Top 6 Best Performance Management Systems - June 2020

The best performance management software, benefits, pitfalls, pricing and more

The best performance management systems give managers and employees an in depth view of the organization as whole, and how their efforts are making an impact.  It supercharges employee performance through 1:1s, OKRs, and goal management - all of which are best practices for today’s modern PeopleOps team.

Performance management systems have typically been part of annual review process that gives the employee a snapshot through a superficial performance appraisal. However, this category of HR software is evolving quickly and has become an important part of any company's talent management strategy.

We've spent a lot of time researching this space, and continue to stay on top of the latest. Our goal here is to provide a short list of vendors we believe in for you to do demos with, along with everything else we think you need to be successful in implementing a new performance management system including the key benefits, pitfalls, thoughts on ROI and more.

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We track thousands of HRTech solutions, these are the best performance management solutions per our research and expert council as of June 2020

eloomi allows HR teams to see performance management data across the organization from one central dashboard.  This systems makes it easy to start coaching sessions, complete with templates to help make these impactful.  Employees can also take control of their growth and OKRs through the system.  Organizations like Copenhagen Airport and Domino’s trust eloomi. This solution fits perfectly in the segment of mid-sized to enterprise businesses.

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eloomi also offers a best in class learning management system that is very complimentary to the gaps uncovered through their performance management software. Learn More About eloomi

Small Improvements is a performance management platform that allows companies to conduct 1:1s, give feedback, and relate employee efforts to goals.  Marquee customers include Strava and Duoloingo. It’s worth noting this solution is free for companies with <10 employees.

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Combining employee engagement with performance management means more insights into your organization (maybe the sales team is high performing, but burnt out!).

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Betterworks is a performance management platform designed to measure what matters most in your organization – your people. This software helps companies with OKRs, as well as conversations, feedback, and recognition. Overall, it allows your employees and mangers to understand where the organization is trying to go, and how they are impacting these goals.

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Their board member John Doerr is one of the world’s most famous investors, and also the author of “Measure What Matters”

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7Geese is an employee first performance management system which has focused on the under-resourced HR teams of small to mid sized companies.  They are very focused on tracking OKRs and allowing employees to see how their actions are contributing to the overall performance of the organization.

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7Geese has a dedicated team of talent advisors who can help you get started, all of whom have backgrounds in both HR and change management.

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Reflektive’s software covers the gambit of performance management to employee engagement.  This means their product allows you to measure and track OKRs, 1:1’s, real time employee engagement, etc all from one platform.  Reflektive has raised over $100 million, and boasts customers like Comcast and Dollar Shave Club.

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Reflektive allows users to seamlessly interact with their solution through gmail, Outlook, and Slack making it simple to regularly engage employees.

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Lattice’s people analytics software empowers managers and HR to get a holistic view of what’s going on in their organization and make more data driven decisions. Lattice has an expansive product that covers employee engagement, 1:1s, goal setting and recognition. Their customers include Slack, Asana, WeWork and many more.

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Combining employee engagement with performance management means more insights into your organization (maybe the sales team is high performing, but burnt out!).

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