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Kenexa

Top Rated
49 Ratings

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Kenexa

Top Rated
49 Ratings
Score 6.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

I can't imagine a scenario where it is less appropriate than any other 360 tool. It's easy to use, customizable, and inexpensive. Reports are easy to interpret. Great tool for anyone looking to implement a new 360.

Kenexa

[It's] good for smaller organizations with a low level of complexity in terms of geographic scope and reporting structures.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
7.5
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
8.0
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
5.5
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
8.0
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Kenexa
8.0

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
5.6
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.0
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
5.0
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
5.0
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.3
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
5.0
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
4.0
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.3
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.0
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Kenexa
6.7

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.3
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.7
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.1
Compliance tracking and reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
6.3

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.5
Create succession plans/pools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.0
Candidate ranking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
9.0
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
9.0
Candidate development
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.6
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.7
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.4
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.3
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.2
Customized Application Form
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.1
Resume Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.9
Candidate Search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.6
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
8.0
Collaboration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.1
Task Creation and Delegation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.3
Email Templates
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.5
User Permissions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.7
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.7
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Kenexa
7.0

Pros

  • Competency library is robust - includes pretty much any competency that you would need
  • Excellent customer service, both online (demonstrations of how to) and via phone/email
  • Completely customizable - different targets can have different competencies, rater types, rating scales, etc.
  • Integration with HRIS and job boards
  • Contact management
  • Actual user interface is fairly intuitive

Cons

  • It took us a little while to figure out how to set up a 360 (we didn't watch the demo videos until later), but once we did, it was very easy to use.
  • Some of the questions under situational judgment are subjective and don't take into account different scenarios.
  • The test is a little lengthy.
  • Some people do not test well and I am not sure if there is a contingency built in for that margin of error.

Likelihood to Renew

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.6
Based on 2 answers
Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
Kenexa6.0
Based on 12 answers
To be honest, this decision would not reside with me, however, while I would recommend some changes, I think that overall Kenexa is an effective tool.

Usability

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Kenexa7.0
Based on 3 answers
It was intuitive and easy to learn.

Performance

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.
Kenexa5.0
Based on 1 answer
Just slow for what we are doing here

Support

No score
No answers yet
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Kenexa1.8
Based on 2 answers
There Tier 1 support is not knowledgable and things that should take less than 1 day can take 3-4 weeks to get resolved.

Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Kenexa2.6
Based on 2 answers
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.

Alternatives Considered

I've seen or used several of the other 360 tools. EchoSpan is better in nearly every way. It is more customizable. It can be administered completely by someone internally, so no need to request someone to set up a 360 - you can just do it yourself. Competency library is great, and you can create others if you want to. Reports are easy to interpret. Very good customer service
We recently started using Assess for our Food Service and Area Managers and the results have not been as accurate as Kenexa. We have since made some bad hires off the results of Assess, we have had one particular Area Manager that scored in the "Best" category and her behavior on the job did not correlate at all with her test scores. Though the test breaks each section down with a little bit more detail, I have found it difficult to interpret and provide feedback to candidates because some categories didn't have a scale that's easily interpreted.

Return on Investment

  • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses
  • Increased efficiency
  • Less paper wasted/less manual process

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Pricing Details

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

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

Kenexa

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