Fulfil management reporting and audit requirements at the same time as growing and developing your people!
November 13, 2020

Fulfil management reporting and audit requirements at the same time as growing and developing your people!

Anne Crawford-Nutt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Learning Suite
  • Performance Suite

Overall Satisfaction with Cornerstone OnDemand

As the Cornerstone Systems, Learning and Performance administrator,
I have been able to provide a wide variety of both learning and performance
solutions to our organisation.

In the performance space we have created Observation
Checklists to assess technical competencies, and also for Quarterly Performance
Reviews using role-related competencies. Managers love the structured format
and the ability to add observation notes on an ongoing basis.

In a nutshell, Cornerstone has enabled us to grow and develop
our people at the same time as fulfilling management reporting and audit

  • The ability to easily track the assignment and completions of all the tasks, and the ability to produce real-time reports has revolutionised our training and performance management areas. It is now a simple and easy process to provide reports for auditors and for management reporting. This has enhanced manager’s ability to keep track of their team’s progress.
  • In the learning space, we have created in-house training, uploaded SCORM files from external providers to create online courses and created materials which link to external training websites. All the training assignment and completion is easily tracked and reported on. The users find the access through Cornerstone easy to use.
  • It would be great if the Performance module had the same reporting features as the Learning Module. I find I have to design my own reports using Reporting 2.0, whereas I just use the Standard Reports in Learning, as they have everything I need.
  • Again, it would be nice if assigning the Performance Tasks had something like the Learning Assignment Tool where you can easily assign and track assignments.
  • I find the Custom Reports difficult to create and the on-line help is not very helpful in this area!
  • We have increased scores on employee engagement, learning completion, completion of performance reviews.
  • The ability to use Observation Checklists on the job to assess employees skill and understanding of key tasks and mandatory procedures has improved compliance and decreased errors.
  • We can now produce real-time accurate reports for audit purposes.

Do you think Cornerstone OnDemand delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Cornerstone OnDemand's feature set?


Did Cornerstone OnDemand live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cornerstone OnDemand go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Cornerstone OnDemand again?


Support Central / Global Support provides a high level of support once you get used to how it works. It's good because it forces you to think through problems yourself, provide screenshots to illustrate the issue. There are good help articles available.
I find online help very useful in most areas except for Custom Reports.
On occasion I have used the local mobile number to solve urgent issues - bear in mind you need to have opened a case and have a case number before you call,
It took me a while to teach myself but with the combination of the on-line training, on-line help and global support I have mastered what I need. I am constantly learning and attending the webinars and discussions offered.
For our users - especially those not very computer literate, and for whom using a PC is a small part of their work, I create very detailed training guides which include screenshots with arrows pointing where to click. The training you provide to users must be at their level of understanding, and this will set you up for successful implementation of Cornerstone in your organisation. This applies especially in the Performance module which can be a bit trickier than the Learning module.
I haven't used or evaluated similar products myself but have working in organisation that have had their own LMS's. I find Cornerstone to excel in the assignment and tracking of materials and the ability to report on all aspects of learning and performance tasks. It have revolutionised both the Learning and Performance space in an organisation that only had manual ways of tracking and reporting previously.

Cornerstone OnDemand Feature Ratings

Not Rated
New hire portal
Not Rated
Manager tracking tools
Not Rated
Compliance tracking and reporting
Not Rated
Corporate goal setting
Not Rated
Subordinate goal setting
Individual goal setting
Line-of sight-visibility
Not Rated
Performance tracking
Performance plans
Not Rated
Plan weighting
Not Rated
Manager note taking
Not Rated
Performance improvement plans
Not Rated
Review status tracking
Not Rated
Rater nomination workflow
Not Rated
Review reminders
Not Rated
Workflow restrictions
Not Rated
Multiple review frequency
Not Rated
Not Rated
Create succession plans/pools
Not Rated
Candidate ranking
Not Rated
Candidate search
Not Rated
Candidate development
Not Rated
Job Requisition Management
Not Rated
Company Website Posting
Not Rated
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
Not Rated
Customized Application Form
Not Rated
Resume Management
Not Rated
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Candidate Search
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
Not Rated
Not Rated
Task Creation and Delegation
Not Rated
Email Templates
Not Rated
User Permissions
Not Rated
Notifications and Alerts
Not Rated
Not Rated
Course authoring
Course catalog or library
Learning content
Mobile friendly
Not Rated
Progress tracking & certifications
Compliance management
Not Rated
Learning administration
Learning reporting & analytics
Social learning
Not Rated

Using Cornerstone OnDemand

850 - Disability Services
Foster Care
Corporate Services - Human resources, Marketing, Finance, Resources, Learning and Development
Business Services
IT services
Executive management
5 - People require:
  • good IT skills
  • a logical problem solving ability
  • ability to explain processes in an easy to understand way
  • an abundance of patience
  • the ability to analyse business needs and determine the best tool within Cornerstone to use to create a solution
  • a systematic approach
  • willingness to experiment with different ways to find the best solution
  • willingness to continually learn and improve their skills
  • Creating Induction curricula for all job roles.
  • Creating a catalogue of internal and external training resources.
  • Assessing skills and competencies.
  • Monitoring performance.
  • To produce organisation-specific Covid 19 training in a very short space of time.
  • To produce a Medication Administration Competency Assessment using an Observation Checklist to meet regulatory standards.
  • A Motor Vehicle Orientation - an on-the-job checklist completed on an iPad while the person learns to operate company vehicles - aimed at reducing insurance costs.
  • For ongoing training offerings.
  • To create competency frameworks, assessment tools and development plans.
  • For succession planning.
We have invested a lot of time in the development of Learning and Performance tasks, and we still have so much more to achieve using Cornerstone, so would not consider not renewing it
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • The Learning Assignment Tool.
  • Training Standard reports.
  • Competency assessment using Observation Checklists.
  • Reporting on Observation Checklist completion by manager.
  • Assignment of Performance Tasks.
  • Custom reporting.
  • Price
I was not involved in the decision as I joined after it was purchased, but as a not-for-profit organisation, price underlies most purchases.
I was not involved in the process so can't comment