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Tips for Improving Talent Management

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 30, 2022 2:07:48 PM

According to Gallup’s 2022 State of the Global Workplace Report, just 33% of North American employees feel engaged at work. Reasons cited for disengagement included unfair treatment, unmanageable workload, unclear communication from managers, lack of manager support, and unreasonable time pressures.

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Considering the Employee Experience

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jun 28, 2022 1:20:08 PM

Last week, our Customer Success Team led another Lunch and Learn for the managers in our user community.  In Considering the Employee Experience, our audience explored what all encompasses the employee experience and how they, as managers, can impact their team's journey.  We heard a lot of amazing best practices and insights from our audience about how they've been able to leverage Truvelop to connect with their team, strengthen their relationships at the front-line, and have productive, data-driven development conversations on a regular basis.  Here's a quick summary about some of the topics we covered during one of our best Lunch and Learn's yet:

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How to Develop Leaders

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 23, 2022 11:38:54 AM

U.S. businesses spend $170 billion – BILLION – on leadership development programs. Leadership matters. However, leadership doesn’t magically happen because of a role or title. Businesses fail when they assume managers are leaders.

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Advocate for the Employee Experience

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jun 21, 2022 9:47:17 AM

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Engaging Hourly Employees

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 16, 2022 10:56:55 AM

Hourly workers make up 60% of the workforce, yet there are few technology solutions to help managers foster engagement and manage the performance of this critical employee base.

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Welcome BKM

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jun 14, 2022 1:19:10 PM

We are so excited to welcome Burdette, Koehler, Murphy, and Associates to the Truvelop family! BKM is an engineering firm out of Baltimore that came to us after a referral from our friends over at Design Collective.  

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Intentional Leadership Development

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 9, 2022 10:44:17 AM

Bernard Banks, a clinical professor of management and associate dean for leadership development at the Kellogg School who spent 25 years in the U.S. Army before retiring in 2016 as a Brigadier General, shared back in 2017, “All effective leaders are effective leader developers. The challenge becomes, are companies growing the leaders they need for today or the leaders they need for tomorrow?”

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Have a Meaningful Pulse Check

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jun 8, 2022 9:51:28 AM

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What You Missed in May

By The Truvelop Team on Jun 2, 2022 2:36:45 PM

 

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Leveraging Different Leadership Styles to Connect with Your Team

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on May 31, 2022 1:21:33 PM

Last week, Customer Success Team Member Juliana Withers hosted May's Truvelop User Community Lunch and Learn about Leveraging Different Leadership Styles to Connect with Your TeamGreg Moran, Co-Founder of Evergreen Mountain Equity Group and founder and former CEO of Harver (Outmatch), was our guest speaker and shed incredible insight on how important leadership is for successfully trailblazing a direction forward, especially for young organizations or organizations in transition.  In all of our group discussions, we heard a lot of amazing ideas and perspectives from our user community, making this Lunch and Learn one of our best ones yet.   

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Mental Health Awareness During The Great Resignation

By Isabelle Clavelli on May 26, 2022 10:45:37 AM

More than 47 million American workers quit their jobs in 2021, half of which claim to have left due to mental health issues, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Customer Success Story: CST Group

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success Team on May 24, 2022 12:12:48 PM

Back in September 2020, CST Group was looking to solve for their performance management strategy, a process that was quickly becoming a problem. Like many organizations that decide to partner with Truvelop, CST Group tried to manage performance and development through an in-office system using Excel spreadsheets. This performance review process was too time consuming, managers didn’t know how to assess team members, and most importantly – it was clunky, inefficient and added little to no value for the team member.

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Inside the App: Spark Encouragement

By Isabelle Clavelli on May 19, 2022 2:43:05 PM

Companies of all sizes and across all industries are laser-focused on combatting employee turnover and improving retention. In a confusing environment full of the unknown as the world figures out how to address a virus that keeps evolving, businesses are struggling to maintain their culture and foster engagement.

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Proactively Reinforce Support

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on May 17, 2022 12:43:39 PM

In addition to our Manager-facing messaging that goes out twice a month, our Customer Success Team shares best practices for Team Members as well.  These messages highlight how they can leverage Truvelop to further their own growth and development, while also strengthening their relationships and boosting their engagement. Here's an excerpt from May's Team Member Truvelop Tip:

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Inside the App: Identifying Potential Leaders

By Isabelle Clavelli on May 12, 2022 2:34:09 PM

We have frequently advised businesses battling the Great Resignation to look within when identifying candidates for new roles as an alternative to pushing the boulder up the recruitment hill.

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Be Creative with a Flexible Tool

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on May 10, 2022 1:55:05 PM

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Inside the App: Data is the Foundation

By Isabelle Clavelli on May 5, 2022 12:15:12 PM

The Truvelop app is a comprehensive tool but like many tools, the information put into it determines how well it performs.

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What You Missed in April

By The Truvelop Team on May 3, 2022 1:55:42 PM

Managers are the first line of defense against low engagement and turnover.  They interact with their teams every day and have the ability to influence an employee's development journey and overall experience.  In fact, Managers account for nearly 70% of variance in employee engagement (Gallup).  That's why April's content focused in on what it means to be a good Manager, and more importantly what steps can a Manager take to become an effective and inspiring leader.  

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Customer Success Story: Managers into Leaders

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Apr 29, 2022 10:46:34 AM

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Inside the App: Individual Development Plan

By Isabelle Clavelli on Apr 28, 2022 5:00:00 AM

As we have frequently shared, the key to winning the war on talent is fostering a culture that values internal growth. Opportunities for advancement and professional development rank high in surveys – not only will this type of investment help engage the employee, but it will also drive production for the employer.

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CHRA Post-Conference Reflection

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on Apr 27, 2022 10:11:14 AM

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Overcoming Barriers to Leadership Development

By Isabelle Clavelli on Apr 26, 2022 11:12:19 AM

Leadership growth requires skills development and experience, but it can at times be impacted by barriers – real or imagined. Overcoming these barriers is important to ensure that a leader can truly grow and develop.

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Inside the App: Time to Hire or Replace

By Isabelle Clavelli on Apr 21, 2022 2:14:33 PM

Turnover is hard – and expensive. Even though we’re in the midst of a revolving door of exiting employees, it’s hard to consider intentionally letting someone go. However, an employee who isn’t carrying their weight and leaving colleagues to pick up the slack could cause the loss of good employees. It can be challenging to terminate an employee, but sometimes there simply is no room for improvement because performance or behavior is poor, therefore replacing an employee is the optimal way to mitigate risk.

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Product Summit 2022

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success Team on Apr 20, 2022 1:10:56 PM

Thank you to everyone who attended our Product Summit yesterday!

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The Manager Influence

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Apr 20, 2022 10:51:42 AM

Yesterday, we held our first in-person Lunch and Learn, hosted by our friends at Harkins Builders in Columbia, Maryland. Special thank you to everyone who was able to make it! We had so much fun seeing our users in person and exploring the topic of Am I a Good Manager?  

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Ways to Identify a Leader

By Isabelle Clavelli on Apr 19, 2022 3:40:44 PM

Building a pipeline of leaders internally is smart succession planning and a great way to retain employees. As many employers struggle to find a magic potion for reducing impact amidst the Great Resignation, a simple solution could be creating a culture that values and recognizes employee contributions. When companies invest in their employees, they can build a legacy of leaders who are passionate, loyal and committed to serving the organization for the long run.

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Inside the App: Managing Employees Anywhere

By Isabelle Clavelli on Apr 14, 2022 3:31:14 PM

Performance management has changed drastically over the past two years. Regardless if employees were already part of a distributed workforce or learning how to work remotely for the first time, expectations and performance demands have shifted, adding a new layer of challenges for managers.

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Introducing Managers into Leaders

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Apr 13, 2022 10:47:59 AM

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Managers vs. Leaders

By Isabelle Clavelli on Apr 12, 2022 12:00:08 PM

The terms manager and leader are often used interchangeably, however, they are two very different roles. Unfortunately, many businesses fail to prepare employees for a leadership track, instead, throwing them into management roles and wondering why they aren’t serving as better leaders.

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Inside the App: Employee Development

By Isabelle Clavelli on Apr 7, 2022 12:34:59 PM

Professional development is important for organizations to maintain engagement with employees, boost morale, and improve productivity.

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Confidence is Contagious

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Apr 6, 2022 12:51:48 PM

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Professional Development For The Win

By Isabelle Clavelli on Apr 5, 2022 12:22:21 PM

The first quarter of 2022 has come to a close and recruitment remains one of the top challenges for HR leaders. Despite increases in pay, flexibility and perks, hiring new candidates is still a tough nut to crack. With so many businesses competing for talent, pay and perks are not enough.

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Inside the App: Adaptive Management

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 31, 2022 11:23:19 AM

We are living in world of constant change – social, cultural, technological. Managers are often left to figure out how to support their team members on their own with little training or resources. With a performance coaching platform like Truvelop, managers can learn how to adapt and proactively support employees to improve engagement and reduce turnover.

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What You Missed in March

By The Truvelop Team on Mar 30, 2022 11:54:44 AM

One of the greatest traits a Team Member can have these days is resiliency. With an ever-changing workplace landscape, being able to roll with the punches is extremely valuable.  That's why March's content focus was on building a growth mindset.  With a growth mindset, Team Members can become comfortable with the uncomfortable, view challenges as learning opportunities, and are able to bounce back from setbacks with greater ease.  When your team has a strong growth mindset, they're more resilient, have higher engagement, stronger interpersonal relationships, and are overall more likely to be retained.  

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Empathy in the Workplace

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 29, 2022 11:43:14 AM

Following two years that have thrown employees into a masterclass for change management and adaptation, companies are exploring how to be more empathetic when engaging with team members.

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Inside the App: Spark Motivation

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 24, 2022 10:49:49 AM

While there are many reasons why employees leave an organization, one of the common reasons is lack of motivation. Following two years of change and anxiety fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing workload, and evolving expectations, many employees are feeling deflated.

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Customer-Centric Product Approach

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success Team on Mar 23, 2022 6:49:57 PM

Why does Truvelop prioritize a customer-centric product design?

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Increase Workplace Productivity

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 22, 2022 12:52:48 PM

It should be no surprise to managers that employees are struggling to manage schedules and increased workloads in an ever-changing work environment. This could be resulting in decreased productivity as team members are challenged to prioritize and juggle competing demands.

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Inside the App: Facilitating a Growth Mindset

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 18, 2022 10:29:32 AM

When Team Members have a strong growth mindset, they are less likely to become discouraged or demotivated when presented with a challenge or a setback. Instead, they embrace the opportunity for growth. With so many organizations focusing on retention, having individual contributors that are resilient and engaged is a top priority.

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Facilitating a Growth Mindset

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Mar 16, 2022 5:38:40 PM

In March's Lunch and Learn, Facilitating a Growth Mindset, our users took a deep dive into how they can foster resilience and retention by shifting the perspective of their teams.  In an ever-evolving work world, having Team Members who can face challenges with confidence is a trait that helps everyone thrives.  Having even just one Team Member who is stuck in a fixed mindset can slow progress.  In this month's Lunch and Learn, our users exchanged ideas and best practices for how they can facilitate a growth mindset in their check-in discussions, developing long-term resilience amongst their team.  

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Corporate Culture

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 15, 2022 1:51:25 PM

There are a lot of trends developing around corporate culture as companies explore ways to engage employees in what is becoming a permanently remote workforce, and attract new talent.

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Inside the App: Coaching

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 10, 2022 3:50:15 PM

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Facilitate a Growth Mindset

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Mar 9, 2022 10:14:43 AM

One of the many benefits of Truvelop is the messaging our Customer Success team sends to leaders and managers on the 1st and 15th of every month. Through Truvelop Tips, we share best practices, proactive recommendations, and quicks tips with end users on various topics. Here is an excerpt from the most recent Truvelop Tip: Facilitate a Growth Mindset.

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HR Trends of 2022 Beyond the Great Resignation

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 8, 2022 1:01:51 PM

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Inside the App: Leveraging Technology

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 3, 2022 11:30:17 AM

For HR leaders struggling to reduce the seemingly never-ending tasks, and optimize time to dedicate to more collaborative strategy, investing in new HR technology is a priority in 2022. Especially for companies already struggling with talent retention, HR teams need support to reduce burn-out.

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What You Missed in February

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Mar 2, 2022 10:47:38 AM

With retention continuing to be a major focus for many organizations, we wanted to get creative with how we can engage, motivate, and inspire employees.  When Managers are caught up in the day-to-day, it can be easy to forget about all that an employee has achieved.  However, when we take a moment to pause and reflect, we can highlight the unique attributes that the employee brings to the team and organization's overall success.  Everyone plays a crucial role, so let's remind our employees that their contribution matters.  

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HR Burnout

By Isabelle Clavelli on Mar 1, 2022 10:31:46 AM

Among all the discussions related to the Great Recession, there is little reference to the impact on HR leaders. The combined challenges of finding new ways to recruit and retain talent along with addressing the concerns of employees is taking a toll.

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Customer Success Story: Independence Housing Authority

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Feb 25, 2022 11:07:57 AM

Independence Housing Authority, based out of Independence, Missouri, is dedicated to the creation and maintenance of quality affordable housing, fostering a community founded on respect and decency.  That same foundation of respect and decency is afforded to their staff as well, as they leverage Truvelop to increase transparent communication focused on growth and support.   

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Inside the App: Setting Goals

By Isabelle Clavelli on Feb 24, 2022 4:05:31 PM

The old performance management playbook has been thrown out the window. Neither managers nor employees see any value in an annual, one-sided review, and are discovering the benefits of collaboration in developing work plans and goals that help employees remain focused and motivated, and help managers increase retention.

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What Makes a Meaningful Performance Check-In?

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Feb 23, 2022 1:13:50 PM

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Return to the Office

By Isabelle Clavelli on Feb 22, 2022 3:35:19 PM

As the latest wave of COVID cases subsides, companies are again revisiting a return to the office. What once was a common, familiar space, following two years of predominantly remote work, the office is an unknown environment leaving many employees anxious.

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Welcome MahlerClean

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success Team on Feb 16, 2022 10:00:00 AM

We are excited to welcome MahlerClean to our growing customer base! MahlerClean is the direct result of our partnership with BSCAI – Building Service Contractors Association International.

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Employee Recognition

By Isabelle Clavelli on Feb 15, 2022 12:53:01 PM

Employee appreciation and recognition for a job well done – contributions big and small – can be instrumental in boosting engagement and retention.

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Inside the App: Motivation

By Isabelle Clavelli on Feb 10, 2022 12:46:20 PM

Motivation. It’s what drives behavior. Motivation is an important factor in performance and satisfaction.

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Show Team Members Their Contribution Matters

By Meryl Goeke and Juliana Withers, Truvelop Customer Success Team on Feb 9, 2022 10:15:00 AM

One of the many benefits of Truvelop is the messaging our Customer Success team sends to leaders and managers on the 1st and 15th of every month. Through Truvelop Tips, Meryl Goeke & Juliana Withers share best practices, proactive recommendations, and quicks tips with end users on various topics. This month, we are focusing on celebrating our individual contributors. Here is an excerpt from the most recent Truvelop Tip: Show Team Members Their Contribution Matters.

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Organizational Culture

By Isabelle Clavelli on Feb 8, 2022 12:47:12 PM

Organizational culture is defining the way we work today. It drives talent recruitment and engagement, and impacts productivity.

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Inside the App: Team Collaboration

By Isabelle Clavelli on Feb 3, 2022 12:04:50 PM

As companies navigate a third year of shifts and adaptive work environments, leaders continue to struggle to figure out the best ways to foster communication and collaboration among team members.

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What You Missed in January

By The Truvelop Team on Feb 2, 2022 11:32:00 AM

For 2022, we're rethinking the way we approach retention.  With many organizations still facing the aftermath of the Great Resignation, we wanted to deliver best practices and resources to our community as they rebuild.  Each month we will be covering a different topic, all of which can contribute to stronger engagement, motivation, trust, and most importantly, retention.  For January, we placed the focus on Setting the Tone.  From goal-setting to onboarding, we want to make sure our employees feel invested in their futures with our organization.  

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Creating a Diverse Workforce

By Isabelle Clavelli on Feb 1, 2022 11:14:25 AM

It is no surprise that organizations across all industries are recommitting or increasing their commitment to DEI. According to an article in Venture Beat, 79% of companies are planning to allocate more budget and resources to DEI in 2022.

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Customer Success Story: DP Solutions

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success Team on Jan 31, 2022 9:30:00 AM

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Inside the App: Rater Reliability

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jan 27, 2022 2:31:58 PM

More companies are adopting ongoing, real-time evaluations versus annual reviews, which aligns with employee requests for more frequent evaluations that help them grow and develop, and respond to challenges more immediately.

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Employee-Facing Truvelop Tips

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jan 26, 2022 1:53:26 PM

As part of our ongoing customer success strategy, our team sends out Truvelop Tips twice a month to all of the Managers from our client base.  These messages highlight different management and development best practices and how Managers can be optimizing their Truvelop experience.  These have been a great way to engage our Managers and keep bringing them back to the app.  

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Future of Work

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jan 25, 2022 1:45:29 PM

The last two years have required companies and HR teams to rethink how we work. But the adaptation and evolving expectations of employees can’t be restricted to the impact of the pandemic. If companies are going to compete in the raging war on talent, HR strategies have to continually focus on the future of work.

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Inside the App: Tips for Engaging Employees

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jan 20, 2022 12:15:36 PM

It’s a new year and an opportunity for a fresh start with your team! Whether you’ve been using the Truvelop app for the past year or just a few weeks, take the time to put together a plan that will help you maximize the use of the tool to improve engagement with your team.

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Welcome TEI Electrical Solutions

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success Team on Jan 20, 2022 8:45:42 AM

We are excited to welcome TEI Electrical Solutions to our growing customer base! Adding to our group of clients in construction and electrical contracting, TEI is leveraging our mobile solution to increase communication and real-time feedback. TEI is the direct result of a customer referral from our friends at Harkins Builders.

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New Year, New Hires: Onboarding Best Practices

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jan 19, 2022 2:14:00 PM

Today we hosted our monthly Truvelop User Community Lunch and Learn and focused on the topic of onboarding.  With so many organizations recovering from the Great Resignation and rebuilding their numbers, onboarding has been a top priority to start 2022.  For that reason, we wanted to explore different Onboarding Best Practices and highlight the tools and resources available within Truvelop to help.  Whether it's sending an Onboarding Spark or using one of our Individual Development Planning, we're here to help our users onboard their new hires with ease.  

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Employee Happiness

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jan 18, 2022 3:12:28 PM

The holidays have come and gone. Excitement for the new year is fading. The dark, cold days of winter are upon us. For many, this time of year can have a negative effect mentally and emotionally, but with seemingly no end in sight to the pandemic and the subsequent restrictions and chaos of daily life can make this a particularly challenging time for your employees.

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Inside the App: Tips for Employees

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jan 13, 2022 11:16:18 AM

Truvelop is a performance management app to help managers engage and retain employees, however, it is designed to foster two-way communication so that employees can be actively involved in their professional development.

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Welcome Design Collective!

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jan 12, 2022 9:49:54 AM

Welcome Design Collective!  Last month, we began the onboarding process of our newest customer, Design Collective, an architecture firm with offices out of Baltimore and Chicago. Daphne Sarra, HR Manager, and Linda Fidazzo, Director of HR and Office Management, shared:

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Recruiting in 2022

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jan 11, 2022 2:24:26 PM

The labor market isn’t getting any better. This is what many business and HR experts are calling an unprecedented environment as an aging workforce retires, a younger workforce demands higher pay and flexibility, and mid-career professionals are increasingly entering the gig economy.

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Inside the App: Fostering Communication

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jan 6, 2022 1:39:09 PM

Cultivating a diverse team is a great goal, but cultivating collaboration among a diverse team with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives can be challenging for a manager, experienced or not. Gone are the days when employees come to work, put their heads down, complete their tasks and go home. Employees today want to be part of the conversation, have their ideas heard, and feel valued.

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What You Missed in December

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jan 5, 2022 10:28:12 AM

In December, we saw a theme of Meaningful Reflection to Renew Commitment.  At the end of every year, people tend to reflect on all that occurred these past twelve months.  From major milestones and achievements, to obstacles and rough patches, there is a lot to sift through.  However, if we approach reflection with the intention of identifying takeaways to shape a better year ahead, then it can become a meaningful exercise that helps grow.  

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2022 HR Trends

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jan 4, 2022 12:29:12 PM

As we kick off the year 2022, it can be difficult to avoid feeling a little stuck in Groundhog’s Day as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Are we back to the office or back at home? Do we require vaccines? Boosters? Masks? How do we manage travel and meeting policies? What’s the best way to engage employees to boost talent retention?

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Inside the App: Goal Setting

By Isabelle Clavelli on Dec 23, 2021 1:02:04 PM

The holidays are upon us and as teams complete last-minute tasks and wind down planning for the new year, motivation can be low. However, a return from break in the new year typically results in a burst of excitement and new energy, and managers should direct that motivation in an impactful way.

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Welcome GNA!

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Dec 22, 2021 11:14:43 AM

Welcome Gladstein, Neandross, and Associates!  Last month, we had the opportunity to onboard one of our latest customers, GNA, a leading clean transportation and energy consulting firm based out of Santa Monica, California.  As we finished up our trainings, Director of Personnel and Culture, Michael Trust, shared,  

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HR Tech 2021

By Isabelle Clavelli on Dec 21, 2021 1:48:44 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of new HR technologies, driving innovation and more efficient ways of engaging and managing employees.

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Inside the App: Analyzing Talent Landscape

By Isabelle Clavelli on Dec 16, 2021 2:27:07 PM

As the year winds down to a close and managers reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the year, understanding the talent landscape is critical to effective planning for the new year.

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Using Meaningful Reflection to Renew Commitment

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Dec 15, 2021 2:07:01 PM

One of the many ways that Truvelop supports our customers is by offering monthly user community Lunch and Learns.  Each month has it's own theme that looks at current performance trends, how it may be affecting a Manager's experience, and what Managers can be doing to grow and develop as leaders for their teams.  In December's User Community Lunch and Learn, Truvelop Managers came together to learn about the importance of reflection and the different types of reflection they can be using. They also reviewed the various tools in Truvelop that can help make the reflection process as easy as possible, such as our Generate Report tool, Meaningful Touchpoints Guides, and Individual Development Plans. Lastly, Managers explored how they can connect their 2021 reflection process to their 2022 commitments by identifying any gaps and obstacles, and how they can overcome those barriers to success.  

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Hire Within To Combat The Great Resignation

By Isabelle Clavelli on Dec 14, 2021 2:02:01 PM

As employers look at how to fill positions as the Great Recession rages on, a simple solution could be to look internally and develop strategies for hiring within. However, it can be a struggle to find an existing team member with the right skill set for the vacant role, so employers need to double down on training and upskilling opportunities.

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Inside the App: What Makes a Strong Evaluation?

By Isabelle Clavelli on Dec 9, 2021 1:26:18 PM

Evaluations of the past are no longer relevant. The days of evaluating every employee by the same metrics are gone.

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Customer Success Story: Harkins Builders

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Dec 8, 2021 10:16:28 AM

As one of our original customers, we started our journey with Harkins Builders out of Columbia, Maryland back in September 2019.  When Harkins decided to partner with Truvelop, they were looking to: 

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Motivating Employees

By Isabelle Clavelli on Dec 7, 2021 1:57:50 PM

For many managers, maintaining employee engagement and morale can be a difficult challenge. Especially when a manager has a high-producing team and one that is seemingly satisfied in their jobs.

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Inside the App: Preparing for the New Year

By Isabelle Clavelli on Dec 2, 2021 2:08:42 PM

As we near the end of 2021, many companies are preparing for year-end reviews. However, if you have been using the Truvelop app, you have been conducting reviews all year long and now you can use that data to help your team prepare for the new year.

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What You Missed in November

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Dec 1, 2021 10:36:00 AM

In November, we saw a theme of Giving Thanks to Give It Your All.  With the holidays and the new year coming up, it is time to take stock of what we appreciate most in our day-to-day.  Reflecting on the positives can help to bring a lighter perspective on our experiences and boost morale, motivation, and engagement.  Practicing gratitude can even improve our relationships! When we take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for, we are able to return to our work, refreshed and refocused, with a clear sense of our purpose.  As we enter the final push of the year, that sense of purpose can carry us through successfully.  

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Mindfulness in the Workplace Holiday Stress

By Isabelle Clavelli on Nov 30, 2021 1:53:59 PM

The holidays can be a joyful time filled with celebration and time to unwind at year’s end. But with all the preparation for the holidays can come added stress in the workplace as employees frantically wrap up projects and plan for the new year before taking a much-needed holiday break.

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In Review: BSCAI Contracting Success Conference

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Nov 24, 2021 8:16:13 AM

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Tips For Employee Communication

By Isabelle Clavelli on Nov 23, 2021 10:39:20 AM

As employers source new talent to combat the Great Resignation, they are overlooking the growing burden and stress on current employees left to pick up the extra work. As these employees burn out, the turnover grows, increasing the talent recruitment challenges for employers.

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Inside the App: Effective Coaching

By Isabelle Clavelli on Nov 18, 2021 12:55:26 PM

Recently, we shared the importance of delivering ongoing feedback to keep employees motivated and engaged. Feedback helps foster two-way communication to maintain employee engagement and drive productivity.

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Build Gratitude Into Your Routine

By Meryl Goeke and Juliana Withers, Truvelop Customer Success Team on Nov 17, 2021 9:14:47 AM

Here at Truvelop, we’re incredibly thankful to all of our dedicated users. Our fundamental purpose is to create the best possible experience for our Truvelop community. Creating meaningful relationships and encouraging positive development opportunities is what inspires us, and hearing what our customers have to say is what motivates us to strive to be the best. This has been an amazing journey and we couldn't have done it without our Truvelop community!

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Delivering Feedback

By Isabelle Clavelli on Nov 16, 2021 2:45:27 PM

Employees crave feedback. According to OfficeVibe, 96% of employees say they want to hear feedback regularly.

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Inside the App: Fostering Team Communication

By Isabelle Clavelli on Nov 11, 2021 10:21:39 AM

According to studies, 57% of employees report not being given clear directions and 69% of managers are not comfortable communicating with employees in general. Add in a remote or hybrid work environment with schedules that make it difficult for face time or even knowing which colleagues are in-person or virtual, and fostering ongoing communication can be a real challenge.

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Giving Thanks to Give It Your All

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Nov 10, 2021 5:51:34 PM

Earlier today, Customer Success Team Member Juliana Withers hosted November's Truvelop User Community Lunch and Learn.  This month's topic was all about Giving Thanks to Give It Your All. With the holidays quickly approaching, our team wanted to take a moment to reflect and give thanks. Practicing regular gratitude has been shown to improve physical and mental health, strengthen relationships, and decrease stress. With so many positives associated with expressing gratitude, we decided to highlight some examples of how Managers can express gratitude to their team, to their organization, and to themselves.  Juliana finished the Lunch and Learn with a guided gratitude meditation, leaving everyone feeling a bit more centered and refocused for their afternoons. 

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Employees Leave Managers

By Isabelle Clavelli on Nov 9, 2021 12:42:30 PM

Studies have found that one of the top reasons employees cite for leaving a job is management.

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Inside the App: Spark Encouragement Motivation

By Isabelle Clavelli on Nov 4, 2021 11:08:38 AM

Evaluations are great ways to document performance and productivity, but they don’t always tell the whole story. Context matters and ongoing communication with employees is important to understanding why a team member may be behaving a certain way or not performing to standards.

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What You Missed in October

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Nov 3, 2021 2:48:40 PM

In October, we saw a theme of putting the focus on retention.  The Great Resignation has been on everyone's minds as we all felt its effects.  To slow the turnover, it was time to refocus on the employee experience and get creative with how we engaged our teams.  

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Quantum Workplace's Engagement Report

By Isabelle Clavelli on Nov 2, 2021 12:40:14 PM

Quantum Workplace’s annual Employee Engagement Trends Report was recently released. The report surveyed 32,000 individuals on their workplace experiences and while employers had reported strong year-over-year growth in employee engagement in 2020, engagement has declined in 2021.

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Inside the App: Replacement Players

By Isabelle Clavelli on Oct 28, 2021 12:38:30 PM

Frequent, ongoing performance evaluations are extremely helpful for managers in tracking productivity, keeping employees motivated, and planning for the future.

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Welcome A Caring Alternative

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Oct 27, 2021 2:30:59 PM

We are thrilled to announce our latest new customer, A Caring Alternative.  Adding to our growing group of clients in healthcare, ACA is leveraging our proven solution to foster consistent and productive development conversations, even in a high-stress and fast-paced environment.  Stephen Schaefer, Director of Human Resources, shares:

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Rater Reliability Eliminating Bias

By Isabelle Clavelli on Oct 26, 2021 11:01:42 AM

Research has shown that nearly half of employees believe that evaluations are a waste of time. And for many managers, there either is no set standard for evaluation or it is irrelevant to their team with no metrics or context to fairly and accurately measure performance.

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Navigating The Great Resignation

By Isabelle Clavelli on Oct 21, 2021 2:02:53 PM

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Putting the Focus on Retention

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Oct 20, 2021 2:19:15 PM

Earlier today, Customer Success Team Member Juliana Withers hosted October’s Truvelop User Community Lunch and Learn about Putting the Focus on Retention.  With Truvelop CEO and Co-Founder, Lisa First-Willis, the women were able to explore the root of why people resign, and shared evidence-based best practices to combatting disengagement and discontentment in the workplace.   

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Post-Pandemic Policies

By Isabelle Clavelli on Oct 19, 2021 10:44:57 AM

Fall is here and with questions surrounding a potential surge in COVID cases with colder weather, more people forced indoors, kids returning to school and eased mask mandates, companies are revaluating (again) their timeline and policies regarding a return to the office, travel, meetings and more. As we enter the 4th quarter and plan for 2022, many leaders are struggling to determine the best next steps for their teams.

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Inside the App: Evaluating and Coaching for Advancement

By Isabelle Clavelli on Oct 14, 2021 12:08:14 PM

Management is a learned skill that often requires self-education – most companies don’t train managers to manage. So, when it comes to figuring out how to evaluate employees then nurture and coach them to drive performance or develop a path for advancement, managers can struggle to determine the right approach.

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Prioritize the Employee Experience

By Meryl Goeke and Juliana Withers, Truvelop Customer Success Team on Oct 13, 2021 4:00:00 PM

At Truvelop, we’re here to help companies improve Manager and Team Member relationships by increasing meaningful touch points, promoting real-time feedback, and focusing on development and upskilling opportunities. 

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Internal Promotion Policies

By Isabelle Clavelli on Oct 12, 2021 11:10:22 AM

Talent retention. One of the greatest challenges companies have been facing the past decade as a new generation of workers seek employers that offer the best opportunity, flexibility, culture and perks. Businesses have tried renovating office spaces to offer more open, collaborative spaces. They’ve tried special incentives and perks like Fridays off in the summer, unlimited vacation time, and social activities to increase bonding. Post-pandemic, companies are navigating the increased demand for more permanent remote work options.

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CleanOffice Customer Success Story

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success and Support Specialist on Oct 7, 2021 12:02:40 PM

Back in December 2020, CleanOffice decided to adopt a continuous performance management and development strategy. At the time, CleanOffice was looking for a solution to address the problems outlined below:

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What You Missed in September

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Oct 6, 2021 12:15:00 AM

In September, we saw a theme of sharing holistic support to our Team Members.  With retention being a major focus for many organizations, we knew that we needed to think outside of the box, or outside of the normal definition of employee.  We wanted to bring a human element back into performance management and development and create the best possible employee experience.  

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Onboarding New Employees

By Isabelle Clavelli on Oct 5, 2021 12:16:16 PM

Onboarding new employees can be difficult, especially for teams distributed among multiple locations and those working remotely. It is more important now than ever before to have a strong onboarding plan to ensure new employees are trained and prepared for their new role, and to build and maintain a strong workplace culture.

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Inside the App: Creating a Path For Growth

By Isabelle Clavelli on Sep 30, 2021 11:18:04 AM

According to Gallup, 87% of millennials had expressed that professional growth and development opportunities were among their top priorities. If employers want to reduce turnover and improve talent retention, Managers need to invest the time to help Team Members develop a path for growth.

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Solving for Attrition

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Sep 29, 2021 9:52:27 AM

Organizations everywhere are putting the focus on retention.  This is not a surprising move with all of the statistics coming out regarding the Great Resignation.  For example, a news report from NPR shared, “As pandemic life recedes in the U.S., people are leaving their jobs in search of more money, more flexibility and more happiness. Many are rethinking what work means to them, how they are valued, and how they spend their time. It's leading to a dramatic increase in resignations — a record 4 million people quit their jobs in April alone, according to the Labor Department.”  

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BSCAI Conference Topic Announcement

By Isabelle Clavelli on Sep 28, 2021 11:08:59 AM

We are excited to announce that our CEO, Lisa First-Willis, will be presenting at the BSCAI (Building Service Contractors Association International) Contracting Success Conference November 17-19.

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Sharing Holistic Support in the Workplace

By Isabelle Clavelli and Juliana Withers, Truvelop Team Members on Sep 23, 2021 10:21:43 AM

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Manufacturing Skills Gap

By Isabelle Clavelli on Sep 21, 2021 12:43:58 PM

The skills gap continues to widen for the manufacturing industry. According to Deloitte, the number of new jobs in manufacturing to accelerate and grow by 1.96 million workers by 2028, while more than 2.6 million baby boomers are expected to retire from manufacturing jobs over the next decade.

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Inside the App: Motivating Employee Development

By Isabelle Clavelli on Sep 16, 2021 2:15:54 PM

Professional development is important for organizations to maintain engagement with employees, boost morale, and improve productivity.

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Sharing Holistic Team Member Support

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Sep 15, 2021 1:52:39 PM

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The Great Resignation

By Isabelle Clavelli on Sep 14, 2021 9:30:00 AM

As Americans plan for life post-pandemic and adjust to the ever-changing workplace policies and expectations, companies are experiencing a mass exodus of employees, being dubbed 'The Great Resignation'.

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Inside the App: Communication

By Isabelle Clavelli on Sep 9, 2021 11:06:25 AM

Communication is key to successful manager-employee relationships and strong teams. Our team recently shared some tips for developing more transparent communication with and among your team.

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Redefining Support

By Meryl Goeke and Juliana Withers, Truvelop Customer Success Team on Sep 8, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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AI Improving the HR Experience

By Isabelle Clavelli on Sep 7, 2021 2:57:42 PM

Companies continue to battle in the raging war on talent, increasing demands on HR teams. Artificial intelligence (AI) and SaaS products are helping HR to improve employee experiences across recruitment, training and day-to-day operations.

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Inside the App: Fostering Inclusion

By Isabelle Clavelli on Sep 2, 2021 2:03:06 PM

Following the uprising against police brutality and racial injustice in the past year, companies of all sizes are vocally announcing their commitment to developing and/or improving their DEI initiatives. However, DEI is more than a policy – it requires a culture change.

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What You Missed in August

By The Truvelop Team on Sep 1, 2021 1:10:44 PM

In August, we saw a theme of transparent communication across our content.  Communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully helps to strengthen relationships, increase engagement, and increase employee satisfaction and trust in their organization.  It is important that we avoid sugar coating and instead share accurate observations.  Organizations, Managers, and Team Members can practice transparent communication through regular, objective touchpoints.  By staying transparent, we can create efficient positive change.  

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Delta Variant

By Isabelle Clavelli on Aug 31, 2021 8:13:46 AM

The new Delta variant is throwing a wrench into many companies’ best-laid plans, delaying return-to-work, driving vaccine mandates, and re-instating mask requirements.

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Inside the App: Leveraging Truvelop to Improve Performance Management

By Isabelle Clavelli on Aug 26, 2021 12:47:39 PM

Truvelop app is designed to improve performance management, increasing engagement with employees for a more relational approach. Managers no longer have to dig through old files to find last year’s performance review, and with the Truvelop dashboard, managers can see how their team is performing as a whole to identify gaps and opportunities.

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The Importance of Transparent Communication

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Aug 25, 2021 5:36:21 PM

Earlier today, Customer Success Team Member Juliana Withers hosted August's Truvelop User Community Lunch and Learn about The Importance of Transparent CommunicationCollaborating with Truvelop customer DP Solutions' President, Karyn Schell, the women explored the benefits of adopting a transparent culture, what that can look like in action, and how DP Solutions leverages Truvelop to drive transparent conversations surrounding talent development. We heard a lot of amazing ideas and perspectives from our user community, making this Lunch and Learn one of our best ones yet.   

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DEI Initiatives

By Isabelle Clavelli on Aug 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

As more companies adopt DEI initiatives that go beyond improved hiring and advancement practices, leaders need to consider authenticity of the roll-out and implementation, and how these initiatives will be embraced across all teams.

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EHE Health Success Story

By Meryl Goeke and Isabelle Clavelli, Truvelop Team Members on Aug 20, 2021 3:45:35 PM

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Truvelop Welcomes New Customer DP Solutions

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success and Support Specialist on Aug 18, 2021 9:35:07 AM

An overdue welcome to DP Solutions! Since launching in April, DP Solutions has worked with Truvelop to adopt a continuous performance development strategy. Managers at DP Solutions continue to increase engagement and build trust with Team Members through more touchpoints—whether it’s completing an evaluation or sending real-time feedback in the app. DP Solutions has already shared 453 Sparks!

In a recent interview, Karyn Schell, President, explains why Truvelop is such an important part of their employee development strategy:

“Most recently, we implemented Truvelop, an employee review and performance management solution to improve employee engagement and generate an engaged, healthy workforce. I’m excited about this solution as it will help me and my management team capture real-time employee observations, performance appraisals, and take actions to motivate, grow and retain our workforce. Change is inevitable and you must always be willing and able to make changes to grow and persevere.” *

Thank you, Karyn! We’ve loved working with you and the rest of your team.

We’re excited to hear more from Karyn in our next User Community Lunch and Learn on August 25th at 12pm EST. To join, complete the form on our sign-up page.


*Quote from: Inspirational Women Leaders Of Tech: Karyn Schell of DP Solutions On The Five Things You Need To Know In Order To Create A Very Successful Tech Company by Doug C. Brown https://link.medium.com/wVvGuy62Lib

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Employee Complaints Changing HR Role

By Isabelle Clavelli on Aug 17, 2021 11:45:14 AM

The pandemic has changed expectations for the role HR plays in supporting employees. According to a study from Paychex, 60% of employees believe HR’s focus should be ensuring employees have everything they need to work from home with nearly 50% want to see more focus on employee work-life balance.

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Truvelop Tip: Transparent Communication

By Meryl Goeke and Juliana Withers, Truvelop Customer Success Team on Aug 12, 2021 11:17:59 AM

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Truvelop Welcomes New Customer PARTS iD

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success and Support Specialist on Aug 11, 2021 9:30:00 AM

We are excited to welcome PARTS iD to our growing customer base! Maggie Elrashedy, HR Manager, explains why Truvelop is such an important part of their employee development strategy:

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Healthcare Retention

By Isabelle Clavelli on Aug 10, 2021 10:27:37 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts a worldwide shortage of 14.5 million healthcare workers by 2030.

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Inside the App: Individual Development Plan

By Isabelle Clavelli on Aug 5, 2021 10:32:00 AM

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What You Missed in July

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Aug 4, 2021 11:08:23 AM

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Upskilling Employees

By Isabelle Clavelli on Aug 3, 2021 9:48:27 AM

Employee retention is top of mind for many HR teams as the post-pandemic war on talent grows. There are many reasons why employees leave, but the opportunity for advancement is one of the top reasons given in exit interviews and surveys. 

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Inside the App: Employee Resource Center

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jul 29, 2021 10:44:50 AM

The Truvelop app is designed as a comprehensive tool for performance management with dozens of resources to support managers, providing tips for how to leverage the app, ways to communicate more effectively with employees based on their evaluation scores, and how to analyze team capacity based on evaluations and performance development.

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Best Practices for Talking about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jul 28, 2021 10:42:55 AM

This month, we’ve put the focus on building Team Member autonomy.  That conversation also needs to include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.  An essential part of autonomy lies in psychological safety, and a way to build psychological safety is to show your organization’s dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  By ensuring a safe workplace that uplifts and empowers all of your employees, you are creating an environment that allows your Team Members to feel confident and supported in all of their endeavors.  That level of safety gives people a stronger sense of control over their experience, as there has become an apparent emphasis on equitable opportunities.  They know that their actions dictate their outcomes and they will not be penalized because of what they look like or their experiences. Because of the importance DE&I plays in autonomy, we wanted to share some best practices to have an open and productive conversation surrounding DE&I.   

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Introducing an Organizational Chart for Start-Ups

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jul 27, 2021 9:54:49 AM

While the organizational chart is an important foundational building block of most businesses, for start-ups it is typically non-existent, and incorporating one later can be a disaster if not planned well.

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Inside the App: Proactive Management with Truvelop

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jul 22, 2021 11:07:49 AM

Now that you have been collecting performance data on your direct reports and generating meaningful insights on the Team Member dashboard, what’s next? Truvelop helps guide you by providing suggested proactive management strategies to increase engagement and talent retention with your Team Members. Understanding where your team members stand to curate productive and meaningful feedback is the first step in propelling your organization towards success.

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Tips on Talent Retention

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jul 20, 2021 10:13:01 AM

Company leaders and managers are inundated with more challenges and considerations around the workforce than ever before. How to transition back to the office? How to respond to the new, increased demand for work-from-home options? Can we require COVID-19 vaccinations? How do we adapt our production and revenue strategy around this new post-pandemic world? What new renovations to the office space will need to be considered?

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Effective Goal Setting in the Workplace

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jul 15, 2021 10:57:47 AM

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Announcing the Employee Resource Center

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jul 14, 2021 9:42:28 AM

We are thrilled to announce the addition of our Employee Resource Center to the Knowledge Center.  At Truvelop, we do a lot of work supporting and guiding our Managers.  Most of our resources are Manager facing and have been aids in “training the trainer.”  However, real, long-lasting performance change has to come from the employee.  A Manager can be doing all of the right things and sharing constant support and encouragement to their Team Members, but the Team Members need to have the ability to take their development into their own hands.  From this idea, our Employee Resource Center was born.  

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Summer Slump

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jul 13, 2021 9:57:49 AM

The summer months can be a challenging period for businesses as employees lose focus amid vacations, evenings at the pool and opportunities to spend more time outdoors. Studies have shown that productivity can decrease 20% during the summer months!

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Encourage Autonomy and Growth

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success and Support Specialist on Jul 7, 2021 3:48:41 PM

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The Importance of Communication, Now More Than Ever

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jul 6, 2021 10:53:11 AM

As employees begin returning to the office and companies adapt to a hybrid workplace with some employees working remotely, communication will be more important than ever before.

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Inside the App - Best Practices

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jul 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Whether you are new to Truvelop or a veteran user, our team shares best practices for maximizing the app for optimum performance.

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What You Missed in June

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jun 30, 2021 10:08:03 AM

These past few months have been full of change and adjustments and that can be uncomfortable.  Employees have been asked to go above and beyond as we navigate these changes, leaving many feeling burnt out and disengaged.  In fact, a survey from CareerBuilder a few years back found that 61% of employees are burnt out on the job.  That number is even higher today, with estimates looking at nearly 80%. With this pattern emerging around the country, we wanted to arm our Managers with an understanding of how they can foster and support Team Member wellbeing.  Team Member wellbeing is more important than ever and it starts with more regular touchpoints between the Manager and Team Member. 

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Remote Work Isn't Always a Competitive Advantage

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 29, 2021 10:06:23 AM

While many employees praise the flexibility and increased production resulting from a remote work environment, which in some cases only became an option due to the pandemic, a return to the office for others is a welcome change after 15 months of working from home.

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Inside the App - Coaching Effectively

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 24, 2021 10:03:14 AM

Employee performance can be impacted by a number of factors – skillset, resources, appropriate goals, personal challenges, team dynamics, and more. Managers who simply hire employees, assign them tasks or goals, and maintain minimal communication will struggle to build a team of high-performing employees. Employees, no matter how experienced and committed they are to their job, can struggle to perform to expectations without an engaged manager.

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Putting the Focus on Team Member Wellbeing

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jun 23, 2021 10:01:49 AM

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Culture in a Scaling Company

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 22, 2021 10:36:53 AM

For many small companies and tech start-ups, culture is the main selling point in talent recruitment, but as companies grow, maintaining the culture employees love can be challenging.

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Agile Goal-Setting

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 17, 2021 9:49:11 AM

Goals have been shown to boost productivity and motivation, fostering positive employee well-being. According to an article by Gallup, “Employees who strongly agree that their managers helped them set performance goals are 69% more engaged compared to employees who did not have managers help them."

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How Truvelop Leverages Performance Psychology

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Jun 16, 2021 10:22:40 AM

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How to Minimize Hatred in the Workplace

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 15, 2021 1:21:53 PM

Our country has seen an increase in hate directed at minority groups. Sexism. Racism. Anti-Asian. Anti-LGBTQ. And, the workplace is not immune to this hatred.

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Inside the App - Different Ways Employees Can Use The App

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 10, 2021 9:54:52 AM

In addition to helping managers effectively monitor and encourage employee performance and engagement, Truvelop provides employees with a way to track and trend progress and have insights into their performance. The app also encourages and enables the delivery of real-time feedback to team members in the moment, when it counts – no more waiting a year for the annual evaluation!

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The State of Employee Engagement Through Transition

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 9, 2021 1:33:44 PM

This past year has been full of changes and transitions, and it’s not letting up quite yet. Our talent landscape is shifting at an unprecedented rate, as hybrid workforces become mainstream, as we face a mass exodus of Boomers retiring, and as we navigate the changes in what’s important to our team members. According to Jennifer Liu, CNBC contributor, “1 in 4 US workers is considering quitting their job in the coming months.” Should 25% of our workforce actually move around, this will be even more change that we need to address.

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Frontline Workers

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 8, 2021 10:18:38 AM

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the nation’s frontline workers – primarily first responders – and the challenges they face especially in light of a public health pandemic. In addition to healthcare workers, however, frontline workers were expected to continue to work with or without proper protective gear or space to socially distance themselves. These workers include those working in constructions, utilities, transportation, restaurants and retail, not to mention those dispatched for residential or commercial work such as plumbers, housekeepers and postal delivery. According to Brookings, there are 50 million frontline workers in the US.

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What Makes a Strong Evaluation?

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 3, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Evaluations can be challenging for companies and managers alike. What criteria should be considered? How often should evaluations take place? How can employees be engaged in the process? Will the evaluations be effective in supporting employee development.

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Boosting Team Member Engagement and Wellbeing

By Meryl Goeke and Juliana Withers, Truvelop Customer Success Team on Jun 2, 2021 3:17:51 PM

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Why Employees Hate Evaluations

By Isabelle Clavelli on Jun 1, 2021 10:16:48 AM

According to a study by Gallup, traditional performance reviews and approaches to feedback are often so bad that they actually make performance worse about one-third of the time - only 14% of employees strongly agree their performance reviews inspire them to improve.

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Inside the App - Spark Encouragement

By Isabelle Clavelli on May 27, 2021 10:00:12 AM

Studies show that continuous evaluations have more of an impact than the traditional annual review. The Truvelop app provides managers a comprehensive tool to evaluate and engage employees, aggregating all of the data in one place.

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What You Missed in May

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on May 26, 2021 12:15:16 PM

"April showers bring May flowers."  This common little phrase is used to suggest that May is a period of growth and new life. Today, many organizations are experiencing their own new life with the possibility of returning to the office, adopting a hybrid model, or even finding another version of adapting their current structure to fit the ever-shifting landscape.  With this pattern of intra-organizational movement, we wanted our focus for May to be Development Planning. It is more important than ever to invest in our Team Members' development, and that starts with identifying where the Team Member is today, what their path forward looks like, and how to get there.  

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Post-COVID Hybrid Model

By Isabelle Clavelli on May 25, 2021 10:07:00 AM

 

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The State of Employee Engagement in a Remote World

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on May 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

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Team Member Development & Planning

By Meryl Goeke and Juliana Withers, Truvelop Customer Success Team on May 19, 2021 9:51:43 AM

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Mental Health Awareness Month

By Isabelle Clavelli on May 18, 2021 9:58:30 AM

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Data is the Foundation

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on May 13, 2021 12:43:57 PM

The Truvelop app is a comprehensive tool but like many tools, the information put into it determines how well it performs.

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Using Truvelop as a Compass for Harkins Coaching Culture

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on May 12, 2021 4:42:49 PM

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Supporting and Advancing High-Performing Team Members

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on May 11, 2021 11:28:09 AM

Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Group, has often been quoted, “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.”

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Inside the App: How to Coach

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on May 6, 2021 9:01:44 AM

Fostering employee engagement and professional development is a challenging task in normal circumstances. Doing so virtually during a pandemic with employees who have the added burden of juggling virtual school, health fears, and shared home workspace, can feel near impossible. Fortunately, digital applications like Zoom and Slack, that hadn't yet been widely adopted by most mainstream, traditional companies, were available and have been helpful in offering insight to companies for new ways to actively engage and manage teams.

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Welcome Calvary Church

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success and Support Specialist on May 5, 2021 10:06:51 PM

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Moving Team Members into New Roles

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on May 4, 2021 10:55:06 AM

Teams rarely are perfect. There are always situations when team members are incompatible, or half the team feels as if it is carrying the weight of the entire team while others feel overlooked and misunderstood. Navigating these dynamics can be challenging for managers.

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Inside the App: Managing Remote Teams

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Apr 29, 2021 10:37:46 AM

Nearly every business in America has had to adapt to managing employees remotely. For field workers – those working in jobs that are not based in an office such as construction workers and nurses – remote work is a normal, everyday part of the job.

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What You Missed in April

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Apr 28, 2021 11:46:49 AM

As April comes to a close, we want to take this time to reflect on all that we covered this past month.  In April, our blogs focused in on Employee Development. From delivering feedback, to effectively training managers, to talent management, we covered a lot of ground.  

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Effective Coaching

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Apr 27, 2021 1:18:32 PM

It takes more than monitoring work production and holding employees accountable to goals to be a successful manager. An effective manager coaches employees to foster growth and potential.

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Management Cue Cards

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Apr 22, 2021 10:34:04 AM

Evaluating team members means nothing if the data is not used to support them. When conducted as a routine exercise to meet company policy with no outcomes, evaluations can become a burden and seemingly useless task for both employees and managers. According to Gallup, only 14% of employees strongly agree their performance reviews inspire them to improve.

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Client success: Apartment Turnovers

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Apr 21, 2021 11:38:58 AM

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Training Managers

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Apr 20, 2021 11:00:43 AM

Managers are a key component to increased productivity and company success. They not only set goals and a vision for their employees, but they also offer structure to the company. If a manager lacks in any areas such as organizing, delegating, or mentoring, it can hurt the productivity, efficiency, and engagement of their team. Furthermore, it can also negatively affect the overall development of employees and the business.

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Time to Hire or Replace

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Apr 15, 2021 12:01:54 PM

Turnover is hard – and expensive. While it seems easy to fire an employee, it isn’t always the best move. However, there are times when there is no room for improvement because performance or behavior is poor, therefore replacing an employee is the optimal way to mitigate risk.

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Delivering Effective Feedback with Truvelop

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Apr 14, 2021 2:23:05 PM

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Creating Space for Challenging Conversations

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Apr 13, 2021 11:35:29 AM

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Inside the App: Fostering Peer Relationships and Collaborative Planning

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Apr 8, 2021 11:29:31 AM

Truvelop is not just an evaluation tool. Employee performance development requires more than continuous feedback and evaluation. Boosting morale, fostering communication among team members, and creating an inclusive culture are all critical to improving employee development.

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Mindfulness in the Workplace

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Apr 6, 2021 11:42:37 AM

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Inside the App: Rater Reliability

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Apr 1, 2021 12:55:26 PM

Performance evaluations can be a challenge for everyone involved especially when they only occur once per year. Keeping accurate, detailed notes. Recalling periods of high and low performance – successes and failures. Points of friction or poor communication.

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What You Missed in March

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Mar 31, 2021 11:49:13 AM

Hard to believe that we are already at the end of the first quarter of the year.  March has been an exceptionally busy month for us here at Truvelop!  Between our awesome new customers, receiving funding from TEDCO, and expanding our Knowledge Center, we can't help but feel like March has been our best month yet. This past month our blogs focused in on Employee Appreciation and Recognition to ensure a positive employee experience and retention of our top talent.  

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Tips on Starting a Remote Job

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Mar 30, 2021 12:36:38 PM

Searching for a job and going through the hiring process remotely is strange. It’s more strange, however, to start a job remotely. There is no first day lunch with the team. No tours of the new office or meeting new colleagues. There is no access to paper files and notes from a predecessor, or time to sit down in the office with a boss or teammate to learn. Starting an unfamiliar job with an unfamiliar company, with no face-to-face interaction can be challenging. However, it looks as though remote work and collaboration are here to stay. In a PWC survey, 78% of 669 CEO’s agreed that remote collaboration is here long-term. Therefore, if you plan or anticipate a job change in the foreseeable future, you will need to adapt to a new way of onboarding.

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Managing Goals with Truvelop

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Mar 25, 2021 10:54:53 AM

Businesses live and die by revenue and growth goals. And those can only be achieved when their employees have their own set of goals to meet. In addition to company growth, goals have been shown to boost productivity and motivation, fostering positive employee wellbeing. According to an article by Gallup, “Employees who strongly agree that their managers helped them set performance goals are 69% more engaged compared to employees who did not have managers help them."

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Announcement: Truvelop Spanish Resource Center

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success and Support Specialist on Mar 24, 2021 12:06:26 PM

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NETWORKING IN A DIGITAL WORLD

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Mar 23, 2021 3:30:09 PM

For extroverts, or those who rely on networking to succeed in their jobs, the pandemic has been a challenge to maneuver, requiring creativity to make new connections. As every business and organization has had to pivot to a virtual world, the annual calendar of events is no longer relevant, making it difficult to identify opportunities for speaking engagements, or knowing who will be attending what event.

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Fostering High Performance Cultures with Truvelop

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Mar 18, 2021 2:43:41 PM

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Truvelop Receives Investment from Maryland Technology Development Corporation TEDCO

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on Mar 9, 2021 2:59:48 PM

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National Employee Appreciation Day

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success and Support Specialist on Mar 5, 2021 9:56:26 AM

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Fostering Team Communication Inside the App

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Mar 4, 2021 11:30:31 AM

Keeping lines of communication open among a team is challenging in a remote environment. It can be difficult to communicate effectively through email, Slack channels, and virtual project management tools. In-person team meetings, chats over a cubicle wall, celebratory lunches and happy hours all offer opportunities for employees to communicate in real time, recognizing each other’s accomplishments, and seeking support as needed.

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Truvelop Welcomes New Customer B.well

By Meryl Goeke, Customer Success and Support Specialist on Mar 3, 2021 10:31:19 AM

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The Importance of Recurrent Training Programs to Foster Agility

By Lisa First-Willis, CEO & Co-Founder on Mar 2, 2021 1:37:27 PM

Now it is more important than ever to review and update your company training manual and procedures. Training should not be something offered once with new employee onboarding and never again. To be effective and competitive, a company must train its employees recurrently, providing them with opportunities to learn about new trends, approaches and ways to improve or adapt.

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What you Missed in February and What's up Next

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Feb 24, 2021 7:33:08 PM

February always seems to fly by, so it can be easy to forget just how much we covered in the shortest month.  Our blogs this past month really focused in on the employee experience and creative ways to boost engagement.  

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HOW TO BUILD MOTIVATION IN THE WORKPLACE

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Feb 19, 2021 12:11:42 PM

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IMPORTANCE OF REMOTE TEAM BUILDING

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Feb 18, 2021 11:13:08 AM

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DEVELOPING EMPLOYEES AT ALL LEVELS

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Feb 16, 2021 1:27:52 PM

In the HR industry, talent development is mainly focused on “employees”, which typically means those working at lower levels of the organizational structure. The development of managers is often overlooked. Managers play an important role in driving a successful company, but they too need support and attention so that they can flourish.

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INCENTIVES TO INCREASE WORKFORCE PRODUCTIVITY

By Samantha Bailey, Social Media and Marketing Intern on Feb 11, 2021 4:34:24 PM

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How to Promote Horizontal Talent Mobility

By Juliana Withers, Customer Success Team on Feb 5, 2021 1:29:43 PM

Earlier this week Customer Success Team Member Juliana Withers hosted Truvelop’s User Community Lunch and Learn on Horizontal Talent Mobility Strategies and how to develop them. 2021 is predicted to have a much more competitive talent landscape, so taking a creative approach to developing internal talent is more important than ever. Additionally, improving the employee experience is expected to be a focus for many organizations again this year which means finding new ways to engage and challenge employees is definitely a priority. Juliana took our Users on a deep dive into creative talent development strategies, placing an emphasis on horizontal mobility through the utilization of transferable skills.  

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