Hitching a “Smart Ride” & Using Awards to Motivate Ride Sharing

To further encourage the use of mass transit, Connecticut’s transportation officials are addressing other commuter concerns such as greater flexibility of train and bus schedules and an increased number of parking spaces at some train stations.

Annual Operating Costs for Vehicles
(Includes gas, oil, maintenance, tires, license, registration, insurance, taxes, depreciation and finance charges.)

Small Car Mid-size Car Large Car Sport Utility Van
10,000 miles/year $4,380 $5,140 $6,270 $5,980 $5,230
15,000 miles/year $5,565 $6,510 $7,095 $7,485 $6,690
20,000 miles/year $6,680 $7,780 $8,440 $8,620 $7,940

Source: American Automobile Association and Runzheimer International, 1996

Why Cash & Store Gift Certificate Incentives Often Fail

When you ask employees what they’d rather have, cash or a gift, they always say, “Oh, just give me the money.” So why is it that when you give them cash or cash substitutes like Gift Certificates to the local mall, it’s less effective than doing a gift program like ours? There are several reasons.

First, when you use cash or gift certificates you automatically lose HALF of every incentive dollar to taxes. There are important tax provisions that our programs help you take advantage of, which save you big bucks in income taxes. Notice what this article, published in Occupational Health & Safety, says… Read more

I’m Confused…

I’m confused . . .

Recently I was greatly honored to be asked to do a keynote speech at the Behavioral Safety Now (BSN) conference (www.behavioralsafetynow.com).

“Who, me?” I asked.

Most of you know that the folks at BSN have pretty much set the gold standard in behavior based safety (BBS) thought leadership for some time. In fact, I learned when I got there, that I was the only non-PhD keynote speaker ever in 17 years! Read more