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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.
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Workable

We used Workable at a start-up which was extremely wise. We weren't hiring for 50 open requisitions, we were hiring usually for five or six requisitions at a time. The cost and functionality were so helpful that we used this platform up until we were growing exponentially. After our growth took off, it made sense to utilize a different tool (especially as expectations in measurements shifted).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
9.1
Workable
Corporate goal setting
15Five
8.7
Workable
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
8.4
Workable
Individual goal setting
15Five
9.0
Workable
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
10.0
Workable
Performance tracking
15Five
9.3
Workable

Performance Management

15Five
8.2
Workable
Performance plans
15Five
7.6
Workable
Plan weighting
15Five
6.5
Workable
Manager note taking
15Five
7.7
Workable
Performance improvement plans
15Five
6.5
Workable
Review status tracking
15Five
8.4
Workable
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
10.0
Workable
Review reminders
15Five
10.0
Workable
Workflow restrictions
15Five
7.0
Workable
Multiple review frequency
15Five
8.4
Workable
Reporting
15Five
9.5
Workable

Recruiting / ATS

15Five
Workable
8.2
Job Requisition Management
15Five
Workable
8.1
Company Website Posting
15Five
Workable
8.5
Publish to Social Media
15Five
Workable
7.8
Job Search Site Posting
15Five
Workable
8.6
Customized Application Form
15Five
Workable
8.5
Resume Management
15Five
Workable
7.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
15Five
Workable
7.4
Candidate Search
15Five
Workable
8.1
Applicant Tracking
15Five
Workable
9.1
Collaboration
15Five
Workable
8.4
Task Creation and Delegation
15Five
Workable
7.0
Email Templates
15Five
Workable
9.1
User Permissions
15Five
Workable
8.7
Notifications and Alerts
15Five
Workable
8.8
Reporting
15Five
Workable
7.6

Pros

15Five

  • 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.
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Workable

  • Workflow
  • Basic Reporting
  • Collaboration
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Cons

15Five

  • 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.
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Workable

  • Although Workable is user-friendly, there are times where I find the platform to not be particularly intuitive. There's been several times I've asked a support person how to access what I think is a fairly common-sense feature, and they've said 'we actually don't have that, but that's a great idea! We'll pass that along to our product support team'. An example is the Talent Pool - you would think candidates that apply for a role, but aren't actually a fit could be put in your talent pool, almost like a holding place. Nope - not an option. They have to submit their information through another portal. This, among other features, gives me the impression that actual recruiters/HR professionals were NOT consulting when adding new features/creating the ATS. There's a lot of potential here, but it doesn't seem that anyone actually using the platform was consulted when designing new features.
  • The People Search function seems to be an after thought, and not particularly helpful. This could be that not enough people are in Workable's pool, but I've yet to find it useful.
  • Although Workable will post your jobs to other job boards (Indeed, Glassdoor, etc), it does not communicate with those boards, and you as the use have no access to what's being shown on those boards. I recently had an issue with a role on a board, and had to contact support. I was told I'd have to utilize my Glassdoor account to fix the issue. The problem - I don't have one! My only contact with Glassdoor is via Workable. There has to be a better way for the two to communicate.
  • Features can often be buried within the platform. There have been times where it's difficult to find certain things. Your jobs page is your home screen, which is helpful, but finding items not on that page can often feel like a treasure hunt.
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Likelihood to Renew

15Five

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workable

Workable 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's become a part of the fabric of our hiring process and we are growing like crazy! Once we have a working platform in place the cost of the change management typically far out weighs the benefits derived from the change! It's especially hard to change a process with employees who are not key stake holders, they are alway hesitant to invest time in a new product they are only going to use once in a while. With that said if something else came along with benefits far and above workable that we would gain a clear lift in productivity and capabilities we would make the change, we've done it with other parts of our tech stack
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Usability

15Five

15Five 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use UI and fast responsive actions.
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Workable

Workable 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use
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Support

15Five

15Five 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had any issues - documentation is top-notch!
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Workable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

15Five

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
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Workable

Workable is far easier to use than our ATS products like Greenhouse - cleaner interface, easy to onboard and educate new years. For some clients we've had to use Greenhouse and I've always found Greenhouse by comparison to be incredibly clunky and harder to get the information I need quickly.
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Return on Investment

15Five

  • It is extremely difficult to gauge ROI for a tool like 15Five, but as a company, we've found a lot of value in it for byte-sized, weekly performance management.
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Workable

  • Allows employees that are not directly involved in hiring to effortlessly enter the process of interviewing and providing feedback. I can focus on my core responsibilities and not waste time on unnecessary back and forth with HR.
  • Workable allows employees like me that are not in HR and directly involved with hiring to look at open Jobs and help find quality candidates.
  • Save HR time by being able to see my Calendar and quickly schedule interviews or team meetings about candidates.
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Pricing Details

15Five

General

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

Workable

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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