Hiring and Interview Tips to Increase Workplace Diversity
19 November 2020

Hiring and Interview Tips to Increase Workplace Diversity

Inequality in the workplace is well known yet still prevalent. According to Fortune 500 data, nearly three-quarters of business executives in the United States are white men. While getting a great job is hard enough for anyone outside that group, reaching the top of the corporate ladder is incredibly challenging when you consider a stat…

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Conducting Employee Check-In Meetings (Includes an Employee Check-In Template)
20 October 2020

Conducting Employee Check-In Meetings (Includes an Employee Check-In Template)

Modern performance management goes beyond the occasional performance review. Today’s organizations ensure managers and direct reports meet regularly to discuss priorities, challenges, and how the employee can improve their approach to work. Check-in meetings are usually conducted weekly but can occur every two weeks or monthly, depending on the role. A check-in shouldn’t just be…

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Employee Performance Reviews in a Flat Organizational Structure
18 September 2020

Employee Performance Reviews in a Flat Organizational Structure

Creating a performance review process is straightforward in most organizations. Managers are responsible for completing evaluations and meeting with direct reports to share results. There isn’t any friction as long as performance management best practices are followed. After all, employees expect feedback from their manager. At least, that is how it works in a traditional…

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How to Create Employee Engagement Surveys (Includes 18 Example Questions)
11 August 2020

How to Create Employee Engagement Surveys (Includes 18 Example Questions)

Today’s leaders understand that productive employees will only take their organizations so far. It’s the employees who are productive and happy who go above and beyond. The act of doing their jobs is fulfilling so they continue to deliver outstanding results, day-after-day.  In the simplest terms, employee engagement is achieved when team members check both…

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Trakstar’s Definitive Guide to Performance Goals in the Workplace (2023 Update)
05 August 2020

Trakstar’s Definitive Guide to Performance Goals in the Workplace (2023 Update)

Setting performance goals is essential in growing and developing talent within any organization. When we decide to improve at something or overcome a challenge, setting goals helps us see how we’ll make it happen. High-achieving employees set goals at a much higher rate than those who underperform, and sometimes the difference is just that: one…

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Best Practices for Modern Performance Management
29 May 2020

Best Practices for Modern Performance Management

For a long time, organizations took a simplistic approach to evaluating employee performance. Once a year, managers filled out the same appraisal form for each direct report and the results were used to determine raises, promotions, and other workforce management decisions. Employees unsurprisingly grew to resent this process. The annual review had major ramifications but…

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