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15Five

5 Ratings

CakeHR

3 Ratings

15Five

5 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

CakeHR

3 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

15Five

15Five is well suited for businesses/groups that are transparent, and willing to share information. If an organization was not a place where information is freely shared, it would not be helpful. Although, it could improve the level of transparency, as members of the organization could have space where they feel comfortable to share information. There are several different privacy settings within the each 15Five, so users can choose what they want to share. Also, it's best to make sure you/your organization has the time to use 15Five. It can be time-consuming for users, but also for those reviewing employees 15Five. It can be a lot of information to sift through. However, the layout of the software is easy to engage with and digest, which is helpful! Additionally, it's important to share with the team how 15Five works, and why it's being utilized. Depending on the questions that are set up within the software, it would seem a bit invasive to some. However, if a clear expectation is set prior to use 15Five, this may not be an issue.

CakeHR

I would really recommend it to other companies. Especially to companies like ours, startups, 10+ employees. CakeHR gives you a good overview of all the teams, days off, and you have all the data about employees in one system.

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

15Five
CakeHR
6.7
Employee demographic data
15Five
CakeHR
5.5
Employment history
15Five
CakeHR
4.5
Job profiles and administration
15Five
CakeHR
7.7
Organizational charting
15Five
CakeHR
9.1

Leave and Attendance Management

15Five
CakeHR
8.6
Approval workflow
15Five
CakeHR
8.2
Balance details
15Five
CakeHR
9.1

Employee Self Service

15Five
CakeHR
8.6
Update personal information
15Five
CakeHR
9.1
View job history
15Five
CakeHR
8.2

HR Reporting

15Five
CakeHR
6.8
Report builder
15Five
CakeHR
7.3
Pre-built reports
15Five
CakeHR
6.4

Onboarding

15Five
CakeHR
9.1
New hire portal
15Five
CakeHR
9.1
Manager tracking tools
15Five
CakeHR
9.1

Performance and Goals

15Five
CakeHR
9.1
Corporate goal setting
15Five
CakeHR
9.1
Individual goal setting
15Five
CakeHR
9.1
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
CakeHR
9.1
Performance tracking
15Five
CakeHR
9.1

Performance Management

15Five
CakeHR
8.0
Performance plans
15Five
CakeHR
7.3
Performance improvement plans
15Five
CakeHR
6.4
Review status tracking
15Five
CakeHR
9.1
Review reminders
15Five
CakeHR
8.2
Multiple review frequency
15Five
CakeHR
9.1

Pros

  • Goals/To-do lists: 15Five is a great tool for creating to do lists or establishing goals for the week. Employees can add them easily, and check them off when completed. For me, this has provided a helpful visual of what needs to be accomplished that week.
  • It's easy to send information out to anyone in the organization - tagging individuals or @all is an easy way to share information within the platform. Our president is a big fan of 15Five, and she has utilized it as a way to disseminate information throughout our organization. Information can be uploaded in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access manner.
  • Reminders - it's easy to set up reminders within the program, to ensure employees are completing their portion. As an employee, the reminders are helpful in encouraging completion.
  • Customizable questions - direct supports/supervisors can set up different questions to be asked of employees from week to week. This is helpful if there are questions that are needed to be asked weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Being able to change questions regularly is great.
  • Super easy and usable system.
  • Great customer service; listens to feedback and does something with it, answers really quickly.
  • A good overview per team for managers.
  • An app available for every employee to quickly arrange a request.

Cons

  • Although I mentioned customization as a positive aspect, it could use some improvements. The backend process of updating the questions, and setting them to a certain schedule, can be a bit confusing. This process could be streamlined.
  • The commenting process can be a bit confusing. If a person is tagged/mentioned in a comment, they are typically sent an email notifying them. However, it can be difficult to locate where you can reply and continue the conversation. Although a simple issue, it seems it could be easily rectified.
  • I would like to see more integration of the team portion of 15Five. It seems this feature is not as prominent, so you can easily get stuck in just your specific 15Five information.
  • Not all features for an HR system are available in CakeHR, but they are working on it to improve and expand

Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
This is the first HR system we have used in our company.

Return on Investment

  • 15Five has positively impacted the information provided to our leadership team. Our direct supports feel more connected to their department and are able to resolve issues as they arise, or even beforehand.
  • It has provided a positive impact on the 'kudos' or positive reinforcement our employees can provide to one another.
  • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
  • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.

Pricing Details

15Five

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
15Five Editions & Modules
15Five
Additional Pricing Details

CakeHR

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
CakeHR Editions & Modules
CakeHR
Edition
PEPM
3.301
1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
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