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Top Employee Engagement Trends Coming Out of 2020

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on Jan 19, 2021 12:23:03 PM

2020 was an unprecedented year for virtually every industry. We incurred a lot of sudden change back in March, and things never really slowed down from there. Despite the uncertainty we all felt at times last year, we certainly learned a lot. Now that we are coming up on a year living with the pandemic, it’s a great time to look back to see which lessons we should carry forward with us into 2021. Specifically, here are a few of the top engagement trends coming out of 2020.

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Retaining Top Talent in 2021

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on Jan 15, 2021 9:30:00 AM

A strong people development strategy is centered around coaching employees and guiding them toward growth as people and professionals. Once you’ve fostered a team of core contributors and high performers, you will want to make sure you make a conscious effort to keep them! Here are three strategies for retaining your business’ top talent in 2021.

Topics: retention Employee Engagement
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Truvelop Tip: Best Practices for Ensuring Rater Reliability During the Evaluation Process

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jan 12, 2021 3:25:44 PM

As a member of the Customer Success Team at Truvelop, Juliana Withers works directly with our customers and end users and is constantly looking for ways to improve the overall user experience. During one of her weekly calls, a customer recently asked about Rater Reliability and best practices for ensuring that her managers were consistently conducting fair and objective evaluations. And just like that, Carreen Kouts, HR Director of R2integrated, LLC inspired Juliana to add a new resource to our Knowledge Center.

Topics: Employee Evaluation Rater Reliability
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Taking a Modern Approach to Goal Setting in 2021

By Meryl Goeke and Juliana Withers, Truvelop Customer Success Team on Jan 5, 2021 10:57:50 AM

Our customers certainly took advantage of Truvelop’s technology last year to adopt a modern, continuous approach to performance management and development. In fact, our customers recorded the highest number of evaluations completed in a month and delivered the largest number of Sparks (real-time feedback and observations) in any 30-day period since launching the product in 2019.

Topics: Goal Setting
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A Year in Review: Our Most Popular Blogs of 2020

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on Dec 29, 2020 9:56:20 AM

2020 was a year no-one will ever forget. It brought challenges we never anticipated we would ever face - both personally and professionally. The companies that survived - and even thrived, adapted repeatedly. And each adaptation brought lessons.
As we finally move into 2021, we wanted to take a look back at our top-read blogs that focused on improvement and progression for our employees, our businesses, our strategies, and more.
Enjoy revisiting these blogs and the many tips and tricks included with each blog post. Please help us expand our community by following us on Facebook and LinkedIn and continue to visit’s blog for valuable insights into best practices in performance management, real-time feedback and employee engagement.
Wishing you a great start to the New Year!
Topics: Popular Blogs
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Celebrating 2 Years with Truvelop’s First Customer: First Financial

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on Dec 22, 2020 11:39:03 AM

Two years ago, in December 2018, we were preparing to launch our commercial product designed to help businesses revitalize their performance evaluation process. In 2021, we will celebrate our second year in the market. Our very first customer to adopt our continuous performance management and development methodology was First Financial Credit Union. We’re proud to report that we’re still working together to this day and we wanted to take some time to revisit and celebrate our fantastic journey together!

Topics: case study First Financial
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Lessons from 2020 to Inform Your 2021 Performance Management Strategy

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on Dec 17, 2020 4:03:55 PM

This past year has undoubtedly been an unexpected way to kick off the new decade. Amidst everything that made 2020 such an unprecedented year, we certainly learned a lot. Many aspects of our lives and businesses changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we feel stronger because of it! After living through our “new normal “ for nearly a year, it’s the perfect time to look back on our experiences to distill critical lessons that we can take with us as we move into 2021.

Topics: People Strategy
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By Samantha Bailey on Dec 16, 2020 1:31:59 PM

The world of performance reviews is changing, as many companies are moving toward more frequent performance reviews. Rather than providing feedback to an employee once or twice per year many employers are adopting a continuous performance management methodology. This is great news for employees as studies show that most employees prefer real-time feedback and despise the annual review process as it adds little to no value for the employee. The following are some recommendations for employees to help them adjust to a more frequent, modern approach to employee reviews and improve performance at the same time.

Topics: Continuous Performance Management
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Truvelop Tip: Mindfulness in the Workplace

By Samantha Clavelli, Customer Success Manager on Dec 10, 2020 11:00:07 AM

Later this week, Truvelop's Customer Success leader Sam Clavelli will host her fourth User Community Lunch and Learn session. Over 75 participants across our customer base have joined these Zoom sessions to learn about proactive management strategies and how best to engage team members using the Truvelop App.


Last session, the User Community talked about developing improvement plans and ensuring that feedback not only reflects on the past, but more importantly is forward-looking.

Topics: Mindfulness
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A Modern Approach to Performance Management. Why Truvelop?

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on Dec 3, 2020 2:37:25 PM

In the last 8 months talent management has been turned on its head. Remote workforce management is here to stay and the economic uncertainty created by the pandemic has caused many companies to reconsider or pause major investments in enterprise technology for human capital management (HCM) as many companies have shifted to remote work indefinitely. As we have seen from previous economic downturns, HR will inevitably fall victim to the recessionary environment if it hasn’t already – emphasizing the need for efficient, effective and less expensive HR technology tools.

Topics: 2021 Performance Management