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Here is news from throughout the world of rewards recognition, including research, company news, mergers and acquistitions, etc.

Authentic Experiences Gain Traction in Tourism

Published: Nov 7, 2022

The shift toward a greater focus on experiences in travel outlined in an RRN report earlier this year trends continues to unfold in the consumer sector as tour operators in more off-beat destinations focus on authentic local experiences.... [ read more ]

IRF Names 2023 Officers

Published: Oct 31, 2022

The Incentive Research Foundation announces the 2023 Executive Committee and Board of Trustees representing all segments of the incentives, rewards, and recognition industry. The IRF Board of Trustees leads the foundation in meeting its mission of conducting research and providing education highlighting the power of incentive and motivational programs.... [ read more ]

Cultivate Event Gifting Goes Online

Published: Oct 31, 2022

Founded in Boulder, CO, in 2010 as Cultivate Premium Corporate Gifts by Tom Romine to serve the event-gifting business, it expanded during the pandemic to provide an online solution aimed at making it easy to gift any type of stakeholder.... [ read more ]

Achievers CEOŚWithout Program Design, Technology Has Little Value

Published: Oct 24, 2022

Founded in 2002, Achievers arguably is the first major company to disrupt the recognition business with a focus on technology and the frequency of recognition over an emphasis on rewards. Even so, says Jeff Cates, CEO, the best technology has little value unless it supports a clear strategy and goals. ... [ read more ]

RNN Library Provides Comprehensive Resources for IRR Field

Published: Oct 17, 2022

As part of its outreach effort for strategic people management, the Enterprise Engagement Alliance maintains two regularly updated libraries of links to information on the IRR (Incentive Rewards and Recognition) field and Stakeholder Engagement. ... [ read more ]

Opinion: The IRR Pricing Model Is Broken

Published: Oct 10, 2022

The world has changed but the pricing model for incentives, rewards, and recognition (IRR) has barely budged. If incentive and recognition companies are only being compensated for the rewards they fulfill, they will be unable to compete with retail or online-rewards platforms or merchandise and gift card master fulfillment companies. The appropriate pricing model compensates incentive and recognition companies, agencies, and advisory firms for the value they create, which should include enhanced stakeholder retention, productivity, quality, willingness to recommend, wellness, and safety, DEI effectiveness, etc.... [ read more ]

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