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What if a short-term global assignment [were]
incentive for meeting deliverables, or employers
added a 'bleisure' element to a business trip for
executing a successful project on time and under
budget? What if companies looked to mobility
and leveraged it as a component of their rewards
program? It sounds ... well, rewarding. Think of
the possibilities for innovative companies, which
are already well positioned to tap into existing
mobility opportunities!"
Applying reward programs or travel experiences
such as these within the mobility industry can have
significant benefits. Offering relocation managers
the chance to spend time at another office outside
of their home country and work alongside their
colleagues in a new culture can go a very long way
toward increasing not only team connectivity, but
greater empathy toward and understanding of
what their globally mobile clients or associates and
their families are going through, too. (See "Two
Weeks in a Transferee's Shoes" in the January 2020
edition of Mobility.)
THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE POLICY
All these concepts are well and good. But before
implementing creative noncash ideas or programs to motivate employees, leadership needs to
understand the rationale for using them in order
to develop the right policy. "Companies have long
struggled with employee engagement and continue
to do so," according to "5 Reasons Why Employees
Prefer Noncash Incentives and Rewards," an article
on engagementtrends.com. And so, different forms of
incentive compensation programs are popular. But
noncash benefits do work, according to the article,
for the following reasons:
1. Cash (salary) is already the main work incentive.
Other cash rewards are quickly forgotten and provide very little long-term value to the business.
2. Tangible gifts have the symbolic, lasting value of
a trophy, making the employee feel proud and
important.
3. A desire to attain higher socio-professional status
drives employee engagement.
4. Gifts are part of our lives and environments. They
remind us of the occasion when they were given

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