Incentive Market Study, October 2013
The October 2013 Incentive Market Study by the Incentive Federation confirms that the non-cash incentives market is thriving with 74 percent of U.S. businesses spending $76.9 billion annually on incentive travel, merchandise and gift cards. Read the complete study.
Establishing a "Systems Framework” to ensure all critical variables required to drive performance have been exposed
Connecting people to the plan requires a systematic approach when designing Incentive programs. The methodologies and approach discussed in this paper provides a comprehensive "Systems Framework” ensuring that all the critical factors required to drive desired performance have been exposed, considered, built into a "best practice” solution and implemented to create a sustainable solution with the overall objective of achieving the client’s desired results. Read more under IMA's Research & Resources' People Performance and Recognition..
2014 Circle of Excellence and Recognition Award Recipients to be Honored at IMA Summit in Philadelphia – Submissions Due May 15th
This year, IMA's major awards will be presented at the Executive Summit, scheduled July 27 - 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Three hundred and fifty plus industry professionals will be in attendance as the Circle of Excellence and Social Responsibility Awards will be announced. Read more.
George Delta, Esq. Honored as 2013 President’s Award Recipient
On January 15, 2014, outgoing 2013 IMA President Mike Arvelo CPIM announced George Delta, Esq. as the recipient of the 2013 President’s Award. Arvelo highlighted Delta’s many accomplishments including his extensive work with the Incentive Federation in averting an industry disaster when OSHA stated it its proposed ergonomics rule that safety incentives do no work and lead to under-reporting of injuries, and his extensive work on the protection of I.R.S. Code 274(j). Arvelo concluded by stating that there is no one else like George Delta in the incentive industry. He dedicates so much time to watch out for our interests at both the state and federal levels and he has such a deep knowledge of our issues. Upon acceptance of the award, Mr. Delta shared that his three industry mentors were: Howard Henry, Karen Renk and Pete Erickson. "No one has done more for the industry than these three," He said. Mr. Delta stated that his mentors are "smart folks, always caring and compassionate, patient, good listeners and people of their word."