Employee Engagement

Tips and tricks of performance review management

How to Manage Employees with Extroverted Personality Types

We’ve all heard quiet people say they’re introverted and outgoing people say they’re extroverted. But life experience tells us there are more than two types of people in this world. If you’re familiar with the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test, you’re likely aware of the 16 distinct personalities equally divided between the introversion and extroversion […]

19 November 2018

How to Manage Employees with Introverted Personality Types

These days it seems like everyone self-identifies as either an introvert or extrovert. However, introversion and extraversion are simply the two overarching categories for the 16 distinct personality types covered by the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test. There are actually eight types of both introverts and extroverts, each one different from the others. One of […]

12 November 2018

Anonymity in Trakstar Engagement

As we introduce our brand new module, Trakstar Engagement, we wanted to take a moment to talk about how the solution offers anonymity to survey respondents. Your employees will feel compelled to honestly respond to your engagement surveys if they know their identity is protected. And accurate feedback is how your organization learns what it’s […]

18 October 2018

Introducing Trakstar Engagement

The Trakstar team and I are excited to announce a brand new offering — Trakstar Engagement. Now you can get valuable insights into employee engagement with frequent check ins, surveys, and polls; all within your performance management tool. We believe people do their best work when they’re happy and motivated. Trakstar Engagement gives you the […]

05 October 2018

Our Dog Friendly Workplace Policy, why and how it works

A Dog-Friendly Workplace Trakstar is home to great employees and their dogs. The pets in our office bring joy and companionship and add to our culture. We enjoy their playfulness and the connections we make with the dogs and with each other through them. A few things made the inclusion of dogs in our workplace […]

24 September 2018

How to Handle a Successful Employee with a Bad Attitude

Everyone has stories about people who are difficult to work with. These experiences are often what makes an otherwise good job a dreadful experience. Often times, the saving grace for these people is they’re good at what they do. Otherwise, there would be no reason for the company to tolerate their bad attitude. If you […]

23 July 2018

Common Problems Growing Companies Face

Every company strives to grow. It means customers are happy, employees are working hard, and the business is achieving its goals, maybe even faster than anticipated. However, with success comes new hurdles to overcome. Challenges related to growth are good problems to have but they’re still problems nonetheless. They need to be confronted head-on if […]

29 June 2018

10 Tips for Keeping Employee Satisfaction High

Employees are the most important asset a company has. They do all the little things that add up to make a business successful. And because employees do so much for the company, it’s important the company does what it can to keep them happy, comfortable, and productive. The average person wants favorable compensation and great […]

29 May 2018

Low-Cost Tips for Boosting Employee Morale and Productivity

Morale and productivity go hand in hand. People do their best work when they enjoy what they do for a living. Fair compensation and a positive work environment are naturally the main requirements for maintaining a happy and productive workforce. Employees who are content with their compensation and get along with their colleagues are able […]

09 March 2018

5 Tips for Engaging Employees with Career Development

Any seasoned manager knows that engaging employees and helping them pursue career development are vital to company growth; Particularly, career development improves morale, career satisfaction, motivation, and productivity. It has also become a far less optional amenity in the workplace than it used to be. More than 66% of millennials believe it’s management’s job to […]

10 January 2017

An Employer’s Perspective on the DOL’s Overtime Rule Changes

Employers across the country are reacting to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule changes that are set to take effect on December 1st, 2016. For anyone unfamiliar with the overtime rule changes, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum salary for employees to be exempt from overtime is increasing from $23,660 to $47,476 […]

31 October 2016

5 Signs You Have Disengaged Employees on Your Team and How to Fix It

  Employee engagement is everything; Disengaged employees are the difference between an amazing team and a failing team, a productive team and a useless team. The problem is, actual employee engagement is elusive. Less than 32% of U.S. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014, and that number is going steadily down.   There are […]

20 October 2016

4 Performance Review Questions You Should Never Ask on an Appraisal

Performance reviews are an integral part of the employee-employer relationship. These reviews give us insight on how employees are working and what they are doing to help grow and expand the company as a whole. Why Complete Performance Appraisals? These reviews also give the opportunity to provide feedback on incomplete tasks, or any improvements that […]

20 September 2016

How to Deliver Negative Feedback in a Constructive Way

Delivering negative feedback isn’t the most enjoyable part of managing a team. In fact, a study determined that 43% of leaders feel giving corrective feedback is a “stressful and difficult experience.” Like it or not, the process is something your employees need from you, so it’s time to toughen it up and keep these 3 […]

23 August 2016

3 Ways to Identify High Potential Employees in Your Organization

Companies are always looking for ways to identify employees who have the potential to become skilled leaders within their organizations. These high potential individuals, or HiPos, play key roles within the organization as they both need and want an employer who is willing to invest in career progression and acknowledge their dedication. That investment provides […]

21 July 2016

3 Ways to Engage Employees Before Performance Problems Arise

Engaging employees is a widely discussed business strategy and considering how much better an engaged workforce performs, there’s really no question as to why. Engagement is more than just a happy or productive team. A team who no longer feels motivated to hit goals or push the employment envelope will eventually create barriers for progress. […]

05 July 2016

5 Employee Feedback Tips for Clearer Career Progression

Four in 10 employees believe they will need to leave their current organization to see any career advancement. How many employees do you have on your team, in your department, in the company as a whole? No matter your size, hearing that nearly half your employees might possibly feel there is no way to advance […]

21 June 2016

How to Get Rid of Useless Meetings with Effective Performance Management

Meetings have a bad reputation in the workforce. In the US alone, there are 11 million formal business meetings each day and it wastes an estimated $37 billion. Of course, the meeting will never go away especially as more companies welcome workflex options into their organizations. They are a necessary part of staying on track […]

02 June 2016

7 Facts You Need to Know Before Giving Employee Feedback

We’ve all heard the numbers around what an engaged employee means for your profits or how detrimental an actively disengaged employee will be to your entire team. However, here are seven things we think you should know about what motivates employees to succeed and how you can incorporate them into your feedback approach.   98% […]

05 May 2016

6 Practical Rewards to Increase Employee Performance

80% of employees say they’re stressed at work. While this may not come as a surprise to you, it is also not something we should ignore. Stress can lead to dissatisfaction, which whether or not an employer is at fault for, will negatively impact productivity, satisfaction and maybe even retention. According to Globoforce’s 2014 Workforce […]

19 April 2016

Making Performance Feedback Count

Giving performance feedback is sometimes a dreaded job. While improvements need to be made in employee performance, it can be a challenge to get feedback across in a way that is digestible and actionable. Every manager has their own unique approach to giving performance feedback. Here are 4 employee performance feedback tips from today’s professionals […]

07 April 2016