Incentive travel isn't exclusive to rewarding sales people.According to a new whitepaper from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) incentive travel is great for recognizing the contributions of employees across the organization.
The whitepaper, titled "Critical Findings for Recognition Travel Programs," features a case study from a company with an established recognition travel program for employees who are not salespeople responsible for meeting quotas. Based on stakeholder interviews and survey responses, it presents findings in the areas of employee alignment, nominations, executive support, evaluations and measurement. "One of the most interesting discoveries was the power of the nomination process itself," said IRF Board of Trustees Chairman Jeff Broudy. "Even though the program was designed to reward only 2-3 percent of the employees, nearly half of the potential winners indicated that they were motivated by it."
According to Broudy, incentive travel success also is closely related to the degree of executive buy-in, demonstrated by executives' involvement in establishing award categories, reviewing nominations, selecting winners and viewing the activity as more than just another HR process. Based on its findings, IRF concluded that the best incentive travel programs are open to all employees, are aligned with the organization's mission and culture, and are only one piece in a larger employee recognition strategy.
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