Employee Incentives

  • Site International Foundation and the IMEX Group release joint study on purchasing practices for motivational travel programs

    How have purchasing practices for incentive and motivational travel programs changed in recent years? This and related questions were the focus of a joint research study conducted by the Site International Foundation and IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. Utilizing the combined databases of The Site Index Panel and the IMEX Group, the study asked industry professionals to comment on their experiences in purchasing motivational travel. According to Jane E. Schuldt, CITE, CIS, Site International Foundation…

  • Site International Foundation’s annual forecast indicates motivational travel volume on upswing

    The Site International Foundation has released results of the latest Site Index Annual Survey. The Site Index compiles and compares data over a number of years to track changes and forecast trends in the motivational events industry. This third year of the study measures movement in key indices as well as introduces new topics of discussion. “The Site Index results confirm that the overall use of motivational travel continues to be on an upswing,” commented Stephen Powell, President of the…

  • Site Index examines the vital role of social media in the motivational events industry

    The Site International Foundation has released the results of the Site Index: Focus on Technology and Social Media. The study examines the ever-changing role of technology in the incentive travel and motivational events industry and concentrates on the use of social media in designing, promoting and delivering programs and events. The previous Site Index Technology study was conducted in 2010, and this latest study clearly shows that new technology and social media are playing a vital role in the industry.…

  • Raise a glass to wine resorts for incentive trips and small corporate meetings

    It is that time of year when vineyards all across the globe are preparing to harvest their fruit and begin the time honored tradition of making wine. Ever since Lucille Ball stomped her way into our hearts on her famous show, wineries have been a part of world’s culture. Today, vineyards around the world are becoming the “in place” for meetings, sales incentive trips and employee recognition events. Much more than just a place to do a “wine tasting”, resorts have sprung out of the fruit-filled hills offering a plush and often an educational location for your next event. So whether you are a vino enthusiast or just looking for that unique local for your group, consider a wine resort. Here are some of our favourites.

  • Six easy-to-implement employee recognition initiatives

    It’s not what is inside the gift box that matters, but what it represents: Your genuine appreciation. Peer-to-peer recognition is among an employer’s most powerful and cost-effective tools for engaging employees. When employees are actively encouraged to notice and appreciate the behaviors of their colleagues who contribute to the company’s success, you as a leader will create an environment that is guaranteed to excite and inspire your team to give their best every day. Being nice…

  • Use this checklist to create an incentive program your clients will never forget

    Another year means another incentive program. The constant challenge is how do you make it special and better that what may have happened the previous year? How do you create that unforgettable sales incentive trip (LINKS TO: http://www.americanmeetings.com/ami-Sales-Incentive.php) or employee appreciation award program that your clients will never forget? These folks have worked hard for their organization, and need not only to be treated extra special, they need to be blown away by the experience. Here’s a checklist of great incentive ideas to give your clients the incentive trip of a lifetime.

  • Buy Canadian

    When planning your next event or incentive, you will inevitably be thinking about what to give. It’s more important than ever right now to keep our dollars in Canada. There are a multitude of products available in our own backyard; all you have to do is ask. Canadian-made is becoming top of mind for many clients. Here’s a sampling of a few Canadian treasures to consider when planning an event or incentive travel.

  • Incentive travel on the rebound

    After the lingering effects of the AIG debacle in the United States and a lingering recession to deal with, incentive travel is making a comeback across most of the Canadian corporate landscape.

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