5 Confluence & JIRA add-ons your HR team will love

Many Atlassian customers don't realize there are loads of add-ons and integrations within our marketplace, including these 5 JIRA plug-ins an HR department can use to create a unique, customized central system for their team and processes. JIRA isn't just for software teams, because all teams need to plan, track, and collaborate on projects. We built JIRA Core to make JIRA simpler for all business teams, and these add-ons help tailor the HR experience.

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Confluence performance: twice as fast in the cloud

We need tools that support the speed at which we work. Even a slight wait can throw you off your flow. Have you ever gotten impatient while waiting for, oh... I don't know... a Confluence page to load? So you pop over to Facebook (just for a sec – seriously!), and after chuckling over some pics of cats in Halloween costumes, you realize twenty minutes has gone by and you're on a sub-reddit you never knew existed, with no recollection of what you were working on. Not exactly ideal for productivity. One

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If you track and report most of your work in JIRA, the integration between Confluence and JIRA makes it easy to insert your release results straight from JIRA into a Confluence page, where you can add more color and detail, publish internally, and also make them publicly available.

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Sometimes, it's easier to make a decision asynchronously. And for that, there's no place better than Confluence. The Decisions Blueprint provides a simple, repeatable process for making decisions asynchronously with your team and recording them forever in Confluence. And once everything's in Confluence, you—and anyone on your team—can reference it later.

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How to build a release planning page in Confluence

Every product release requires a lot of hard work and a ton of coordination between individuals and teams. In some places, a release coordinator takes this on as a full time job, while in others, a developer, product manager, or project manager might be in charge of release planning. At Atlassian, we use Confluence to collect and organize all the work and information for each release, and to communicate what it's all about to the rest of the business. I've written before about how we approach

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