How we increased our engagement levels by using Saba
June 20, 2019

How we increased our engagement levels by using Saba

Paul Ellison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Modules Used

  • Learning
  • Performance

Overall Satisfaction with Saba

Saba is used by all employees at our organization. We use it to align goals from senior management to all employees in the organization. Additionally, we use Saba to communicate the cultural, leadership, and technical competency expectations for employees and managers are able to assess their direct reports on their current standing against expectations. Finally, we use Saba to deliver required compliance training and to offer additional voluntary training to all employees.
  • Skills Management - Saba has allowed us to set specific expectations for employees based upon their role, and this has clarified the skill requirements for employees.
  • Goal Management - With Saba, managers can easily create goals aligned up to senior leadership, and then work with their direct reports to create supporting goals.
  • Learning Management - Using Saba's built-in Smart Lists, assigning compliance training is a simple process that used to be a challenge in our former LMS.
  • Simplify the creation of a learning event. Right now, it seems to be over-engineered, which might work for some organizations, but is not great for our organization.
  • Minor tweaks with goal management, such as being able to copy goals from one employee to another, or for a goal assigned to multiple individuals, the ability to make a change to one individual, and the change carries over to the other individuals.
  • We have heard from many people that the visibility of goals and skills expectations has impacted their engagement levels, which aids us in our retention goals.
  • With the easier reporting provided by Saba, we are able to generate compliance training reports in real time, which keeps our regulators very happy.
Saba is excellent for goal management, skills (competency) management, and learning management. They have engineered a system that will meet the needs of most organizations, regardless of size or industry.

Saba Cloud Feature Ratings

Corporate goal setting
8
Subordinate goal setting
8
Individual goal setting
8
Line-of sight-visibility
9
Performance tracking
7
Performance plans
Not Rated
Plan weighting
Not Rated
Manager note taking
7
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
Reporting
8
Course catalog or library
8
Player/Portal
8
Mobile friendly
Not Rated
Progress tracking & certifications
7
Assignments
9
Compliance management
9
Learning administration
9
Learning reporting & analytics
9
Social learning
Not Rated