News & Views From Hands Up Incentives

The Hands Up Story

Hands Up Incentives is the realization of the dream of Christopher Hill, the founder. His idea was to enable companies to reward their staff, retain all the usual elements of an incentive trip, such as gala dinners, luxury hotels, and amazing activities but also to...

Why Volunteer?

Why would anyone want to volunteer on a Incentive reward trip? After all you and your team deserve this fantastic break and don’t want to “work” away from the office…Well it seems that the world is becoming more altruistic. A recent survey of employees returning...

Beyond Money – Ideas for Non-cash Incentives That Get Results

The purpose of incentives is to recognize good performance in the hopes that the positive behavior is reinforced. In a previous blog entry on non-cash rewards, we discussed the merits of considering incentives that go beyond money. Now, let’s take a look at some ideas...

People want to be able to make a difference

"For today's 'millennials' entering the workforce, engagement in sustainability is a must-have, not a nice-to-have, … They don’t want to be told what the company is doing. They want to do it."Kellie McElhaney, director at the Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University...

“Good” Companies Launch More New Products

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development published a comprehensive report of numerous surveys and case studies which made the argument that companies that were good corporate citizens attract better talent and have employees who are more motivated, loyal, and innovative.A HBR study of 128...

Enriching incentive travel rewards

Enriching reward travel blends a luxurious incentive trip with a community development element. A simple formula that is far more potent and memorable than a mere “jolly” at a beach resort. So, what makes an enriching travel reward better than standard incentive travel. 1. People are...

Company Performance Linked to CSR

“CA Technologies has a long standing commitment to CSR and volunteer programs, particularly in education because we recognize it’s a good investment for our business,” Erica Christensen, senior director, Community Affairs, CA Technologies.Companies with well integrated CSR policies don’t only benefit from employee engagement and...

Engaged employees are more loyal and perform better

“CSR has proven to be one of the top ways to keep people engaged and right now employee engagement levels are at an all time low,” Kellie McElhaney, author of “Just Good Business: the Strategic Guide to Aligning Corporate Responsibility”.Various studies have found that employee...

Employees want to work for a company that cares

According to an Environics International survey of 25,000 people across 25 countries “80% of people who worked for large companies stated that they felt greater motivation and loyalty towards their jobs and companies the more socially responsible their employers became”CSR isn’t just a warm and...