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Wellness Incentives
H/R Programs
1)Employee Performance
2)Employee Recognition
(Years Of Service)
3)Health & Wellness
4)Safety Programs

B To B Programs
1)Channel Incentives
2)Sales Incentives

B To C Programs
1)Brand Loyalty


Wellness Incentive Programs Benefit Employers and Employees

According to the Wall Street Journal, almost 90 percent of employers have implemented some sort of wellness incentive program in the workplace. Why? Because these programs can successfully keep employees healthy and productive while reducing insurance and healthcare costs.

Non-Cash Rewards Motivate Employees

There are a number of different types of awards that can be used to motivate employees to achieve the goals of the program, but non-cash employee incentives have been shown to produce the most effective results.

Problem with Cash Rewards

Cash rewards distributed with employee paychecks often fail to motivate and inspire employees because they feel like part of the workers’ regular compensation. To implement a successful wellness program, the reward needs to be meaningful and memorable. Non-cash awards, especially those that can be chosen by the recipients, are typically most desirable because they feel like a special luxury that the recipients would not otherwise purchase. While cash rewards are often spent on bills, necessities or put into savings, non-cash rewards have a higher perceived value to employees because they are kept separate from the regular compensation package.

Problem with Insurance Premium Discount Rewards

Many companies reward employees for positive wellness behaviors and activities with discounted health insurance rates. While this type of reward makes sense, the main problem with it is the fact that many employees do not find insurance discounts motivating enough to make long-term healthy changes. Plus, some employees perceive this type of reward system in a negative light because they feel as though they’re being penalized if they end up paying the full, non-discounted insurance premium.

Types of Wellness Incentive Programs

Wellness Incentive Programs typically fall within one of these categories:

  • Employee Participation Rewards: These programs reward employees for participating in the wellness program. They may include wellness activities such as submitting to a blood cholesterol test or body fat assessment.
  • Progress Incentives: This kind of program rewards employees for achieving small, but meaningful, steps along the way to the ultimate health goal.
  • Outcome-Based Rewards: These wellness incentive programs reward employees once they’ve met a specific health-related goal, like achieving a healthy BMI (body mass index) or cholesterol test screening result.

Currently, obesity and tobacco use tend to be two of the most common focal points of U.S. company wellness incentive programs.

Can wellness incentive programs make a difference in the bottom line of your company? Absolutely! By offering rewards that motivate employees to make healthy changes in their lives, you stand to increase workplace productivity, reduce the number of employee sick days and lower company health insurance costs. Contact Agenda Promotions at 888-555-1234 to design a wellness incentive program that best meets the needs of your business.


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Why merchandise rewards work better than cash

When choosing a recognition program for your organization, merchandise rewards are proven to be more motivational than cash, especially with newer employees. Studies show that recognition rewards programs offering non-cash awards lead to higher employee performance and engagement. Here are four reasons why:

1. Merchandise rewards get employees’ families involved in the motivational process.

When an employee announces to his family that he’s working towards winning an amazing item the whole family can benefit from, he’s likely to receive more support and motivation at home than he would with a cash reward. Family members are quick to get on-board with a recognition program that could potentially earn them a new product they all want. This helps employees stay motivated and committed to the program.

2. Merchandise rewards have Trophy Value.

Merchandise rewards are more memorable than cash because they create a long-term reminder of the employee’s accomplishment. Let’s face it, most people end up spending a cash reward on bills or practical items they need. A year from now, an employee who receives a cash reward probably won’t even remember how it was spent. In contrast, a merchandise reward (e.g. TV, computer, etc.) has far more “trophy value” because a year from now, the employee still has a tangible reminder of the achievement.

3. Merchandise rewards are perceived as gifts, rather than compensation.

It’s often hard to motivate employees with a cash reward because cash is generally perceived more as compensation than a one-time recognition award. As mentioned earlier, cash rewards are usually spent on bills, necessities or deposited into savings. A recognition program based on cash incentives can backfire because employees may expect to receive the extra cash again the following year. This happens because they consider the cash award to be part of their overall compensation package, rather than its intended purposes as an achievement award.

4. Merchandise rewards allow employees to indulge in luxury items.

Non-cash rewards allow employees to feel good about choosing exciting luxury items they normally couldn’t justify buying for themselves. When cash is used to reward employees for their achievements, they often feel too guilty to spend it on something they really want because there are always bills to pay and mouths to feed. Merchandise rewards take the guilt out of the equation. Employees have no choice but to enjoy picking out a luxury item they wouldn’t otherwise purchase.

Merchandise recognition programs provide employees with the opportunity to celebrate their achievements by indulging in something they truly desire. The right rewards program is a win-win for both the employer and employee.

Our Competitive Advantage

Agenda offers the most innovative, easy-to-use and effective solution. Our reward programs includes the following:
•Millions of award options to reward your employees including customize awards.
•Digital Rewards. Collegiate, Pro & Military Logo Products that others do not carry.
•5-7 day award delivery
•Free Shipping
•No hidden charges—free program customization, free set-up and free administration
•Low rates—Typically our prices are 30% to 50% below our national warehouse-based competitors