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15Five

6 Ratings

15Five

6 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

PiiQ by Cornerstone

46 Ratings
Score 7.8 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.

PiiQ by Cornerstone

Piiq by Cornerstone is a tool (actually, a set of tools) well suited for salaried and professional employees (e.g. corporate headquarters). May be a bit too sophisticated for the performance management needs of hourly/production staff. We also faced some cost constraints and elected to use a simpler online performance management tool offered by our payroll vendor.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Corporate goal setting
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.6
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Individual goal setting
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Performance tracking
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Performance Management

15Five
9.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.4
Performance plans
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Review status tracking
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.1
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
4.0
Review reminders
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Workflow restrictions
15Five
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.4
Multiple review frequency
15Five
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Reporting
15Five
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.9
Plan weighting
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.9
Manager note taking
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.6
Performance improvement plans
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0

Onboarding

15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Learning Management

15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.8
Course authoring
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Course catalog or library
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.2
Player/Portal
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Learning content
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Mobile friendly
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Assignments
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.2
Compliance management
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Learning administration
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.2
Learning reporting & analytics
15Five
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4

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.
  • Enables employees to draft work goals and collaborate with their supervisors on a final version - improves mutual understanding right up front.
  • Combines performance goal ratings with competency ratings and provides a blended score. Simplifies the goal weighting so you don't have to do any calculations.
  • 9-box matrix provides useful definitions and descriptions so managers can prepare development notes or plans for individual employees.

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.
  • Setup and ongoing maintenance can be frustrating, needs more options for customization. We have to call their help line almost every day when we're setting up the system for the next appraisal period, and a lot of our requested features
  • Needs better user management, should be much more user-friendly, process on handling terminated employees doesn't make the most sense (ex. it's unfortunate that we have to pay an extra fee to download data if we would want to delete users in the system. I wish we would "hide" terminated/inactive employees so they don't show up with giant Xs across their chest - it's really weird and it looks like they're on a hit list.)
  • Reporting is very limited. If there is a manager with four direct reports and I, as an admin, want to see how much of each review the manager has completed so far, I can't. The numbers are only reported in the aggregate. If CSB added more in-depth reports, the system would be greatly improved.
  • I think it's silly that you need to click "Save" and that the data entered does not save automatically. I shouldn't have to remind employees to always click on "Save" every few minutes.
  • I wish the "Share" feature was more pronounced and obvious. This is probably the number one question we get - "how do I share my review with my manager?" Also, managers are never notified via e-mail upon successful completion of a self-appraisal. More notifications would be great and would remove lots of guesswork or missed time. We are on an extremely tight schedule for performance reviews and want to make sure people have enough time to complete the process.
  • It's ridiculous that Admins cannot download employee data and reviews directly from their Admin accounts. We shouldn't have to sign in as an employee's manager to read or download their reviews. Imagine doing this for 300+ employees.

Likelihood to Renew

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PiiQ by Cornerstone3.0
Based on 2 answers
It's not that CSB isn't a decent performance management system, but we have decided to go with just one vendor (Workday) for an HRIS/performance management/payroll system so we can directly relate pay to performance. We are more interested in having just one system that "talks" to the other pieces instead of having to work with several vendors. It reduces the hassle of having to communicate with different support teams, having different contracts, and so on.

Usability

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PiiQ by Cornerstone7.6
Based on 23 answers
The update caused a lot of conufsion for the admins and managers that assign courses.

Reliability and Availability

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PiiQ by Cornerstone10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.

Performance

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PiiQ by Cornerstone7.0
Based on 1 answer
The saving process slows it down. It doesn’t auto save. If you leave a page, it will sometimes warn you, but not always. When you hit the save button, a window pops up that says creating/saving packets. It feels very archaic.

Support

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PiiQ by Cornerstone8.7
Based on 22 answers
We have had minimal support requests. All were handled in a swift professional manner.

Online Training

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PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 1 answer
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.

Implementation

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PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 2 answers
I think we could have done a better job of rolling out the tool to our managers. We were under a tight timeline. In the training, we showed them everything and said go do it by this date. Looking back, I would have done it in pieces: for example, 2 weeks to write goals, 2 weeks to get sign-off from direct reports. I just let them go at it. Since then we’ve moved to agile development environment and are applying the technique to everything. In future would only do through change sprint. It is a big change I didn’t take it seriously enough.

I had a team of 3 project managing. You need a champion from every department to make sure you’re getting it right and to make sure what’s happening is communicated. It’s not something you can do without input from department heads

Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
ADP's performance management and one from another payroll system we were considering switching to, but ended up not going with.

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.
  • We have been able to create a culture of continuous feedback and conversations.
  • Employees finally have a clear view of what is expected of them with real SMART goals to adhere to each year.
  • Management is able to see the company holistically and how teams are stacking up against one another.
  • We have made some adjustments in staff due to results and feedback that we would not have been able to track with an antiquated paper process.

Pricing Details

15Five

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
15Five Editions & Modules
15Five
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,000*
1.  per installation
PiiQ by Cornerstone Editions & Modules
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Edition
PiiQ Performance 1-49 Users
$8.001
PiiQ Performance & Learning 1-49 Users
$10.001
PiiQ Performance 50-99 Users
$7.001
PiiQ Performance 100-249 Users
$6.001
PiiQ Performance 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Learning 1-49 Users
$4.003
PiiQ Learning 50-99 Users
$3.503
PiiQ Learning 100-249 Users
$3.003
PiiQ Learning 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Performance & Learning 50-99 Users
$8.755
PiiQ Performance & Learning 100-249 Users
$7.505
PiiQ Performance & Learning 250+ Users
Custom
1. per user per month
3. per user per month
5. per user per month
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