I plead guilty to enjoying a cold beer or two, and I’ve watched with amazement as the decade-long bull market in the craft beer industry shows no signs of abating.
These days, the notion that we work to live and not the other way around is generally accepted across generational lines. Even the hardest of hard-charging managers recognize that their workers have a life. (If they don’t, HR will tell them as much.)
The best managers take an interest in the outside pursuits of their subordinates. They celebrate their workers’ important life events and they sympathize when a member of the team’s loved one dies or falls ill. In short, they are engaged in their co-workers’ lives.
A better understanding of who your workers are away from the office will help you motivate them when they are at work. The best non-cash incentives have the feeling of a hand-picked gift. This selection of lifestyle and experiential incentives are examples of just how selective your rewards can be when you get to know who’s working for you — and what they love to do when they’re not working.
Wireless keyboard to go!
Tumi’s wireless keyboard is the perfect accessory to enhance your typing experience when working with Bluetooth®-enabled wireless devices such as smart phones, tablets, and popular home gaming devices. This full-featured qwerty keyboard is more precise than glass typing screens, comes with a protective Tumi ballistic case and easily fits in a briefcase. Compatible with: Windows 7, Vista, XP and earlier Windows systems, Windows Mobile 6.0, IOS, Android 3.0, Blackberry Playbook and Playstation 3. For more information, contact Mike Landry at 413-567-1567 or visit tumispecialmarkets.com.
Get ’em cookin’
Cooking is no longer a chore, it’s an art form — and a hobby that many of your top-performing salespeople probably find relaxing and rewarding. Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton, USA, introduces world-renowned, chef-inspired Gordon Ramsay Everyday Cookware. This set exemplifies performance and presentation, epitomized by his stainless steel cookware collection. The entire 10-piece, stainless steel collection is restaurant grade and delivers a level of practicality, durability and dependability you can count on for years to come. The set includes three different saucepans with lids, an 8-quart stockpot with lid, an 8-inch frying pan and a 10-inch frying pan. For more information contact WWRD US, LLC Special Markets at 800-933-3370.
The reward that keeps coming
Each month, Amazing Clubs will provide your reward recipients with everything they need for a wonderful wine dinner party. (They supply the fun!) Members of the Wine Party Club receive two different bottles of hand-crafted wine from around the globe, three different, half-pound selections of raw-milk, farmhouse cheeses and two varieties of gourmet pastas and sauces along with recipe suggestions. It’s a great way to recognize someone multiple times to make an even bigger impression on how much you appreciate them. For more information, contact Kate Marie Renk of Amazing Clubs (amazingclubs.com) at 512-402-6282, or e-mail email@example.com.
With 14 stunning beachfront settings, Sandals Resorts has earned a worldwide reputation for providing two people in love with the most romantic vacation experience in the Caribbean. Sandals Resorts welcomes guests to the islands of Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia and The Bahamas with a myriad of exclusive amenities from luxurious accommodations and butler service to gourmet specialty dining and premium wines and spirits. This is an experience that your top performers will be talking about for years - or until the next one they earn. For more information on Sandals Resorts Luxury Included experiences, visit sandals.com.
Cool nights for your hottest performers
Is there a better experience than a great night’s sleep? To get the best out of your best, you want them to be rested and ready to attack each day. The Cool Bed Fan from Brookstone blows a refreshing breeze between the sheets, dispersing built-up body heat. The wireless remote sits on the nightstand for easy adjustments without getting out of bed. Plus, it helps save energy — the fan cools where sleepers need it instead of the entire house. Users can choose which side of the bed to cool or place it in the middle. For “hot sleepers,” hot seasons and couples who sleep hot and cold, it’s a dream come true. For more details on using this or other Brookstone products in an incentive program, contact Robert Ludwig, National Sales Manager for Special Markets, at 603‑577-8134 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Party Collections by Royal Doulton*
Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton, USA is re-modeling the Royal Doulton Brand, founded in 1815 in London, as the youthful fresh London Brand. In keeping with this new brand positioning is the Party Collection of five shapes in four-pack stemware sets: goblet, wine, flute, hi ball, and DOF. Within the four-pack, each single glass has a separate whimsical etched design. The designs are simple, yet elegant, and perfect for any recognition or gifting occasion. For more information contact; WWRD US, LLC Special Markets Department at 800-933-3370.
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