CURRENT RESEARCH


COVID
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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
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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
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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
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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

WELLNESS
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The Stressed-Out Meeting Planner: Personal Wellness Onsite

The IRF 2020 Wellness in Meetings & Incentive Travel Study explores how meeting planners are managing their own personal wellness while working one of the top ten most stressful jobs in the world. An IRF survey of 224 highly experienced meeting planners revealed the fully two-thirds of respondents indicated the stress of meeting planning has…

WELLNESS
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The IRF 2020 Wellness in Meetings & Incentive Travel Study

Introduction Wellness continues to be a topic highlighted in both professional circles as well as in our personal lives. For this 2020 study, the Incentive Research Foundation explored how wellness is specifically represented in incentive travel programs as well as in general meeting types. Of the individuals surveyed for this report, 68% noted that wellness…

trends
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The IRF 2020 Trends Report

The IRF 2020 Trends Report highlights key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2020. From enhancing program reporting to embracing the experience economy, the study identifies key areas of change and their implications for workforce engagement, incentive travel and recognition.