Keeping Employees Inspired at Year End

Corporate Incentive Planning Services in North Carolina

Finding motivation at the office can be challenging as the end of the year approaches. Employees are worn out from a long year, workload usually picks up, and on top of it all is the added stress of preparing for the holidays. You might be tempted to let office motivation fall to the wayside as… Read more »

Use These Tricks to Cut Costs on Your Incentive Travel Program

Professional Incentive Travel Solutions for Companies in NC

Incentive travel is one of the most effective tools a business can use to boost company productivity and build positive relationships with valuable employees. A luxury trip to an enticing destination is the perfect way to motivate your staff to work harder and show them how much you appreciate their hard work and loyalty! It… Read more »

Tips for Boosting Employee Morale

Corporate Meetings and Incentive Travel Services in North Carolina

Running a successful business comes with a lot of responsibility. A good leader knows though, that the key to a profitable enterprise is the hardworking employees that keep it running! Keeping your staff motivated day after day can prove to be a challenge. If you don’t put the time and effort into inspiring your people… Read more »

4 Benefits of Hiring a Motivational Speaker for Your Annual Conference

Meeting and Convention Services in North Carolina

There are a lot of options to consider when planning an annual business conference for your entire company or franchise organization to make it unique and rewarding for your participants. As you’re sifting through the possibilities for your agenda, it can be hard to determine whether your event and its attendees will truly benefit from… Read more »

Incentive Travel in Mexico: What You Need to Know

Professional Incentive Travel Services in North Carolina

When it comes to incentive travel, there are hundreds of incredible destinations to choose from to motivate and reward employees and customers alike. One of the most popular countries where businesses like to send their hardworking employees and loyal clients is Mexico! This destination offers several beautiful areas to choose from—each with its own special… Read more »

Is It More Productive to Offer Incentives to Employees or Customers?

With all the great corporate incentive opportunities out there, it can be difficult to determine if your business would benefit more from an employee or customer-oriented plan. Before HPM Associates can put our resources to work for you and design the best program to fit your company’s needs, take the time to explore the advantages… Read more »

How to Take Charge of Your Incentive Programs and Make Them Work

How to Take Charge of Your Incentive Programs

Your company may already have an incentive travel program in place, but is it working the way it should and getting results? For many organizations, the answer is no. Here’s how to take charge of your incentive programs and make them work for you: Examine your budget variance Does your incentive program cost more than… Read more »

Why You Need an Outsourced Event Planner for Your Corporate Event

Outsourced Event Planner

Planning a corporate event is no small task. Many people underestimate how overwhelming and labor-intensive it can be. Why not lessen your stress and rest assured that your event will go smoothly by hiring third-party help? Here’s why you need an outsourced event planner for your corporate event: Maintain productivity If your employees are spending… Read more »

How to Motivate Virtual Workers

Tips for Motivating Remote Workers

Studies have shown that about 70 percent of people all across the world work remotely at least once every week. There are also a lot of companies that are bringing employees on board and asking them to work remotely every day. This can help cut your company’s costs while still providing you with the manpower… Read more »

Incentive Trends for 2019

Meeting Incentive Trends

Every January, the Incentive Research Foundation releases their IRF Trends Study to highlight some of the trends that are expected to affect the incentive industry in the coming year. The organization put out their most recent 2019 study a few weeks ago and used it to point out 10 trends that they think will have… Read more »

Coaching with Horses Offers Great Benefits for Employees

Team Bonding Activities

Do you want to encourage your employees to work together more effectively and help motivate them like never before? There are several different team-building exercises that you can try. But you’re not going to find many that work as well as Coaching With Horses does. Coaching with Horses calls on people to work together to… Read more »

How Your Incentive Strategy Can Drive Business Outcomes

Incentive Travel Programs

Happy New Year! If you’re a business owner, here’s a tip for the New Year: use incentives to make your business goals a reality. Here’s how your incentive strategy can drive business outcomes: Match your incentive strategy to your goals In order to make your incentive strategy work for your company, make sure your strategy… Read more »

Tips for Planning an Outstanding Holiday Office Party

It’s that time of year again—time to plan the company holiday party! If you’ve been tasked with organizing the annual shindig, you might be wondering where to begin. Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are our top tips for planning an outstanding holiday office party: Pick a date after the New Year To avoid… Read more »

Rules for a Successful Incentive Travel Program

Do you want to light a spark under your employees and get them to work harder than they’ve ever worked before? One way to do it is by creating an incentive travel program for them. It’ll give your employees something to work towards, and as a bonus for you, it should lead to larger profits… Read more »

Four Incentive Travel Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Incentive Travel

How well do you know incentive travel? We’re willing to bet that you didn’t know these four incentive travel facts: Employees prefer travel to material rewards By now, you’ve probably heard that people become less satisfied with material things over time, whereas remembering positive experiences continues to make them happy. Companies are taking note and… Read more »

Popular Incentives to Motivate Your Customers

Customer Incentives

Do you want to motivate your customers to come back to your business over and over again? You can begin by offering them a superior product or service that they just can’t get anywhere else. But you can also take things to the next level by coming up with creative ways to give customers all… Read more »

How to Run an Ideal Meeting

Business Meeting Tips

Are you in the process of planning an important meeting? You should avoid making the meeting too structured or too free-flowing. Most people respond best to meetings that are somewhat structured while also offering up the opportunity to veer off-track when appropriate. They also like meetings that aren’t too long and that provide them with… Read more »

Business Meeting Site Selection 101

Destination Meetings

Choosing the right destination for a business meeting is more challenging than you might think. You might be under the impression that picking a destination is as simple as finding a place that has the conference rooms and space you need to conduct successful meetings. But there are so many other things to consider. It’s… Read more »

All About the Hospitality Industry Legal Tax Cuts

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

First introduced in early November 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law by President Trump in late December 2017. It called for a number of changes to be made to the Internal Revenue Code, including many that have impacted the hospitality industry. It’s important for you to get a… Read more »

Benefits of CSR-Friendly Incentive Travel Trips

Incentive Travel

Many companies have been using incentive travel programs for years now in an effort to motivate their employees. But more and more these days, companies are choosing to send their employees on incentive travel trips while also keeping corporate social responsibility in mind. Employees are getting the chance to visit unique locations while, at the… Read more »

2018 Incentive Travel Trends

Incentive Travel Trends

Travel has always been one of the big incentives that many employers have offered to their employees for doing a great job. But like all things, incentive travel trends have come and gone over the years as employers have found new ways to keep their employees motivated with enhanced travel options. 2018 is no different… Read more »

How Incentive Travel Motivates and Inspires Employees

Benefits of Incentive Travel

Are you having trouble motivating your employees at work? There are many businesses that attempt to fix this problem by offering periodic raises and cash incentives to their employees. But there is actually a much more effective way to do it. Incentive travel will give your employees the chance to earn trips based on their… Read more »

Our Favorite Award Winning Hotels

Finding the right hotel for a corporate business meeting or incentive travel program isn’t just about the location: sure, proximity to the airport is important, but that’s not what makes a great stay. The right hotel needs to have many attributes, including helpful staff, delicious restaurants and bars, comfortable and stylish accommodations, and more. Here… Read more »

Why You’ll Love Our Customized Trip Plans

At HPM Associates, we can help you plan your next big meeting or conference. But we want you to know that we specialize in doing more than just reserving meeting rooms and setting up equipment for companies that need a hand. We also specialize in creating customized trip plans, both for companies that are planning… Read more »

Planning a Successful Awards Trip and/or Awards Ceremony

Planning a Successful Awards Trip and/or Awards Ceremony

Planning an awards trip for your company can be a great way to boost morale and show your employees you really care about them and the work they do. But setting up the trip and the highlight of the awards ceremony can be daunting tasks, especially if you have never done it before. Check out… Read more »

Benefits of Business Meetings in a Tropical Setting

Benefits of Business Meetings in a Tropical Setting

Are you in the process of planning a business meeting right now? If so, you could go ahead and book a stuffy meeting room in your city to host it. But chances are, you’re not going to end up having a very productive meeting if you take that approach. Instead, you should consider holding your… Read more »

The Benefits of All-Inclusive Resorts for Meetings and Incentive Programs

Los Palafitos

If you are thinking of planning an incentive program or corporate meeting, you might want to consider exploring the world of all-inclusive resorts. HPM Associates can help you plan a variety of programs at an all-inclusive resort that suits your company’s profile, goals, and budget. We have been working with all-inclusive resorts since their inception… Read more »

Some Culinary Aspects of Corporate Meetings

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A large part of planning a business meeting is making sure the food served enhances the entire experience. The food portion of a corporate event often determines its overall atmosphere and success. If you are responsible for hosting business meetings, don’t forget the importance of well-planned menus. Consider Your Location One thing that HPM Associates… Read more »

Importance of Team Building

Improving Employee Relationships

Many companies invest in quality office furniture, advanced technology, and high-end marketing tactics. However, if your company is looking to invest in things that will produce long-term benefits, consider investing in creative, innovative, team building practices. Encouraging employees to bond through team building activities can help create a positive work environment and strengthen working relationships…. Read more »

The Benefits of Offering Incentive Travel Programs

Quebec City Destination

If you’ve thought about rewarding excellence in your company with incentive travel programs, perhaps you already understand how they can improve your business results. Incentive travel programs can benefit customers and employees, including this type of reward is something that all companies should consider. If you have customers that have remained faithful to your business… Read more »

How to Host a Successful Meeting

High Performance Meetings

There is so much that goes into planning a successful business meeting. Planning a successful meeting takes a significant amount of time and attention to detail. HPM Associates can help you plan successful meetings that will accomplish your goals and objectives, regardless of what they are. Business meetings are held for a variety of reasons,… Read more »

Importance of Building Relationships with Customers

Relationship and Customer Relationships

HPM Associates is focused on helping successful businesses create relationships with their customers.  Forming a loyal customer base is a must for a business, and you should be doing whatever you can to create one. There are a variety of ways that you can help to foster relationships with your customers. Forming a solid relationship… Read more »