What Makes a Meaningful Performance Check-In?

February 23, 2022

One of the many ways that Truvelop supports our customers is by offering monthly user community Lunch and Learns.  Each month has it’s own theme that looks at current employee performance trends, how it may be affecting a Manager’s experience, and what Managers can be doing to grow and develop as leaders for their teams.

In our most highly attended User Community Lunch and Learn ever, Truvelop Managers came together to define what makes a meaningful check-in. They also reviewed the various tools in Truvelop that can help make the check-in process as easy and strategic as possible, such as our Meaningful Touchpoints Guides, Building Motivation and Engagement, and our latest addition to the Knowledge Center, Sharing Evaluation Insights with the Employee: When is the Right Time for You as a Manager?  Lastly, Managers shared best practices for how they can empower their Team Members during their check-ins.

Defining a Check-In

One piece that our Managers could all agree on was that whether completed on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis, check-ins are conversations between Managers and Employees that explore strengths and opportunities for growth and dive into how Employees can achieve their goals. Check-ins can serve many different purposes, but ultimately should achieve the main goal of bringing Managers and Employees together in a proactive, meaningful, and intentional way.

Types of Check-Ins and Their Objectives

When going into a check-in, some Managers have different objectives, depending on the cadence of this meeting.  We’ve all experienced tunnel vision, finding it difficult to pull our focus from what’s right in front of us, but when we schedule time to reflect and consider the larger picture, we start to be even more strategic about our next steps and drive efficient, meaningful development with our Team Members.

When Managers go into a check-in with purpose, they’re able to have a more meaningful conversation with the Team Member about what is going well and what they want to focus on in the period ahead, helping both parties to work together as a team.  When Managers and Employees are on the same page, they’re able to build trust, motivation, and engagement, leading to a more productive environment, more positive employee experience, and improved retention rates.

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