Nurturing a healthy work environment

Nurturing a healthy work environment By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. It is in the best interests of every employer to have a team that is both happy and working to the best of their ability. This set of articles demonstrates strategies for effectively accomplishing both goals. Learn about ways you can build a healthy work environment, […]

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Handling employee separations the right way

Handling employee separations the right way By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. While many companies place adequate focus on the hiring and onboarding process, the opposite end of the employee life-cycle can often go unattended. The employee separation process, voluntary or involuntary, is best handled with care. This set of articles enlightens business leaders and managers on […]

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Improving the ways you provide feedback to your team

Improving the ways you provide feedback to your team By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Exceptional managers influence the growth of their team on a continuous basis. While there are many important pieces to the development process, it is essential to provide constructive feedback that guides employees along their path. By maintaining this open dialogue, […]

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Proactively creating a respectful workplace

Proactively creating a respectful workplace By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Building a workplace culture fueled by respect goes beyond a no tolerance policy. It takes a combined effort from leadership and each employee to create an environment where individuals are treated appropriately. This set of articles provides tactics for proactively creating a workplace where […]

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Retaining a top tier team

Retaining a top tier team By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Far too many businesses are unable to hold onto top talent. This often indicates that a more strategic approach is required to equip employees with tools for on-going success. Focusing on the people that drive your company forward will contribute to a more successful […]

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Navigating difficult topics at work

By Jean Roque, President & Founder, Trüpp. In the past year, Portland residents have witnessed an increased level of tension and polarization. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, maintaining a workplace rooted in inclusion can be tricky in an environment where emotions and convictions run deep. Here are some techniques for fostering […]

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Driving employee engagement through company culture

By Zach Swanson, HR Business Partner, Trupp HR A thriving culture is essential to the success of your business. When your company’s values and business environment line up with your goals, they become a constant source of guidance for how your employees can succeed with your organization. A culture that clearly reflects and values the uniqueness […]

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The broad benefits of staff development

By Zach Swanson, HR Business Partner, Trupp HR. If you’ve done any reading about management at all, you’ve probably come across information about the importance of developing staff. Staff development consists of training, delegation, and coaching that provides employees with skills to make a larger contribution to their organization. Typically, staff development is approached at the […]

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Trupp HR Launches Management 2.0 Training Workshop Series

Portland, Oregon – May 23, 2016 – Trupp HR, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its new training workshop series, Management 2.0, designed to provide insight and techniques for managers and supervisors to increase employee development and engagement, leverage the skills and personal styles of their team, and encourage a culture of flexibility that empowers […]

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5 Signs of Great Supervisors

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Supervisors can be a company’s greatest asset, but too often these valuable front line managers are not properly equipped to excel in their role. Wondering if it is time to develop your supervisors? The following indicators of a great supervisor provide a valuable benchmark for assessing their effectiveness. Has a […]

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How equipped are your managers?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. For most businesses, employees represent the greatest monthly business expense. Yet, few are confident this investment is being fully optimized. A company’s frontline supervisors and managers wield the greatest influence on the ROI of these people investments—influencing employee selection, motivation, productivity, work quality, reliability, commitment, and retention. Employee feedback, however, […]

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Is your business prepared for minimum wage increases?

As increases to federal, state, and local minimum wages march on, considerable energy has been expended debating the social and economic pros and cons. While business leaders may feel as though they have little influence over minimum wage hikes, there remains an obligation of preparedness—where we ensure our businesses are positioned to successfully navigate these […]

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Do you play favorites?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. When it comes to playing favorites, I believe managers tend to fall into one of three camps: (1) they work hard to treat their employees fairly; (2) they don’t really think about it much; or, (3) they don’t care what people think because they are “the boss.” Whether you […]

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Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Join us on March 30th for the Portland session of The Business Journal’s Mentoring Monday held at The Nines Hotel. This is a great opportunity to network with some of the most influential business women in the area and sit down for a one-on-one coaching session or even just a quick five minute conversation. Jean […]

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When is the Right Time to Use Leadership Coaching?

By Tom Faricy, SPHR, HR Business Partner, Trupp HR. In a business setting, the word coaching may conjure a number of images, possibly in conjunction with correcting poor performance or inappropriate business behaviors. In reality, its most effective application is for successful business leaders and managers who are driven to achieve a greater level of […]

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Differentiate Your Business with a Total Rewards Statement

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Every successful business wants to attract and retain top talent, creating a positive work environment where employees can thrive and effectively contribute to organizational goals. But having competitive benefits and salaries is only the first step for accomplishing this. It is also essential to inform your employees as […]

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Stay Interviews

Get a Pulse on Employee Satisfaction By Tom Faricy, SPHR, HR Business Partner, Trupp HR. It’s certainly no surprise that the economic downturn and the subsequent high unemployment rates have kept the majority of people from switching jobs over the last few years. As companies have been forced to downsize and “tighten the belt”, many […]

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8 steps to more effective meetings

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. There’s no denying that collaboration in the workplace is a hot topic lately. With technology giants like Yahoo eliminating work-at-home options to encourage an environment of shared ideas and cooperation, headlines are abuzz with controversy. There’s no doubt that meetings with team members help […]

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Where are your leadership blind spots?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. We’ve heard our greatest strength can also be our greatest weakness. Usually it comes into play in our personal relationships. For instance, one of my husband’s strengths I most admire is his tenacity. However, after forging through multiple home improvement projects, I have found this quality exhausting as he […]

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Does your 2013 planning include a people strategy?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. In today’s competitive marketplace, employers have to play to win. One of the most effective winning strategies is your People Strategy. With 2013 just around the corner, you may already be in the process of defining budgets and strategic objectives for the coming year. But, if your company is […]

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10 behaviors businesses should value in managers

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Business is risky enough. Why roll the dice with your managers? Growth is good. But, with growth comes more employees to manage and develop. Ultimately, the success of a business significantly lies in the hands of the managers of its employees. An ill-equipped or poorly-suited manager places the morale, […]

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