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15Five

5 Ratings

Virgin Pulse

3 Ratings

15Five

5 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

Virgin Pulse

3 Ratings
Score 9.6 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.

Virgin Pulse

Working with the app and website is awesome and user-friendly.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse
Corporate goal setting
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse
Individual goal setting
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse
Performance tracking
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse

Performance Management

15Five
9.1
Virgin Pulse
Performance plans
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse
Review status tracking
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse
Review reminders
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse
Workflow restrictions
15Five
7.0
Virgin Pulse
Multiple review frequency
15Five
7.0
Virgin Pulse
Reporting
15Five
10.0
Virgin Pulse

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.
  • AMAZING app
  • Great communications
  • Awesome compatibility across systems/apps

Cons

  • The interface to set up the question frequency is a bit confusing.
  • The 360-degree review functionality is relatively new so there are still some kinks to work out on this part of the product.
  • They could always keep adding more device compatibility

Alternatives Considered

We did not review other products
DESTROYS the competition. I am so happy that Virgin Pulse took over the capabilities that Gilsbar was in charge of due to Gilsbar 's lack of user-friendly, up to date, technology.

Return on Investment

  • 15Five is one of my favorite tools. It has allowed us to keep track of the general morale of the business and to address small issues before they became large issues
  • It has also allowed us to streamline our review process, making everybody's life easier!
  • Though we could not see individual employee data, we were able to see who met their overall fitness goals/requirements that assisted in different awards for the year.
  • Better moral/encouragement for employees to feel and be healthy
  • AWESOME analytics team! They have worked with us to also learn new ways of thinking and strategies to attack some of the data

Pricing Details

15Five

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

Virgin Pulse

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