🚀 New updates for Performance & Development - May 2023

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Hi community 👋

I’m Milan, the Product Manager for our Cycles product and I’m happy to share the newest improvements for the Performance & Development package. In this post you will learn about the latest releases for the Cycles, Feedback, and Goals products.  


New in Cycle Management and Feedback


✉️ Multiple Email Reminders for Cycle Reviews

HR Managers can now configure and schedule up to four email reminders for outstanding cycle reviews, making it easier to ensure that they are completed on time.

To set up email reminders, HR Managers simply need to set a due date for at least one of the review types they have configured for their review cycle. This will automatically create a default reminder for one day before the due date, which can be customized if desired.

In addition to the default reminder, up to three more reminders can be added in relation to the closest due date, providing additional flexibility to ensure that employees stay on track with their reviews.

Once the cycle is launched, HR Managers can easily view when the next email reminder will be sent right above the cycle table, providing visibility into the review process and helping to ensure that deadlines are met.

We hope that this new functionality will help our users further streamline their review processes.

❔ Improved Cycle Data Exports with Open Text Question Answers

Existing Cycle Data Export functionality just got better! By adding the answers to the open text questions, HR Managers can now export the entire performance data from a cycle, and perform any type of analysis and do operational reporting. 

In addition to this improvement, we have also fixed a bug that previously allowed empty files to be exported. Moving forward, at least one review must be submitted in order for the export to work properly. 

We hope that these enhancements will make it easier for our users to extract insights from their performance data and drive positive change within their organizations.

 📝 Include descriptions to form templates used in cycle reviews and continuous feedback

HR managers can now provide instructions and other supporting information to help employees use form templates. They can include links to internal and external resources, increasing awareness of their company review process and feedback practices.  

New in Goals


🏹 Filter employees when bulk creating goals.

We've introduced filters in bulk goal creation to reduce the effort for HR managers to create a goal for a specific group of employees. For example, you can now easily create a goal for all employees in your sales department, or for all employees in a particular office.

As an admin, go to Performance & Development > Goals, press ‘create goal’, define the goal details, and then click next: you’ll see the new filter options on the ‘choose employees’ step.


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What’s coming up next?  Will the objectives and Performance be conected?  Today they are just floating cells in the same folder!

Will there be a development in an Engagement Cycle that can include 1-10 rating questions and an NPS that could be pubic?

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It would be great if you make it available for the questions in the Performance templates to be created as the description option, i.e. to have text formatting options as in this photo:


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Badge +4

is anybody checking our comments?

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Hello @ConsciousBusiness@Bojana,

Thank you for your suggestions for improvement! Since this article was published some months ago, and the team already closed the direct feedback rounds, I would kindly ask you to share any feedback on the Ideation area where other users can vote for them. 

If you need some inspiration about how to publish an idea, you can read our guidelines here:

Thank you!

Greetings from Munich,

Andrea 🌻