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IRF 2018 Trends Study

The IRF 2018 Trends Study highlights ten key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2018. From market optimism to concerns about risk and safety, the study identifies key areas of change and their implications for workforce engagement, incentive travel and recognition.

Regulations
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Legal Issues That Affect Awards Programs (2017 Primer)

In 2017, to develop a baseline understanding of the awareness, understanding, and accommodations of U.S. businesses regarding regulations impacting reward and recognition programs, the Incentive Research Foundation launched its inaugural Regulations Signature Study. The research examined program owners’ understanding of the regulatory environment, generally as well as in relation to six key regulations (DOL Fiduciary…

Channel Partners
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Designing for Successes: Effective Design Patterns for Channel Programs

With the majority of all U.S. businesses now using non-cash awards and the majority of top-performing businesses (those with the highest revenue growth, customer satisfaction, and employee satisfaction) also saying their executives support their non-cash recognition and reward programs as a competitive advantage, there is now an imminent need to understand how to create effective…

Neuroscience
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Reward Presentation and Attraction: A Biometric Experiment

In Fall 2016, the Incentive Research Foundation commissioned Flying Horse Communications and its Chief Scientist, neuroscience expert Dr. Steven Genco, to conduct a first-of-a-kind experiment in the field of rewards and recognition. The experiment used biometric techniques borrowed from the science of neuromarketing. It was designed to gain additional insight into reward-earners’ preference in receiving…

Neuroscience
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Conscious and Unconscious Reward Preference & Choice: A Biometric Experiment

In Fall 2016, the Incentive Research Foundation commissioned Flying Horse Communications along with the help of Steve Genco, author of Neuroscience for Dummies, to conduct a first-of-a-kind experiment in the field of rewards and recognition. The experiment used biometric techniques borrowed from the science of neuromarketing.

Top Performer
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Ten Things Top Performing Companies Do Differently

In today’s highly competitive economy, it is not surprising that businesses are seeking trusted new ways to differentiate themselves and sustain success. As major thought leaders and consultancies point repeatedly to human capital as the prime modern differentiator (even outstripping financial capital), it raises the question: What are truly successful companies now doing differently regarding…

Disruption
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2016 Event Disruption Study

This 2016 Event Disruption Study reports broadly on the state-of-the-art of event disruptions, from the event planner’s point of view, and their impact on the event planning business.

Neuroscience
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Translating the Neuroscience of Behavioral Economics into Employee Engagement

A White Paper on the IRF Research Study Using Behavioral Economics Insights in Incentives, Rewards, and Recognition: The Neuroscience   It typically takes ten years for science breakthroughs to influence real world applications.  The Incentive Research Foundation’s paper Using Behavioral Economics Insights in Incentives, Rewards, and Recognition: The Neuroscience aims to expedite this process. Offering practical…

behavioral economics
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How to Effectively Harness Behavioral Economics to Drive Employee Performance and Engagement

A White Paper on IRF Research Study Using Behavioral Economics Insights in Incentives, Rewards, and Recognition

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IRF 2017 Trends Study

At a time when the pace of economic change continues to accelerate, the IRF is making strides to captureimportant trends impacting the incentive and recognition industry’s trajectory. This paper was developedthrough collaboration by the IRF’s Board of Trustees and advisors, pulling information from the IRF’sextensive internal pool of data and client experience, and from outside…

United Kingdom
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United Kingdom Non-Cash Reward & Recognition: A Survey of Organisations

Overview Top Findings Company Profiles and Industries Represented Non-Cash Reward and Recognition Employee Reward and Recognition  Employee Programme Features Sales Reward and Recognition Anticipated Budget Changes Programme Objectives Programme Metrics Enhancements Awards Group Incentive Travel Individual Incentive Travel  Georgraphic Regions as Destinations Group/Individual Incentive Travel Mix Anticipated Changes: Incentive Travel Accomodations Anticipated Changes: Incentive Travel…

Destination Management Company
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Developing a New Business Model for DMCs by Redesigning Their Value Propositions (executive summary)

With a support received from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), this research is a primary study designed to answer a few particular questions arising from the current issues in the destination management company (DMC) industry. To identify current issues and concerns of DMCs, we conducted the research with DMCs as well as meeting planners (MPs)…