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Put Cash in The Past

Put Cash in The Past

The idea of cash is alluring – it is flexible and it gives you the freedom to purchase anything. Who couldn’t use a little extra cash? However recent studies have shown that in terms of incentives, cash may not be the most effective and engaging reward for long term results. Contrary to popular belief, the […]

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JNR Spotlight: To Stair-Step or Not to Stair-Step

JNR Spotlight: To Stair-Step or Not to Stair-Step

Tiered or “Stair-Step” programs are a common incentive structure, awarding individuals or businesses with increased per unit payouts as they reach certain thresholds of sales production.  Makes sense, right?  Sell more, get more – the ultimate in pay for performance.  For example, sell 1 to 10 widgets, earn $5 per unit.  Selling 11 to 20 […]

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German Spotlight: German Honey Cookies

German Spotlight: German Honey Cookies

The next stop on JNR’s journey around the world takes us north to Germany and the wonderful food this country is known for. Germany cuisine has been influenced by neighboring regions as well as by changes in social and political parties over the centuries which results in variations from region to region.  Cakes and tarts […]

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Motivating Millennials: Traditional Engagement Is Not The Answer

Motivating Millennials: Traditional Engagement Is Not The Answer

Watch out Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers, the Millennials are on their way! The demographics of business are changing, and with it, the environment in which employees can best harness their talents. Gone are the days where communication is handwritten and hierarchy is strictly structured, and with this change comes new strategies that employers must understand […]

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