Inside the App: Spark Encouragement (Updated: 2022)

May 19, 2022

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.

According to TINYpulse, 58% of employees said that recognition would improve engagement.

It can be challenging though sometimes for managers to figure out how to recognize employees.

For those managing large and/or remote teams, and those who struggle in management roles, the Truvelop app helps managers capture employee observations and performance appraisals in real time, and access recommended actions for motivation and retention.

Truvelop’s Spark feature is a great way for managers and employees to engage in a continuous and flexible goal-setting model where frequent touchpoints are encouraged throughout the year versus a “set it and forget it” approach.

When a team member crushes a presentation, saves the company time, or shows a better way to complete a project, Spark will help you capture the moment and build a library of those moments.

Once a manager has sent a Spark to an employee, that employee can respond to the comments made in that Spark. Managers can also respond to the comments made by an employee, allowing for real time dialogue and creating a continuous feedback loop between managers and employees regardless of work location and without the need for a face-to-face conversation.

If an employee responds to a manager’s Spark, the manager will be notified of that response. If a manager replies to the employee’s response, the employee will likewise be notified.

Each Spark is recorded and broken down into current week, current month, and total history, which can be tremendously helpful reminders for evaluations or when considering advancement opportunities.

The app also has a Recognition Wall so that all employees – peers and managers – can post words of encouragement or recognition. This fosters peer-to-peer engagement and team building – important especially with a remote or hybrid environment, and particularly relevant for distributed workforces that can feel forgotten or overlooked.

The Truvelop app is a performance management and coaching platform for the modern workforce that provides an efficient way to manage performance and development continuously while improving manager and employee relationships.

Contact us today to learn more about our modern approach to performance management and development that actually improves the manager and employee relationship by taking your managers to the next level. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our Customers have to say.