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Clear Review

Cloud-based continuous performance management software

4.89/5 (19 reviews)

Clear Review overview

Clear Review is a cloud-based and hosted software system designed to support organizations of all sizes and across industry sectors with continuous performance management capabilities. Equally suitable for businesses with 50 to as many as 50,000 employees, with a minimum pricing of 50 licenses, Clear Review promises to deliver an alternative to traditional annual appraisals in favor of regular manager-employee conversations. Claiming an increase in productivity, engagement and talent retention in the process, the software operates around three central pillars of performance improvement with regular check-ins, real-time feedback, and near-term objectives.

Check-ins promote more frequent one-to-one discussion meetings between management and staff, ensuring that agreed action points are completed to drive personal development and raise performance levels. Real time "in-the-moment" feedback also offers a faster, more instant submission of quick endorsement, enabling managers to send praise or offer constructive words of improvement to any employee within the company, displayed on that person's own personal feedback page. A system based around SMART Objectives encourages staff to collaborate with leaders to establish development milestones that are directly linked to global business goals while still being agile enough to be updated through the year. Viewpoints leverage configurable questions and ratings scales to allow a faster, more streamlined performance review completion, while additional features include integrated performance reporting and data export to Microsoft Excel.
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£2400/year
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Clear Review screenshot: The system supports "Check-in" meetings as regular, scheduled, one-to-one discussions that act as incremental appraisals for management monitoring of an employee's objective progress throughout the business yearWhy and how is performance management changing?Clear Review screenshot: The "Your Team" page provides managers with summary visualizations of team member engagement in terms of objectives, feedback and check-ins etcClear Review screenshot: In-the-moment feedback tools enable managers to send and post positive feedback, praise or constructive advice on improvement to anyone within the organization, for display on the recipient's own personal feedback pageClear Review screenshot: The Viewpoints feature assists managers with faster performance review completions, answering specially configured question sets and ratings for certain team membersClear Review screenshot: Flexible employee SMART objectives are upwardly aligned to the organization's overall goals, allowing current ones to be revised and new ones added throughout the business yearClear Review screenshot: Reporting capabilities provide visibility on performance data, useful when monitoring people's progress against agreed personal objectives and identifying areas that require trainingClear Review screenshot: SMART objectives facilitate the creation of personal development plans, with HR able to collate collective organizational development requirements and send them to Microsoft Excel for further analysisFrancis Lake from CYBG on: Why Clear Review?

Clear Review reviews

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Gary Lockhart

Revolutionised the way in which performance discussions are held in my organisation.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-02
Review Source: Capterra

Massive time savings in terms of keeping direct report's folders with appraisal files & evidence all of which is replaced by this fantastic software. Employee engagement in performance conversations increased dramatically, hence overall productivity.

Pros
Ability to provide in the moment feedback with ease knowing it's logged immediately with no extra paperwork required. Ease of system, access & layout encourages use & is very user friendly. Promotes development conversations from employee view with a focus on on-going development rather than based on high level objectives which can lead to employees losing focus. Easy to link goals to objectives & employee engagement rockets as they see how their small part contributes overall. Ability to set clear , concise actions tailored to the individual which they can easily track & update on their progress. Quarterly check-ins provides the ability to 'check-in' and re-prioritise where required. Team view allows people managers to identify direct reports they potentially need to spend more time with & allows a vision of feedback received for the team.

Cons
Would be nice to have ability to provide feedback to various people at once rather than individually each time - for example collective team feedback following an event.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Michelle Gagnon

Ditch the Paper Process of Performance Management

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

I've been an HR professional for 20+ years and performance management systems/forms/etc. have always been painful. They don't work. Clear Review replaces it and really gives the client the opportunity to align the system and features to their business. I have two main reasons why I recommend Clear Review to other HR and Business professionals: 1.) Ease of implementation. 2.)Ease of engagement with staff. Skip the bells and whistles of complicated systems.

Pros
Super easy to use. Required very little training for our employees to be up and running with using it to having meaningful check-ins with their manager. Easy to schedule check-ins, write/retain notes and action items and to provide feedback. As an Administrator, absolutely love that we can rename data fields to align with the language used at our organization. For example, the system configuration calls performance reviews "Talent Reviews" but if your company prefers Performance Reviews, the field can be edited by the Administrator. Awesome.

Cons
We would like to allow for document uploads into an employee's profile. This company is extremely attentive to the needs of their clients, without compromising the Mission of the company which is to make performance management meaningful and easy.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Larry D. Hillwig, MBA

Excellent solution for a continuous performance management application which was easily implemented.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Basic but complete functionality which is easy to understand and operate. Straight forward admin capabilities. Fits a culture of existing one-on-one meetings or helps you migrate in that direction. Able to integrate organizational strategic initiatives and core values. Affordable.

Cons
UK company which uses unique spelling and date formatting for American users. Has some preset functional limits but they are open to hearing about requested modifications.

Response from Clear Review


Hi Larry,

Thank you for the generous and positive review!

An update to your feedback - we have now made the spelling of UK/US words configurable.

As we have clients all over the world we wanted to remove any confusion, hence why we took the very careful and deliberate decision to use "13 July 2017".

Thank you again as always!

Sean

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Lisa Bailey

Very user friendly system and cost effective

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

Performance Management on a continuous basis and a record of check in conversations taking place

Pros
the ease of implementation and the look / feel of the system is excellent. The systems staff are very helpful in supporting our queries and are always asking for feedback to develop the system further.

Cons
As an administrator of the system, I do not appear to have access to view what managers see on their team / department page so I need to ask a manager to show me what they are referring to on their login.

Response from Clear Review


Hi Lisa,

Thank you very much for the review!

As we discussed, you can leverage the "impersonation" functionality to give you and other Administrators visibility of manager's teams.

This way you do not need to ask them to log in - problem solved!

Thank you, as always.


Sean

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Bryce Herbert

Very supportive and complimentary piece of software to help manage performance better.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ease of use, saves time, paperwork, one place for all interactions with your people. Helps drives a feedback culture, and one where by staff take ownership and accountability for their own performance - this leads to more quality conversations throughout the year.

Cons
At this stage my only con/request is with the feedback section of the software, I would like to provide feedback to groups/teams along with individual level. It is though a vast improvement on what I previously used.

Response from Clear Review


Thanks so much for the review Bryce and we agree that building out the feedback functionality to go team-wide makes sense and we've added that to our development roadmap for consideration. So pleased that it's made such a positive impact for you and your team!

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Clear Review pricing

Starting from
£2400/year
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Pricing varies according to number of users, minimum of 50 licenses

50 licenses = £2400 per year (free implementation & no other costs)

Custom price quotes are available via a cost calculator on the Clear Review website

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Clear Review features

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Additional information for Clear Review

Key features of Clear Review

  • Performance control
  • Competency tracking
  • Custom review forms
  • Custom rating scales
  • Appraisal history tracking
  • Review form templates
  • Review cycle tracking
  • Peer appraisals
  • Cascading goals
  • Check-ins
  • Custom forms
  • Data visualization
  • Employee self-service
  • Meeting management
  • Progress reports
  • Progress tracking
  • Real time monitoring
  • Real time updates
  • Secure data storage
  • SSO
  • Training management
  • Video support guides
  • Career development planning
  • Milestone tracking
  • Feedback management
  • Action planning
  • Feedback collection
  • Data export
  • Customizable questions
  • Ratings and reviews
  • Appraisal history
  • Performance appraisal
  • Productivity reporting
  • Action item email reminders
  • Action item tracking
  • Performance management
  • Performance reports
  • Engagement analytics
  • HR integration
  • Performance reviews
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Benefits

Clear Review is a cloud hosted continuous performance management platform promising a more agile and regular manager-employee check-in than traditional annual appraisals for companies across diverse industry sectors, employing anything from 50-50,000 people.

The software's centralized and mobile-ready framework encourages more frequent and more effective employee-manager conversations known as "Check-ins" that ensure performance action points are completed.
Primarily based around a goal-based model, Clear Review supports managers and team leaders with the setting of SMART Objectives that are aligned to a company's global business goals, with the ability to revise and update them through each year.
The system's "Viewpoints" feature claims to speed and streamline manager completion of performance reviews, answering configured questions and ratings before Clear Review compiles the data into Excel format for compatible input into other HR processes.
On-demand, integrated reporting capabilities provide summaries of key system and workforce metrics along with check-in tallies by person, while more detailed reports on objectives, feedback and viewpoint responses are also available.