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Achievers

5 Ratings

Achievers

5 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

Achievers

Achievers is well suited as a rewards and recognition platform - which is what it was designed for. It's less appropriate for a company intranet to share files and documents with one another. Allowing users to do both on one platform would be a great solution for bridging the gap between corporate communication and rewards.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.4
Performance plans
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Plan weighting
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.9
Manager note taking
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.6
Performance improvement plans
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Review status tracking
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.1
Rater nomination workflow
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
4.0
Review reminders
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Workflow restrictions
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.5
Multiple review frequency
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Reporting
Achievers
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.9

Learning Management

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

Pros

  • Excellent selection within points catalog
  • Easy to use interface
  • Social media platform allowing for recognition to be seen company-wide
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • Relevance of rewards catalog
  • Exchange rate of catalog items
  • Would be nice to see deeper integration with company intranets
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  • Need to include a signature line or checkbox where the employee can acknowledge receipt and review of the final document as submitted by the manager (and the date of same). This would be very helpful so there is no viable argument about the content of the document especially if an employee dispute and/or lawsuit regarding performance issues arises in the future.
  • A feature enabling employees to print out the final document. Right now, only the manager has a print command button on the screen. The employee can attempt this by using the browser’s menu option (i.e. mouse right click > print command) but the resulting hard copy is incomplete and poorly formatted. The word processor within Piiq has somewhat limited features compared to what is available in MS Word or even the more basic Windows Wordpad. But the interface is improved from the earlier version.
  • The final print out doesn’t match the screen output. Ratings that are displayed graphically on the screen are Instead displayed as text. The end result is wordy and, at best, awkward to read.
  • A 360-degree review that can be sent to parties outside the company would be helpful, especially for rating senior managers and executives who have extensive vendor or third-party relationships contributing to the overall performance rating.
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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.
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Usability

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PiiQ by Cornerstone7.6
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The graphic user interface is much improved over the earlier CSOD. Employees and managers alike seem reasonably comfortable with the layout and logic of the program. Built-in user guide is well designed and easily accessible. However, initial setup of the competencies and rating definitions could be easier.
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Reliability and Availability

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

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PiiQ by Cornerstone8.7
Based on 22 answers
Great help.
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Online Training

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

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Most review packages I've used in the past have been attached to the HRIS or created in house.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: it has increased our company's ability to express gratitude for exceptional work
  • Positive: it has increased our company's overall morale
  • Negative: rewarding points for gratitude can be expensive depending on the size of the company
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  • More effective for line mangers to take the review
  • HR can easily track the review progress
  • Good for people development and succession planning
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Pricing Details

Achievers

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Achievers Editions & Modules
Achievers
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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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