Small Improvements Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Small Improvements

Performance Reviews, 360s, Goals and Objectives and 1:1s

4.14/5 (29 reviews)

Small Improvements overview

What is Small Improvements?

Small Improvements is a performance feedback platform that helps employees and companies grow and succeed. Small Improvements covers Ongoing Feedback, Performance Reviews, 360 Degree Feedback, and Goals and Objectives.

It’s a highly configurable suite that is easily adjusted to the needs of companies between 50 and 1000 employees. It integrates with other tools such as BambooHR, Okta, Google G Suite, Slack, HipChat, and is used by 700+ customers worldwide.

Small Improvements enables the HR team to set up very fine-grained performance reviews and 360 degree feedback processes, and helps guide employees. We’re working with many companies ranging from 50 to 1000 employees, so most use cases of mid-sized companies can be easily modelled with Small Improvements.

Based on all feedback collected, staff can set up their objectives for the quarter, work on problems and play to their strengths. Objectives can get shared with managers, the team, or the entire company, so it’s easy to get valuable feedback from others.

Our product contains advanced support for regular 1:1 meetings, supporting managers and team members alike. Meeting can be prepared using shared (or private) talking points, and notes can be stored either in shared or private form as well. In addition, ongoing feedback such as Praising a coworker for a job well done, or requesting feedback any time from peers, helps keep people in the loop and reduced the needs for heavyweight end-of-year reviews.

Pricing

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$5/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Small Improvements screenshot: Praise coworkers for a job well doneSmall Improvements Walk-ThroughSmall Improvements screenshot: HR screens that help track progress and nudge slackersSmall Improvements screenshot: Share Objectives with your teamSmall Improvements screenshot: Performance Reviews made easySmall Improvements screenshot: Advanced 1:1 Support: Prepare using Talking Points, take Meeting notes afterwards to capture what was discussed and agreed.Small Improvements screenshot: Performance Reviews and Key Results Small Improvements screenshot: Objectives OverviewSmall Improvements screenshot: Our 2D Performance Chart helps with Alignment and Calibration of teamsSmall Improvements screenshot: Simple and beautiful 360 Degree Feedback resultsProduct Video 2017

Small Improvements reviews

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Bailey Kasten

Easy to use for small offices with limited HR capacity

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

This seems like a really nice and innovative company. They provided us with a nonprofit license and it is so greatly appreciated!

Pros
I got our annual review process out to everyone within minutes. It's all online and there's no paperwork to deal with until you print the very final version and put them in the folders. The other neat thing is the "Praise" feature. Although I would like greater participation, I have it synched with Slack so that staff can put in almost no effort to praise their colleagues in such a way that it's recorded to their personnel files. That's awesome.

Cons
Some staff members haven't really adopted this for real use to check in on goals. I don't see it as a major issue with the software, but it might reflect on its usability.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marc Fasel

Good Little App

Reviewed 2016-02-18
Review Source: GetApp

I use Small Improvements to manage the objectives of my software development team. I use the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) method, which works pretty well with Small Improvements. I just list the key results in the description of the objective. The comments can then reference one of the key results. Originally we set the objectives semesterly, and they got lost amid the day-to-day work we do. We then changed to quarterly objectives, and that works much better. I work together with my employees to set the objectives, and they know pretty well what they need to accomplish throughout the quarter. It is important that the tool sends out emails to remind people of their objectives. I can really see how employees are working on the objectives throughout the quarter.

Pros
- Manager and employee can continuously add comments to an objective to document milestones achieved, praises given, or changes in the objectives. At the end of the quarter I just read through them to come of with a rating for the objective - Daily digest to employees shows them when comments are added to objectives, and reminds them to log in to the system and keep a running update on their objectives - Performance reviews are done in writing by both employee and manager. Only after both parties see each others review we meet in person to discuss. This gives both parties the chance to think about the review of the other party, which leads to a fruitful discussion.

Cons
- User interface is sometimes a bit confusing. There are multiple views of the objectives, and you can do different things in each. Since the tool doesn't get used every day I often find myself trying to remember where I can e.g. set the rating on an objective. - The tool offers a number of configurations, but it doesn't really guide you on a best practice of how to set and track objectives. I would love the tool to have a wizard to set up e.g. OKR that explains how to map that to the tool.

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Brianna Bryan

Small Improvements is easy to use

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

We didn't have a system in place for annual reviews or feedback before Small Improvements, it was very informal. Small Improvements allowed for us to easily implement a process to give constructive feedback through an organized platform.

Pros
I enjoyed that Small Improvements allowed both you and your direct report to leave comments on the same topics that were up for review. It allowed us to both take a look at what we thought were the best performance and what we thought were area for improvement

Cons
We are new to this program so have only had one feedback session. I would like to see feedbacks YOY to see how the individual has grown and implemented the feedback.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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justin watts

Like the idea - hard to implement

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

It's one that has helped us in a direction but are ultimately moving away from it.

Pros
The idea of tracking 1:1 conversations and results from 360 degree reviews is good and the sharability is very serviceable.

Cons
Found it a bit cumbersome to navigate and to identify areas where feedback is required. Also the voluntary 'kudos' thing fell a bit flat.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Louis Rooney

Solid new HR Tool

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-19
Review Source: Capterra

It has been a smooth implementation so far, with immediate positives from the off, with most importantly the tracking and recording of talking points in meetings and great integration with Google Calendar.

Pros
It has only been a short time but the way it adds suggestions to meetings and allows you to track talking points is a big win for me and my team.

Cons
The tool has only been in use for a few months so far and at the moment I have nothing I can point out.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Small Improvements pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
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Starting from $5 per employee per month. Discounts available for companies beyond 200 employees.

Small Improvements features

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Additional information for Small Improvements

Key features of Small Improvements

  • 1:1 Meetings
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Feedback Requests
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Performance Reviews
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Recognition
  • Retention Analytics
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Benefits

Highly configurable, works for any company between 50 and 1000 employees
Extremely user-friendly, reducing the need to train staff
Used and loved by 700+ companies worldwide
Affordable pricing, no setup costs, no hidden fees
Easy to set up, free trial available
Terrific support both before and after purchase :)