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a. an additional payment made to employees as a means of increasing production
b. (as modifier): an incentive scheme
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A discount, contribution, or amenity offered to a lessee of a property or facility.
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"Let's create a financial incentive for a resident to divert and participate in the recycling program.
The use of financial incentives combined with the smartphone application did not result in a significant increase in physical activity (p>0.05).
"While most workers say they participate in these programs to improve their health, financial incentives are very effective at getting workers in the door," notes Paul Fronstin, director of EBRI's Health Research and Education Program, in Washington, D.C., and co-author of the analysis.
28 -- Kumar Sangakkara, Internationally renowned Sri Lankan cricket star has been getting rave comments on Facebook endorsing and expressing 'real belief' in his assertion that the President never asked him to be part of his campaign, or offered him financial incentives to do so.
"Selling into international markets is much more expensive than doing business closer to home and new financial incentives would help to offset this cost, providing a major incentive for growth."
Variables to be examined included nurses' age, gender, marital status, financial incentives, non-financial incentives and retention.
incentive programs, and determine which financial incentive regulations
The amendment would offer financial incentives to developers looking at rehabilitating brownfield sites--vacated properties that were previously used for commercial or industrial purposes--in rural areas.
Sydnor help add to our knowledge of the usefulness of financial incentives with their report on the results of just such a program introduced at the Midwest headquarters of a Fortune 500 company.
IT looks like David Cameron is to arm-twist councils into returning to weekly bin collections with financial incentives. He will no doubt be accused of blatant populism for this.
In contrast, significant majorities of doctors in the United Kingdom (89 percent), the Netherlands (81 percent), New Zealand (80 percent), Italy (70 percent) and Australia (65 percent) report some type of extra financial incentive or target support to improve primary-care capacity.

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