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Thoughts, trends, and research for designing
high-performance cultures


Caroline Van Dyke

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Say Goodbye to Manual Data Entry with Zugata’s BambooHR Integration

Posted by Caroline Van Dyke on Oct 26, 2017 10:50:56 AM



We’re excited to announce an integration with BambooHR that enables real time and secure synchronization of employee information with Zugata. This integration enables BambooHR customers to automatically enroll new employees into Zugata and sync employee information (job title, reporting structure, etc.) between the two systems. No more manual data entry required and no more out-of-sync data across the two systems.

What data syncs?

We’re about to make your life much easier. With this integration, Zugata will dynamically sync the following employee information:

  • Employee Name
  • Email Address
  • Job Title
  • Reporting Structure
  • Profile Picture
  • Start Date
  • Employee ID (if used)
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Zugata’s New Partnerships with Skillshare & The Muse Help Companies Personalize Professional Development

Posted by Caroline Van Dyke on Oct 26, 2017 10:49:46 AM



At Zugata, we believe performance management should go beyond a system of record and compliance. Instead, it’s about building a culture of high-performance. We’ve built performance management software designed to help employees grow and improve — driving performance forward and impacting your company’s bottom line.


Redefining Performance Management

To accomplish this mission, Zugata offers the only performance management software with both elements of successful performance management: performance evaluation and performance development.


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Better Together: Performance Management and Learning & Development

Posted by Caroline Van Dyke on Oct 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM



At the heart of a high-growth organization is a high-performance culture, but how do companies ensure they develop their employees to reach their full potential? Embracing a growth mindset is the foundation for optimizing performance and development, two practices that are critical to building a forward-thinking performance management process. At Zugata, we believe employees are their best when they aren’t just left with performance measurement, but are given personalized development resources within the same solution to drive their performance. Our mantra is that performance management and learning & development are better together — just like a steaming cup of coffee and a perfectly sprinkled donut.


Better Together

If 95% of managers are dissatisfied with the way their companies conduct performance reviews, there must be a better way, and that involves a new mindset decoupling ‘performance measurement’ from ‘performance development.’ Zugata doesn’t leave performance up to chance, employees, or managers alone, instead we jump in and find custom learning and development resources that are personalized to each employee. If recent feedback notes a need for growth in a particular focus area, Zugata will serve up material to drive learning in that area. If employees are excited to learn something new and expand their experience, we’ve got resources for that, too. It’s the perfect, all-in-one measure and learn process.



Check out our recent partnerships with 
The Muse & Skillshare to drive personalized development.

By fully integrating performance measurement and development in one solution, learning resources can be fine-tuned to employee feedback or areas for growth. Not only are they personalized, but the entire process is easy to navigate. Without the hassle of jumping in and out of different environments, employees can have a holistic, easy-to-use system for all their performance needs. Sounds like a perfect match.

Developing a High-Performance Culture


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Zugata’s Zenefits Integration

Posted by Caroline Van Dyke on Oct 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM


We are excited to announce a partnership with Zenefits that enables a real time and secure synchronization of employee information between Zenefits and Zugata. This integration enables customers using Zenefits and Zugata to automatically enroll new employees into Zugata and maintain employee information (job title, reporting structure, etc.) in sync between the two systems. No more manual data entry required and no more out-of-sync data across the two systems.


Why pair up?


Zenefits and Zugata are like a PBJ sandwich, even better together. Zenefits is an all in one HR platform that helps you manage payroll, benefits, time and attendance, compliance and more. Once your employees are quickly set up with payroll and benefits in Zenefits, we provide an opportunity to think about one of the best benefits you can bring to them in the workplace: their career development. That’s where Zugata steps in. Zugata empowers your employees to reach their potential with continuous feedback and personalized development resources delivered to them. With Zugata, employees can understand how they’re doing and what they can do to improve. No more being in the dark about how to thrive in their jobs.

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The Story Behind The Name

Posted by Caroline Van Dyke on May 5, 2016 3:00:00 PM

The most common question we get when talking to candidates, prospects and customers is about the company name — what does Zugata mean and how we came up with the name. We thought it may be fun to go down memory lane to jot down how the name came to be.

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Topics: Zugata Culture