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In this November 2013 Issue . . .

  • Colleague Conversation - Demystify the Jargon: Tech Tools 101 Postponed
  • White Paper - The Recognition Revolution
  • Interesting Read - Greater Recognition
  • Upcoming Industry – Tradeshow Opportunities
  • Connect with IMA Colleagues on IMA LinkedIn

Colleague Conversation - Demystify the Jargon:
Tech Tools 101 Postponed

The Tech Tools 101 Colleague Conversation has been rescheduled from Wednesday,
November 20th. The new date and time will be in early January. Stay tuned for details to put it on your 2014 calendar.

White Paper - The Recognition Revolution

A new white paper has been issued by the Recognition Council entitled The Recognition Revolution underscores the importance of taking bold new moves to recognize and motivate a workforce that is increasingly becoming a largely virtual "workforce community” comprised of core employees, strategic partners, outsourced functions and independent workers rather than a mainly homogenous group of bona fide employees.

In the paper, the Council points out how the effects of the recent economic recession have combined with the realities of a global marketplace to create a more tightly integrated relationship among a diverse set of workers who are all focused on a specific work activity, even though they are not directly employed by one company.

The complete paper is available on the Recognition Council’s Web site here.

Interesting Read - Greater Recognition

Google mixes science with psychology to find out what employees really want from reward program.

The October issue of HR Executive magazine features an article on the process that Google followed in designing their rewards and recognition programs. While their conclusions were not new, their observations about program design that focuses on the relationship between the giver and receiver are worth noting. Click here for the full article.

Upcoming Industry/Tradeshow Opportunities

January 2014

PPAI brand Expo
January 14 – 17, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

IMA Membership Meeting and Reception at PPAI brand Expo - Date Change
January 15, 5:15 – 6:45 PM, IMRA Café at PPAI brand Expo
All attendees should plan on entering the brand Expo Floor by 5:00 PM.

HR & Employee Benefits Summit
January 27, New York

February 2014

National Sports Forum
February 9 – 11, Dallas

Long Term 2014

IMA’s 15th Annual Executive Summit
July 27 – 29, Philadelphia

Continue the Conversation:

Connect with IMA Colleagues on IMA LinkedIn

IMA’s LinkedIn is a forum where IMA members, their employees and IMA staff openly discuss issues relating to our industry and interact with potential marketing partners.

Connect with End Buyers at

Return On Performance (ROP) is the official online, end-user publication of the
Incentive Marketing Association. IMA works to raise the corporate community's awareness of the power of incentive programs and, through ROP, provides the latest best practice strategies and research to engage, align and motivate employees, business partners and customers to yield measurable corporate results.

Also, our ROP Facebook is a public-access forum that represents the IMA and its Members to the corporate community. We encourage you to share case studies, best practices, and other "thought-leader” information on our ROP wall.

Check out IMA’s social media guidelines and then share your thoughts with us on a regular basis!

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