Articles By Iain Thomson

Why a good boss is the best incentive of all

Who was the best boss you ever had? With a bit of luck, there will have been at least one in your career. The chances are they were the kind of person who was patient, and even kind, taking time to bring out the best of your skills and experience. A good boss will bring their employees on. A great boss inspires them to go even further...

Posted in Incentivising Performance, Incentive and Recognition, Sales Incentives, Channel Incentives, Incentive Solutions

by Iain Thomson on Dec 1, 2017 2:36:31 PM
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Iain Thomson

Iain Thomson is Director of Incentive & Recognition at Sodexo, our leading expert in incentivising, rewarding and recognising employees and developing engaging company values.

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by Iain Thomson on Oct 26, 2017 4:01:10 PM
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by Iain Thomson on Sep 14, 2017 2:17:38 PM
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by Iain Thomson on Sep 14, 2017 1:34:48 PM
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How to find on-brand staff incentives and rewards

keeping incentive and recognition in line with your image and ethos On and off-brand aren't new phrases, but they've definitely become buzzwords over the past few years – mostly because social media ...

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by Iain Thomson on Sep 14, 2017 1:26:59 PM
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Everyone loves a discount! Don't they? Staff discounts are one of the most popular employee benefits out there, and the impacts are obvious. People save money – and everyone loves saving money! 

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Employee Discounts

by Iain Thomson on Aug 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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What Employees Really Think About Workplace Culture

Infographic: A great workplace culture makes all the difference When it comes to building a workplace culture, it all starts with making sure that you take care of your employees. A culture that ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Incentive and Recognition, Infographic

by Iain Thomson on Aug 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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When It Comes to Workplace Culture, Don’t Forget the Small Stuff

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Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Incentive and Recognition

by Iain Thomson on Aug 2, 2017 3:01:00 PM
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Posted in Incentive and Recognition, Sales Incentives, Cinema Rewards, Incentive Solutions

by Iain Thomson on Jul 27, 2017 9:45:28 AM
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Five Ways to Reward Remote Workers

Making sure everyone feels valued, wherever they work A workforce is made up of tonnes of different types of workers. You have full-time staff, part-time staff, those who work remotely, and plenty of ...

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by Iain Thomson on Jul 19, 2017 2:00:00 PM
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