Small Improvements Features

Small Improvements

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

4.14/5 (29 reviews)

Small Improvements Feature Summary

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

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Small Improvements Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Small Improvements's features:

Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Very user-friendly performance review system

2018-07-12

Pros

Small Improvements is an easy-to-use performance review system that allows a collaborative review between the employee and supervisor.

Cons

Writing out answers to each section takes a decent amount of time to complete.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Marc Fasel

Verified Reviewer

Good Little App

2016-02-18

I work together with my employees to set the objectives, and they know pretty well what they need to accomplish throughout the quarter.

Pros

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.

Cons

- 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Kelly King

Our company uses Small Improvements for Employee Reviews and so much more!

2017-11-14

Pros

Small Improvements is a fantastic way for our company to recognize employees/co-workers for their great work and achievements.

Cons

When you've left feedback for an employe/co-worker you're not always notified when someone replies to it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Response from Small Improvements


Thanks so much for the kind words Kelly! :) For anyone interested in more detail, here's the VLACS case study on our website: https://www.small-improvements.com/case-studies/vlacs/

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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Really initiative

2019-02-11

I like their customer service. They've always responded in a timely manner.

Pros

You can do peer 360's, self review, and manager reviews.

Cons

I wish that they had an anonymous feedback feature. While it states that they do have this feature, the anonymous feedback gets sent from one person to the other without notifying either managers or the HR admins, which could be problematic in case you want to monitor the feedback, or make sure that it's actionable and not hurtful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephanie Heinrich

Good performance review tool

2019-02-05

Pros

It has helped capture performance review data in an easily customizable form.

Cons

Pretty simple software, no cons I can think of.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Meike Scheiderich

A new Game at Turtle Entertainment!

2015-11-20

Pros

The explanations on the website for employees, manager and as well for me as an HR user couldn’t be easier understandable.

Cons

With its easily understandable user face, quick help of the consultants and permanent changeable manager and user accounts Small Improvements fits perfectly for Turtle Entertainments Review System as well as for setting up our employees Objectives, which we are working currently on.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Small Improvements

With its easily understandable user face, quick help of the consultants and permanent changeable manager and user accounts Small Improvements fits perfectly for Turtle Entertainments Review System as well as for setting up our employees Objectives, which we are working currently on.

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Concise and Easy to Use

2018-01-03

Reviewing colleagues and ensuring everyone is on the same page and improving

Pros

I also like how easy it is to compare what you wrote with what your manager/employee wrote.

Cons

I do wish there were some more format options that could be used or, if there are, maybe better tutorials on how to use and implement those.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 201-500 employees)

Great Software For Performance Reviews

2019-11-08

I use this software for my semi-annual performance reviews and also to give kudos to the team for the great work they are doing.

Pros

It's a great cloud-based solution for appreciating our colleague's work, thank them how much it meant for us and also to build a culture of motivation.

Cons

UI Design of the application can be improved better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Brianna Bryan

Small Improvements is easy to use

2020-04-18

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 501-1000 employees)

Well-organized performance review system

2018-07-10

organization and reminders!

Pros

While I'm not a huge fan of my company's newer, more rigorous performance review cycle, this makes organizing it a lot easier.

Cons

The prompts for reviews seem pretty vagues. I wish there was a way for HR/People Ops to tailor the prompts to be more specific/relevant to our company and our quarter/year half goals

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris McKinney

Great centric location for self-evaluation.

2018-08-01

Pros

It is very easy to use, and you don't have to dig to find your objectives, scheduled one v. one, etc.

Cons

At times a touch more of customization would be ideal, but overall the app is superb and grants the user everything they could desire for self-improvement and career flow/progression/monitoring.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alaeddine ELghrab

decent feedback tool

2019-04-12

Pros

the reminders of feedback cycles - the nomination of reviewers

Cons

very basic design (grey background) - very little features

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Louis Rooney

Solid new HR Tool

2020-03-19

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris Johansen

Affordable and customizable

2018-01-11

The integration that they built looked really well as well.

Pros

It's completely automated which can save you tons of time.

Cons

The con for us was that it didn't really align with what we were trying to accomplish with performance reviews.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 201-500 employees)

Great performance tool!

2019-03-05

Pros

I took me a very short time to get it up and running which is great.

Cons

Sometimes the customer service isn't the best, in the beginning they weren't very responsive but recently they have been great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 11-50 employees)

Pointless

2018-12-11

It feels more like homework than goal setting and tracking.

Pros

We wanted our team to set goals & be able to track them throughout the year.

Cons

I definitely did not like the review feature of this product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Feriel Friga

decent feedback tool

2019-02-15

Pros

can be used for both personal, individual or group assessment, as well as for exchanging feedback with other colleagues, or your direct boss. reminds you to set clear objectives, organize 1:1 meetings and write assessments regularly

Cons

the design is not attractive at all: too much text (using too many different fonts), very little design, charts colors (no data visualization at all)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Broadcast Media company, 51-200 employees)

Works well, but unsure if it's truly helpful

2018-11-13

It's a key tool in keeping track of our company, departmental, and individual goals.

Pros

Small improvements has a really intuitive interface, and is incredibly easy to use.

Cons

While it's an interesting tool to use, I'm not sure that it's something that we truly need in our arsenal. If I had to cut our tools budget, SI might not make the cut.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Spaulding

Intuitive interface but a little pricey

2019-09-12

Pros

I love how intuitive the interface is. When we bring in a new hire, we don't have to help them get started with Small Improvements.

Cons

The cost is fine for a tiny company, but it is pricey for a medium sized company.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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justin watts

Like the idea - hard to implement

2019-12-12

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Max Loosen

Good goal setting and tracking software

2018-04-14

Pros

Very easy to use and works well on all my devices; they do a good job with recognition and a good effort with design. Just set it up and it's on its own after.

Cons

Not the best value for what it is, but our team doesn't want to spend time in more spreadsheets or docs for goals.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 501-1000 employees)

Great tool for performance management

2019-08-29

Pros

SI helps me keep track of my 1:1 meetings, I also love being able to give praise to my colleagues when I feel they've exceeded expectations.

Cons

No cons that I can think of, I actually really like it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bailey Kasten

Easy to use for small offices with limited HR capacity

2018-12-18

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

Pros

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.

Cons

Some staff members haven't really adopted this for real use to check in on goals.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Knowledge Manager (Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Nice options, easy to use.

2017-12-28

As an end user, I've only used it a few times, but it seems like a solid product.

Pros

My company only uses it for annual reviews, but it could be used even more regularly to track goals and projects throughout the year.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Design company, 51-200 employees)

Pros & Cons of Small Improvements

2019-03-29

Pros

Simplicity of interface. Timeline and due dates shown are great.

Cons

Difficult to know what I'm required to do sometimes and how others approve it. Not what I'm used to.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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