery.

Measurement
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Metrics of Success for Incentive and Reward Programs

While there have been unprecedented changes since this study was conducted, the study shows companies were increasingly pushing for higher accountability for their incentive programs.

incentive travel
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IRF Pulse Survey: COVID-19s Impact on the Incentive Travel Industry (April 2020)

The IRF fielded a survey in April 2020 of more than 250 incentive providers, both third parties and corporate end users, who responded with insights into the disposition of their incentive travel award programs as a result of COVID-19.

Top Performer
Current Research

The IRF 2020 Top Performer Study: What Top Performing Companies Do Differently in Incentives and Rewards

There is a rising tide in the use of and engagement with incentive programs — particularly among top performing companies. The IRF’s signature study The 2020 Top Performer Study shows that the most successful companies have increased their support for incentive programs on numerous levels since the previous study was conducted approximately a year earlier. While companies…

Top Performer
Current Research

Infographic: The 2020 Top Performer Study

The IRF’s signature study The 2020 Top Performer Study shows that the most successful companies have increased their support for incentive programs on numerous levels since the previous study was conducted approximately a year earlier. While companies identified as ‘Top Performers’ show an increased advantage in their engagement with incentive programs, ‘Comparator’ companies have increased…

incentive travel
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The 2019 Incentive Travel Industry Index, powered by SITE Index, IRF Outlook and FICP

Executive Summary Background A join initiative of Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP), Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), the Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII) consolidates previous research undertaken individually by each association into a single, pan-industry study. This study is at once a historical snap shot of where the…

WELLNESS
Current Research

Infographic: The IRF 2020 Wellness in Meetings & Incentive Travel Study

To read the full The IRF 2020 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study, click here.  Thank you to our Research Advocacy Partner