Entries by Darren Tracey

The Christmas party is cancelled. How will you celebrate instead?

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind year so it feels crazy that we’re already talking about the big C word. Christmas. At a time when we usually start parting with our Christmas party deposits and getting all excited about company festivities, there’s one thought in everyone’s mind – what is going to be the […]

Case study – Digital rewards make sure healthcare heroes are recognised

Summary A large UK healthcare provider, whose portfolio includes numerous care homes, found themselves unable to safely reward their staff with plastic gift cards following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK.   The challenge For more than three years previously, the client had been enjoying our Love2shop Gift Cards. While we always discuss our digital reward options […]

News: Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland delights 4,000 employees with the launch of the Leo Points recognition scheme

This week, hotel chain Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, has enhanced its employee value proposition, with the launch of a social recognition platform. Titled ‘Leo Points’, this peer-to-peer recognition system hands every employee the opportunity to publicly celebrate their colleagues’ achievements. That could be anything from chipping in to help prepare rooms […]

Christmas opening hours for 2019/20

We hope you and your team will be taking a well-earned break over Christmas. We trust you’ll take the chance to spend some time with your family and friends, and enjoy your Love2shop Gift Cards, Reward Codes and Vouchers. Our teams will also be taking a few days over Christmas to relax after another busy […]

The 15 most popular Appreciate blogs of 2019

Through 2019 we’ve published plenty of blogs. News, opinions, guides, resources and more. We’ve put together the most popular blogs from 2019, all in one place in case you missed anything during the year. Our biggest blogs of 2019 Rewards and incentives: how they’re different and how to use them Read time: 5 minutes “Incentives […]

Can you use Love2shop Vouchers online?

The short answer is no, there’s no way to use Love2shop vouchers online. That’s not the end of the story though. For anyone in need of an online reward, our catalogue has you well and truly covered. Love2shop Gift cards can be spent at selected online retailers The Love2shop Gift Card is one of the […]

Experts are right to worry about reward-only peer-to-peer schemes

In a recent interview with BBC’s Wake up to Money, Dr Monica Franco-Santos, Reader at Cranfield School of Management, warned of the potential dangers around reward-only peer-to-peer recognition schemes. An expert in compensation, Dr Franco-Santos argued that a cash, or cash-value, scheme only offers a temporary boost. Long term, they cause more problems than they […]