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15Five

6 Ratings

YouEarnedIt

6 Ratings

15Five

6 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

YouEarnedIt

6 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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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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YouEarnedIt

YouEarnedIt can be great for any company, even if you only have a small budget or no budget to allocate at all to the redemption side, you can use the tool just for your employees to recognize each other by writing thoughtful messages. The messages are the most important part of the YEI process, they will empower your employees to appreciate each other which spurs motivation and a happier work environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

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.
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  • The user interface with YEI is done really well. It is very easy for our employees to navigate from giving gold to redeeming gold.
  • It is easy to add new types of redemptions to the "store" and the redemptions are easy to understand for users. They have a picture and a description with each redemption.
  • YEI also has reports that you can run to see different types of metric like redemptions, giving balance etc.
  • Another cool function of YEI is behavior bonuses. An example of this would be that the company poses a challenge and once you complete the challenge, you can go to YEI and click to redeem the gold given for that challenge.
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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.
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  • The ability to create custom reports as admins would be a nice feature.
  • A feature that allows managers of the employees to be loaded into YEI and then they can receive a breakdown of the recognition of their direct reports periodically would be a nice feature.
  • Ways for the employee to create their own reports to see their own receiving and giving metrics.
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Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
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Both Namely and Hey Taco have their own version of this. Namely has appreciations that you can do through their HRIS platform, that is basically shout outs to employees and Hey Taco is a Slack integration that has its own way to send recognition and also has a redemption "store." Both are nice in their own way. The Namely appreciations is a neat additional feature to the HRIS platform and is especially useful if your employees use Namely HRIS is kind of a hub for them. Hey Taco is fun because it integrates with Slack so if you are using Slack then this is a good additional feature to look at. We were using YEI before these came along and have checked out both but still love YEI. If we had not been using YEI we may have brought in one of these options as a central choice for our employees.
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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.
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  • YouEarnedIt has been a great motivator for your employees. Everyone loves feeling appreciated and YEI gives us a platform for peer to peer recognition, so it is not always top down and can be multiple times a day.
  • YEI helps us get to know our peers better because we can read what they are being recognized for. We will then know what they are working on and have a better understanding of the work they put in and all of their efforts.
  • The behavior bonus redemptions have allowed us to stream line rewards for challenges, so they save time for our employees who are administering the challenges.
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Pricing Details

15Five

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

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