ITA Group Celebrates 50 Years of Driving Employee Engagement

West Des Moines, Iowa, July 10, 2013  – This summer marks ITA Group’s 50th year creating and managing events, incentives and recognition programs. 

All designed to re-engage a disengaged workforce—a painful and costly thorn in the side of organizations everywhere. According to a Gallup study, the number of disengaged workers is staggering. The cost of that disengagement even more so—close to $550 billion annually.*

Profitability. Productivity. Recruitment and retention. Effective leadership. They all tie to engagement. It truly matters if employees are “checked in” and believe in what they’re doing every day. Alignment of people and mission is crucial in moving companies forward. And there’s no sign of that changing. That’s good news for 
ITA Group.

Gallup says “employee engagement continues to be an important predictor of company performance, even in a tough economy.”*

Solutions are vast and vary by industry. ITA Group has experience driving engagement in almost every industry—automotive, banking and finance, telecom, technology. ITA Group started as a travel company in 1963, but quickly grew to be a multi-million dollar provider of events, incentives and recognition. Today, more than 500 employee-owners thrive on helping incent, reward and motivate employees at top international companies. 

Tom Mahoney serves as CEO of ITA Group. His 26 years with the company have given him a unique perspective on the industry’s history—how much it’s evolved, as well as how ITA Group plans to stir passion and potential in people well into the future. 

“Our company, as well as the entire industry, is founded on the fact that people are the single most powerful driver of organizational success,” said Mahoney. “One of the smartest investments any company can make is tapping into the potential of people, regardless of the state of the economy. People will always be the strongest competitive edge for any business.”

We invite you to spend some time one-on-one with ITA Group CEO Tom Mahoney. Gain valuable insight into the changing face of employee engagement. Find out how ITA Group has been successful for 50 years and what we have planned for the next 50. We’ll give you a tour of our new state-of-the art office space, which was designed with input from our own people, and you can see our dramatic rebranding effort. 

*State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders ©2013 Gallup, Inc.