The Benefits of Qualitative Employee Performance Reviews
19 March 2021

The Benefits of Qualitative Employee Performance Reviews

Qualitative employee performance reviews are often viewed as an outdated practice. It used to be that an employee would be evaluated on a series of generic competencies that weren’t directly related to their job. Unsurprisingly, they received vague feedback that didn’t quite help them learn how to improve their performance. With the emergence of modern…

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Checklist: Starting an HR Department in a Growing Organization
01 March 2021

Checklist: Starting an HR Department in a Growing Organization

Starting an HR department is a difficult task for anyone. When you’re a small, nimble organization, it’s fine to have informal human resources processes. If an employee needs a day off, they can just ask their manager. If a new project pops up, it can be assigned to any qualified team member. However, that approach…

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Top 24 Human Resources Initiatives for 2023
04 January 2021

Top 24 Human Resources Initiatives for 2023

The new year has arrived and HR professionals are busy preparing their organizations and employees for an outstanding 2023 by setting up Human Resources initiatives for 2023. A few months ago, we sent a survey to the Trakstar user base and posed the question, “What is your top employee/HR initiative?” The open-ended question generated a…

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Top 10 Employee Training Initiatives for 2021
28 December 2020

Top 10 Employee Training Initiatives for 2021

As the year comes to an end, HR and training professionals are getting ready to help their employees acquire the skills and knowledge needed to have an outstanding 2021. We recently surveyed the userbase for our Learning Management System (LMS) and asked what their main employee training initiatives are for the coming year. We received…

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Top Recruiting and Hiring Initiatives for 2021
21 December 2020

Top Recruiting and Hiring Initiatives for 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, HR and recruiting professionals are busy preparing their organizations for success in the coming year. We recently surveyed the user base of our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) offering and asked what the top recruiting and hiring initiatives will be. The survey generated a total of 274 responses. Participants were…

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Quantitative Employee Reviews and Performance Management
14 December 2020

Quantitative Employee Reviews and Performance Management

There is a common saying in business, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Performance reviews are meant to help employees improve, but all too often, an employee leaves their meeting with their manager unsure of exactly how they can get better at their job. This happens because a quarterly or annual evaluation…

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