23 Awesome Tools for Tracking Your Startup Talent Performance

Working in a startup environment means that you constantly need to keep track of how your talent is performing, especially since hiring remote teams has become a common trend. It’s essential that you are on top of every performance aspect that affects your talents’ productivity. So how do you manage hybrid teams and still stay on track with your startup goals? Here are 23 amazing tools that can help you keep track of your startup talent performance.

Time Tracking and Productivity

Time management is one of the most important aspects of any effective workforce. For startup owners managing remote workers, it is critical that their talent are self-managed when it comes to delivering tasks in a timely manner. Here’s a list of some useful time tracking tools to boost productivity.

  • Time Doctor, TickSpot, Timely, and TSheets — For time tracking and scheduling

Project Management and Reporting

When working on a complex startup project, it is vital that development sprints are kept in line with the overall project goals. For this purpose, you should have the right project management tools at your disposal so that your tasks and deliverables remain on track. An expert level team must also be able to report their work efficiently. Here are some of our favorite tools for project/task management and reporting.

  • Basecamp, JIRA, and Asana — For integrated project management
  • iDoneThis and WeekDone — For managing progress and internal reporting

Skill Improvement

Extraordinary talents are those that are always learning and improving their skillsets. In the software development industry, top talent is differentiated by the fact that their skill stacks are always aligned with the latest technology trends. Here are some of the best learning and skill improvement tools that your talent can keep at their disposal.

  • LearnUpon — Learning management (LMS) designed for training teams
  • Skillmeter — Online skill testing tool
  • Lynda.com — Online video tutorials & trainings

Remote Collaboration and Monitoring

For a remote workforce, precise and timely collaboration is important to keep team efforts synchronized and tasks coordinated to meet project deadlines. It also becomes important that your offshore team remains accountable for tasks and are able to share important project information quickly. Here are some essential tools that your startup talent must have to collaborate effectively.

  • Skype and Google Hangouts — For face-to-face communication with remote teams
  • Clinked — Client portal, file sharing & teamwork app
  • GoToMeeting and TeamViewer — For screen sharing and real-time demos
  • GitHub and GitLab — For sharing and collaboration on coding
  • Real VNC and HiveDesk — For remote access and activity tracking

Talent Recognition

Awesome startup cultures are often created around highly driven talent, and to keep your team motivated you must have training and reward programs in place that reinforce their achievements. Training programs must be integrated into your startup culture so that positive efforts are rewarded as a standard procedure. Here are some really cool talent recognition tools.

  • Achievers — Employee rewards and recognition programs
  • Kudos — Social recognition for your team

 What other tools do you find effective in tracking and improving talent performance for your startup?

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Randall Agee

Chief Executive Officer at Allshore Virtual Staffing
Randall Agee is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Allshore Virtual Staffing, a remote staffing agency helping startups in the U.S. hire remote software engineers to work as full-time employees. Founded on Randall's personal experience with offshoring development, Allshore provides all technical and managerial support via our client services and technology mentorship teams based in Norman, Okla. Contact Allshore today to schedule a free consultation call with a remote staffing specialist or request a free trial of our services.

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One Comment

  1. Jun at 1:46 PM

    Great read thanks for sharing! These tools are a great help especially for freelancers online businesses. Time tracking tools are also important as it helps you and your employees keep track of your time and productivity. By using web-based time tracking tool from sites like https://www.clockspot.com/ you can micro manage your projects and be more effective with completing your tasks.

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