We’re excited to announce three new enhancements to Performance Management. These new enhancements will make it easier for you to request feedback on employees.

First, you will now be able to request feedback for an employee at any time. Previously you could only request feedback on an employee during a feedback cycle. Now you’ll still have your feedback cycles to send automated reminders to request feedback but will also be able to request feedback whenever you need. 

Some practical use cases for this could be:

  • After a big project, the manager wants to see how the team lead performed. They can send feedback requests to everyone involved in it. This could include team members, directors/executives they presented to, or other departments that they trained.

  • A manager thinks an employee is struggling and wants to know how the employee is performing when working with their peers or with other departments. The feedback that they get can help the manager understand what the employee is doing well and what areas can be improved on before speaking with the employee.

  • An employee is up for a promotion and the manager would like to understand how the employee works with others.

Second, you can now do 360-degree feedback for employees. With the ability to request feedback at any time and the increase from 2 to 10 requests for an employee, this allows you to do 360-degree feedback. So, if you’re a director and would like feedback on how a manager is performing you could request feedback for that manager’s direct report. This functionality allows you to gain a deeper understanding of how your employees are performing on all levels throughout the organization.

Director -> Manager -> Manager’s Direct Report

Third, we are changing the name from Peer Feedback to Feedback. We found that there was some confusion around how to use Feedback. Some felt that Feedback was only supposed to be requested from someone on the same level. With this name change we hope to better clarify the capabilities of Feedback.

We are so excited for you to start using the new enhancements to Feedback. We believe that these new enhancements will help you understand how your employees are performing across all areas of your organization.

As always, we love your feedback! To provide product feedback on this feature and more, head over to our product feedback page and let us know how we’re doing.