Return on Investment (ROI) | Engagement | Meetings & Incentives | Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) | PEI Case Studies

Knowledge is Power!

In this ever-changing and increasingly competitive environment, it’s critical to stay up to date on the latest ideas to inspire, challenge and reward our top performers.   Here you will find articles and white papers from industry leaders on subjects such as ROI, employee engagement, effective incentives and corporate leadership.  We look forward to speaking with you about how these principles can be applied to your business case to achieve the outcomes you want.

Reward & Recognition

Site International Foundation:  Incentives Move Business
Travel incentives and motivational events comprise a business tool proven to change behavior, to improve profit, cash flow, employee and customer engagement and various other business objectives.  Read Site International Foundation’s study on the effect of travel on US business.

IRF – 2012 Trends in Rewards and Recognition
The only constant in this business is change.  The economy, among other fast-moving changes, drives companies to search for non-traditional ways to engage, motivate and reward employees.

Return on Investment (ROI)

A Real Way to Measure ROI
Incentive Research Foundation study paves the way to measuring return on investment.

Cold, Hard Cash
In an article from Incentive Magazine, Bruce Tepper discusses the value of cash as an incentive award.  This concept continues to be relevant to this day.


Millennials: Confident – Connected – Open to Change
“Generations, like people, have personalities, and Millennials – the American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood at the start of a new millennium – have begun to forge theirs: confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older adults. They’re less religious, less likely to have served in the military, and are on track to become the most educated generation in American history.”

Pump Up Employee Engagement
“A recent Manpower study showed that over 60 percent of workers plan to look for new jobs as soon as the economy provides opportunities.” This article from the Recognition Council provides insight into the benefits of recognition in engaging employees, especially as an economy recovers.”

Engaging Employees for Economic Recovery
“The turbulent nature of the current economy has left business leaders and HR professionals unsure about what is the ‘new normal’ in employee recognition.” This article from the Recognition Council provides some ideas on how to maximize employee engagement through effective recognition and reward programs.”

Economics of Engagement
A white paper by Allan Schweyer, Human Capital Institute describes the best measures to understand the benefits of employee engagement.

The New Rules of Engagement
An Incentive Performance Center white paper on new ways to create emotional connections that result in long-term relationships with employees, customers and channel partners.

Leadership. Putting People First.
A white paper from the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement presents a “conceptual framework for leadership styles that demonstrate authentic concern for enhancing people’s lives.”

The Art and Science of Embracing Engagement
Bruce Bolger of the Enterprise Engagement Alliance presents an introduction to the concept of engagement which is based on the connection between customer loyalty, employee engagement and financial results.

Emerging Field of Enterprise Engagement
Bruce Bolger of the Enterprise Engagement Alliance discusses engagement as a growing executive priority because of new ways to measure its financial impact on an organization’s performance and brand equity.

Why Engagement Matters
Mark Royal, Sr. Principal at Hay Group, discusses why engaged employees are more likely to be willing to go above and beyond and display strong loyalty to the company.

Meetings & Incentives

Incentive Travel:  The Participant’s Viewpoint Part I
Incentive Travel As a Meaningful Motivator, sponsored by the Site International Foundation and the Incentive Travel Council.  This study looks at what makes incentive travel meaningful, motivational, and memorable.

Incentive Travel:  The Participant’s Viewpoint Part II
Part II of the study focuses on what participants find motivating. It addresses what contributes to a participant’s engagement throughout the lifecycle of a program – before, during and after the incentive travel experience.

Incentive Travel:  The Participant’s Viewpoint Part III
The third part of this four-part study focuses on what makes an incentive travel experience memorable.  Does your program include engaging experiences that deliver short and long-term value for both your employees and your company?

Incentive Travel:  The Participant’s Viewpoint Part IV
The Participant’s Viewpoint study concludes with a discussion about the changes that have occurred in planning and delivering an effective incentive travel strategy design, operation and measurement.

Meetings Deliver
MPI Foundation research paper on the thesis that meetings, planned and executed correctly, drive sales and profitability for businesses.

A Time for Recognition and Rewards Programs
Employee recognition and rewards programs can generate significant revenue and profits according to this paper by the Recognition Council.

Top Trends in International Incentive Travel
International incentive travel is finally coming back.  Here are some ideas on where to go next.

Incentive Travel Recovering from Belly-Flop
Incentive Travel Council whitepaper on renewed interest by business in creative travel rewards as the economy recovers.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Join the CSR Revolution
Tim Sanders, business consultant, former Yahoo executive and author, is interviewed on the benefits of CSR for both companies and their communities.

PEI Case Studies

South Africa 2000
What happens when flood devastates areas in South Africa just 5 weeks before 400 top performers are scheduled to engage in the incentive trip of a lifetime.

GE Financial Case Study
GE Financial Assurance teams up with Performance Enhancement Incentives to deliver the “adventure of a lifetime” to South Africa.