15Five for transparent organizations
January 08, 2021

15Five for transparent organizations

Carlie McLaughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with 15Five

Our company uses 15Five as a way to track performance of individuals across the company. Each department manages their own application of 15Five and uses to as a check in system each week to keep each individual accountable. Each week, every individual performs an evaluation of themselves on 15Five. This evaluation allows the individual to think about the things they accomplished throughout the week as well as things that they struggled with. This practice allows transparency between an employee and their manager. Employees are able to express their opinions, accomplishments and struggles in an open forum. If desired, these comments can be escalated through the company up to higher management so that the whole organization is aware of problems or wins that the company is going through in a particular week. We also use it to set long term goals and be able to track these goals over a longer period of time. This allows managers to track growth of their employees and help them grow in their particular focus area. Additionally, we use 15Five to keep track of talk points for 1 on 1 meetings that employees have with their managers.
  • Goal setting.
  • Weekly accomplishments and struggles.
  • Company wide suggestion.
  • 1-1 Meeting Tracking.
  • There could be more functionality for goal setting. Maybe a timeline feature to keep track over time of goals.
  • An overall hero widget that displays goals for the week/month/quarter/year.
  • 15Five contributes positively to our company culture of openness and honesty.
  • Contributes to our horizontal organization structure.
15Five is much more user friendly than the Workday goal setting and check in capabilities. 15Five is more real-time and allows users goals to be more fluid and agile when business objectives change. 15Five also has much more functionality in terms of goal settings, weekly check ins and note taking that Workday does not provide.

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15Five is great for companies that value cross-company transparency and value the well being of their employees. The weekly check-in feature allows employees to honest about how they feel throughout the week and road blocks they encounter. It is also helpful for busy companies who are in meetings a lot and don't always have time to meet 1-1 with employees every few days. The weekly check-in feature allows the employee to inform their manager of their accomplishments and struggles in a personal, but not time consuming manner.

15Five Feature Ratings

Performance plans
Manager note taking
Performance improvement plans
Review status tracking
Review reminders
Workflow restrictions
Multiple review frequency
Not Rated
Corporate goal setting
Subordinate goal setting
Individual goal setting
Line-of sight-visibility
Performance tracking