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.
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 LinkedIn and Facebook and continue to visit Truvelop’s blog for valuable insights into best practices in performance management, real-time feedback and employee engagement and how to improve the overall employee experience.
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.
We are excited to welcome b.well to our growing customer base! Alicia Raymond, Head of People & Culture, explains why Truvelop is such an important part of their employee development strategy:
“As a growing company with teams across many states, we need a tool to empower our leaders to provide real-time thoughtful, data-driven feedback. A performance management platform that enhances our feedback process while driving engagement and career opportunities propels our leaders and employees for success. We are excited to provide a cutting-edge tool that will continue to drive our goals and mission for b.well.”
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.
March 5th is National Employee Appreciation Day! According to HR Daily Advisor, the #1 reason people change jobs is growth opportunities. Earlier this week, our Customer Success team shared recommendations with our customers on how to show appreciation to employees including prioritizing individual career growth and development.
We are honored and excited to announce an investment of $200,000 through the TEDCO Technology Commercialization Fund.
TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, enhances economic empowerment growth through the fostering of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem.
Customer Success Team Member Juliana Withers hosted Truvelop’s User Community Lunch and Learn on High Performance Cultures. Research and advisory firm Gartner defines High Performance Cultures as “a physical or virtual environment designed to make workers as effective as possible in supporting business goals and providing value.” During the Lunch and Learn, and during an open Webinar held last week that Juliana hosted on the same topic, she took the attendees on a deep dive into what makes a High Performance Culture successful and how to implement it into an organization with the help of Truvelop.
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.
A few months ago, in December 2020, we welcomed CleanOffice to our expanding list of customers. During the first few meetings, we discovered the opportunity to expand our resources for the end user – a predominantly Spanish-speaking workforce. We decided to work together to create a new Truvelop Resources Center, all in Spanish.
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."
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.
March was a very productive month and we're definitely planning on carrying that momentum into the second quarter! As always, we would love to hear your ideas and feedback! Please reach out to us at email@example.com to share.