Small Improvements

Small Improvements

Score 9.2 out of 10
Small Improvements

Overview

What is Small Improvements?

Performance Reviews & 360s
Provide employees with structured opportunities for reflection and assessment through performance reviews and peer feedback. Customize the questions, define who participates, establish a cadence that suits an organization’s schedule, and run reviews for different departments at...
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Popular Features

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  • Performance plans (7)
    9.7
    97%
  • Review status tracking (8)
    9.7
    97%
  • Performance tracking (7)
    9.2
    92%
  • Individual goal setting (8)
    8.8
    88%

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Pricing

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Engagement and Retention Add-on

$2

Cloud
per user, per month

Performance Starter Pack

$5

Cloud
per user, per month

Feedback and Performance Suite

$7

Cloud
per user, per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Features

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

8.1Avg 8.1

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

9.2Avg 8.4
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Product Details

What is Small Improvements?

Performance Reviews & 360s
Provide employees with structured opportunities for reflection and assessment through performance reviews and peer feedback. Customize the questions, define who participates, establish a cadence that suits an organization’s schedule, and run reviews for different departments at the same time.

Ongoing Feedback
Praise coworkers for a job well done and request feedback at any time from anyone. Prepare for 1:1s and share notes afterward to make sure you are aligned.

Objectives
Keep employees accountable and help them grow by setting objectives and tracking key results. Objectives can be shared with managers, the team, or the entire company, so it’s easy to understand everyone’s priorities, communicate progress, and receive valuable feedback from others.

Pulse Surveys
Gather real-time employee feedback through frequent Pulse Surveys to improve employee experience year-round.

Retention Analytics
Quickly identify teams or employees that might need your attention. Retention Analytics predicts which employees are most likely to leave so you can take action before they do.

Small Improvements Features

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Manager note taking
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Rater nominations
  • Supported: Rater nomination workflow
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Workflow restrictions
  • Supported: Review transfer
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency
  • Supported: Reporting

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Non-hierarchical goal setting
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Additional Features

  • Supported: 360-Degree Feedback
  • Supported: 1:1 Meetings
  • Supported: Praise
  • Supported: Feedback Requests
  • Supported: Pulse Surveys
  • Supported: Retention Analytics

Small Improvements Screenshots

Screenshot of Provide employees with structured opportunities for reflection and assessment through Performance ReviewsScreenshot of Decide whether or not you want manager to approve nominations for 360 FeedbackScreenshot of Share agenda items, meeting notes, and follow-up discussions with 1:1 MeetingsScreenshot of Create templated 1:1 meeting agendas for your managersScreenshot of Identify goals, set success measures, and track the results with ObjectivesScreenshot of Give public kudos to your colleagues with PraiseScreenshot of Use our Slack integration to create 1:1 meeting agendas and publicly share Praises and ObjectivesScreenshot of Track completion rates and nudge participants directly from our reportingScreenshot of Track employee engagement over time with frequent Pulse SurveysScreenshot of See who is likely to leave soon with Retention Analytics

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Small Improvements Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobal

Frequently Asked Questions

Lattice, 15Five, and Reflektive are common alternatives for Small Improvements.

Reviewers rate Manager note taking and Review reminders highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Small Improvements are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This would be useful for a business that was growing and wants to keep track of the sentiment of their employees in an easy to use way. It would be especially useful if the company was happy to record their overall objectives somewhere else. I believe it would also work well for logging KPIs - if not OKRs, unless that has changed recently.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've only used Small Improvements as an official project tracking solution; however it is a great platform when compared to the alternatives of Excel and Google Sheets, which is what my past companies used to track employee projects. Incremental tracking via an all-in-one solution is most appropriate as an additional resource to Kanban style systems such as JIRA.
Ryan Spaulding | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I love how easy the software is to use. It requires little training if any. With that said the simplicity is also a problem. Some of our departments such as development use a different software solution to track group goals. It is redundant to have two goal trackers, but it is necessary because small improvements are individual-focused.
Dmitry Pashkevich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I'm honestly not sure why my company chose to use Small Improvements. We used Lattice before for the all the same use cases I mentioned here. The employee performance review feature might be a bit better in Small Improvements, but the goal-setting tool and the 1:1 tool are very weak. I may not have benefitted yet from all the features that Small Improvements have to offer, but so far it looks like a pretty basic HR tool with much better alternatives out there. If it's cheaper than the competition, that might be the only argument to go with it.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Small Improvements is well suited in any sector or organization given that it tracks employee performance, 1:1 meetings, employee recognition and so on. I've used other tools previously like ones built in-house, Excel spreadsheets and even competitors like Workday but Small Improvements is leaps ahead of those other tools in its ability to execute well on employee performance tracking, recognition and meetings.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Small Improvements is well suited to end of year performance reviews (which is how my company uses the service) and next year's goal setting. I am not familiar with other performance review tools in this space, but this one appears quite basic beyond providing a centralized service for submitting and receiving performance reviews.
Dustin Hovey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The product is passable and does the job but it doesn't seem to represent the gold standard or be the market leader in anything, it also seems very outdated in terms of aesthetics and functionality. I have used numerous products that serve a similar purpose that seem to offer many more features and ease of usability.
Austin Voigt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Small Improvements is great for the internal review process in our company. The employee fills out their own personal review of their performance, the manager fills out theirs, and neither has to see the other one before submission. I think this is great, as employees and managers can sometimes allow each others' reviews to skew their own reviews, so employees may be afraid to rate themselves too low or high, for fear that it would influence the manager's review.
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