We release new improvements to the Leapsome platform on a daily basis. This article contains information on new features, bug fixes or other note-worthy announcements. Please do get in touch if you have any feedback or comments.
Planned for the coming months
Below are some of the improvements planned for the coming quarters. There are many other features we're excited to launch, too, so this list is not exhaustive.
Expanded in-tool calibration
- Meetings & 1:1s
Improved calendar integrations
Extended progress analytics
- Learning & On-boarding
Additional targeting options (learning based on feedback scores)
Offline / blended learning
October 20th, 2020
- Reviews / Instant Feedback
You can now hide individual skills from the instant feedback section (but continue using them in reviews).
In case you updated skills, team memberships or the level of a user after the kickoff of a cycle, you can now pull in the latest set of skill assignments - use with caution!
October 19th, 2020
We released a number of UX tweaks for our goals module: You'll now see a preview of relevant parent goals, can finally edit comments, see clearer indicators for key results vs. initiatives. Also, our Jira integration is finally out of beta and live for all users!
October 15th, 2020
Heatmaps can now be exported as PNG files, so you can easily embed them in a presentation or other documents to also share them outside the tool.
Running a global company? You can now trigger surveys based on the office location.
October 10th, 2020
Lots of updates to our cross-cycle review analytics: We added new filter options and new segmentation options (e.g. perspective, team, manager or gender) and polished the user experience for switching between different views.
If enabled by admins, individual employees can now also access review analytics (and for example trace their development in a timeline).
October 3rd, 2020
Want to update a question in an ongoing survey? You can now do that!
October 2nd, 2020
Need to make change the role of a review contributor after they started their assessment? This is now possible!
October 1st, 2020
You can now customize how often and on which day of the week task reminders for reviews are sent out via email, Microsoft Teams or Slack.
September 28th, 2020
To help you focus on what matters most, we now calculate and display impact drivers for engagement surveys that are using our native engagement questions .They are driven by the correlation between the engagement scores and the scores of other questions in the same survey - a high correlation means that changing something in the corresponding topic (e.g. work environment) will likely have an impact on engagement.
September 21st, 2020
Our new Jira integration allows you to connect goals to any number of Jira issues, further strengthening the link between Leapsome and your existing workflows.
September 15th, 2020
We added a few more filters for the list, comment and heatmap view (and - to avoid identification of individuals via these new filters - enhanced the anonymity protection algorithms).
September 5th, 2020
We released smart comment aggregation whereby your survey comments are automatically analyzed and clustered by topics do give you an intuitive overview of which topics are positively (or negatively) viewed within the company.
September 1st, 2020
Just like for surveys, you can now change the order of survey questions via drag & drop and add section titles where needed.
August 31st, 2020
We launched a number of improvements for the review questionnaire setup: You can now drag & drop questions, choose a completely flexible order of skills vs. goals vs. questions and add section titles anywhere in the questionnaire.
August 24th, 2020
Users can now add their preferred pronouns via the profile settings!
August 15th, 2020
The review context panel now also contains past reviews that you've written for the same person - much easier to resurface that valuable feedback!
August 13th, 2020
We improved the UI of our review screen. Goals, 1:1s, instant feedback etc. can now be accessed in a context panel side-by-side with your current review.
We're super-excited to launch our Microsoft Teams integration today. Receive public praise and all other notifications directly in your favourite team messaging app!
August 11th, 2020
You can now use multiple scales within a single review - we will automatically normalize all results on a common scale.
August 6th, 2020
You can now create native development goals by linking them to specific competencies or skills.
August 4th, 2020
To help you build a learning library for your company, we now allow admins to add freely accessible learning elements (shared with the entire company or just specific teams) that don't have to be unlocked in learning paths.
We now natively support dotted-line managers in reviews: When launching a review with manager participation, these dotted-line managers will answer the same questions as the primary manager and have the same visibility rights as the primary manager; the task of approving peers and sharing the review with the reviewee still remains with the primary manager.
July 30th, 2020
- Reviews / Skills / Levels
Your competencies and levels can now be visualized in a development matrix. You can (and should) even share this with your team - it integrations with reviews and your development profile.
July 28th, 2020
Giving feedback can be time-intensive. We now make sure to add some proper celebration after you've carefully crafted a review for someone in your team.
July 23rd, 2020
You can now sort user levels directly in the platform.
The further improved our filter logic to show as many comments / results as possible, while simultaneously protecting the anonymity of participants. Our dynamic anonymity threshold is now also displayed in the frontend, making it easier to understand the impact of filters.
July 21st, 2020
We launched survey benchmarks that help you understand how your company is doing in comparison to similar companies.
In addition to the date, you can now also customize the time of specific cycle deadlines.
July 17th, 2020
We added single & multiple choice questions and corresponding analytics to the survey toolkit!
July 15th, 2020
- Reviews / Surveys
You can now customize the email / slack notification body for all review and survey notifications. We hope that this will further improve participation rates!
July 7th, 2020
We improved the indicator for open to dos in reviews.
July 6th, 2020
We launched the goal update feed that contains recent updates or comments for any filterable selection of goals (your goals, goals of your team, etc.) - this should make it even easier to stay on top of recent news!
July 2nd, 2020
Individual key results can now also have a status / confidence level.
When filtering by team, we now also include individual goals of the team members, not only team goals. We improved the Analytics tab, too!
June 28th, 2020
We added a new learning type that can be added to any path: Use tasks / meetings to plan offline elements of a learning path.
- Module-specific rights
As our platform evolves, different stakeholders own different topics - especially in larger companies, you might have different admins for reviews, learning or OKRs. You can now grant granular access and admin rights to different teams or users.
June 23rd, 2020
We added new survey question templates with questions on diversity & inclusion.
June 15th, 2020
You can now set up automatic on-boarding and off-boarding with our survey module.
June 8th, 2020
- We're launching our improved Slack integration today - you can now natively create praise, feedback requests or talking points from within Slack.
June 5th, 2020
Instead of sharing results with individual users, you can now also define custom visibility settings for entire teams.
To make the setup of new surveys even easier, we added some best-practice templates on remote work, engagement, manager effectiveness and team effectiveness.
June 4th, 2020
In addition to adding individual users, you can now add full teams. This makes it easier to target surveys within large companies. To update, please uninstall the old integration and then install the new integration from the admin settings (don't worry, if you don't want to upgrade right now, the old integration still works!).
May 30th, 2020
In pulse surveys, you can now pause individual recurring questions (and resume them whenever you'd like).
May 28th, 2020
- Instant Feedback
You can now share instant feedback you have received with other people - e.g. your manager, a mentor or a coach within the company.
May 22nd, 2020
- We introduced a cleaner & even user-friendlier tab navigation for our different modules.
May 20th, 2020
- Team Management
In addition to our "Manager" team which contains all users with leadership responsibility, we are now also displaying a smart "Non-Manager" team. You can use it to assign competencies, target surveys, etc.
May 14th, 2020
If a new 360 review is shared (and is instantly visible to the reviewee), we will now send an email / Slack notification to keep you posted.
May 6th, 2020
Under "Team progress", managers can now see the review progress for each team member - this allows you to manage the process even more effectively.
May 4th, 2020
You can now bulk-import individual goals via Excel!
April 30th, 2020
Less is more: We have reduced the number of emails / Slack notifications we send out for each review cycle and now batch them in kickoff, daily and weekly reminders!
In surveys, you'll now see two new filtering / segmentation options: You can filter by the office location (which is automagically pulled from Personio, BambooHR or HiBob) or user level.
April 27th, 2020
We completely redesigned filters for surveys: You can now apply any number of filters and combine them to slice and dice your data effectively (please note that anonymization threshold will increase dynamically).
April 24th, 2020
Initiatives (which help you to define what you need to do to achieve your goals / objectives) are a core ingredient of the OKR methodology. Leapsome now natively supports those!
April 17th, 2020
Meetings received a facelift and now show all relevant options at a glance. We also added recommended agenda questions / sections which help you to set up meetings according to best practices.
We tweaked the review interface and made it more visual.
April 13th, 2020
We've improved the meeting analytics for managers and admins.
April 9th, 2020
To facilitate the management of action items, you can now optionally carry over meeting notes to the next meeting.
In the cycle dashboard, we now show how many reviews have been shared and signed.
April 8th, 2020
We have improved the cycle overview for companies that use many automations.
April 7th, 2020
- General UI
To facilitate internal networking, admins can now activate an org chart that will be accessible from the home screen of any employee.
April 6th, 2020
We've added new best-practice survey questions for remote work and crisis handling.
April 4th, 2020
You can now automatically share dynamic subsets of survey results (e.g. results from direct reports, teams the user is part of etc.); decoupled from that, you can grant access to comments, heatmaps or aggregated results.
Need more fine-grained control? The visibility of individual team goals can now be limited to members of the their team (in addition to the "public" option).
April 2nd, 2020
Not sure which users will be enrolled in the next automatic review cycle? Our automation preview now answers that question.
April 1st, 2020
You can now send a test version of the survey kickoff message to your own inbox.
To allow for more granular automation rules, you can now define kickoff and repeat intervals for review automations in weeks, instead of months.
March 29th, 2020
Key results can now have their own deadlines and descriptions.
March 28th, 2020
Admins can now enable our useful cross-cycle analytics for managers - they will see a subsection of the data for their direct or indirect team members, depending on whether cascading access is enabled or not.
March 24th, 2020
Instead of defining the outcome of goals manually with key outcomes, you can now enable dynamic progress calculation - with this option enabled, the progress will automatically be calculated and updated based on the progress of child goals.
March 20th, 2020
- Instant Feedback
We now offer much more flexibility on the visibility of instant feedback or praise. You can share feedback with managers, keep praise private etc. Admins can choose the available settings in the admin area.
March 17th, 2020
We're now automatically analysing the sentiment of your survey comments. You can also easily filter by sentiment score, making it easier to identify particularly critical or positive comments (and potentially follow up with an anonymous conversation).
It has become easier to scroll through survey results in larger organisations with many teams.
March 10th, 2020
- Learning & Onboarding
We're tremendously excited to have released our newest module - Learning and Onboarding. Learn more here (help center) and here (announcement)
March 3rd, 2020
You can now optionally assign team or user ownership to individual key outcomes.
February 26th, 2020
We're now also showing the NPS equivalent for individual teams in the survey heatmap (and the related exports).
February 22nd, 2020
Looking at the same screen during a 1:1? You can now use the meeting mode to hide all confidential content during that meeting.
February 21st, 2020
In addition to your own goals, you can now also access team and company goals, directly from the home screen.
February 15th, 2020
- Are you using HiBob to manage your employee data? Great news: You can now automatically sync the user base from HiBob to Leapsome. Learn more ...
February 14th, 2020
- We redesigned the homepage of the Reviews screen. You can now see all open and completed tasks on a single screen - and even search for individual users.
February 13th, 2020
Looking for more qualitative feedback? Based on the survey score selected, we now automatically nudge users to provide additional details.
February 4th, 2020
We revamped the library for best-practice questions. It's now even easier to mix & match the right questions for your (pulse) engagement survey.
February 2nd, 2020
You can now grant team leads (or even members) the option to create team goals.
January 31st, 2020
On the instant feedback dashboard, you can now easily filter for your own feedback.
January 28th, 2020
If levels, are assigned, you can now see the level of the person you're writing a review for (alongside the corresponding description) in the review.
We introduced two new goal states - "done" and "canceled" - that will help you filter more easily. They will also show up as separate categories on the goal analytics dashboard.
January 27th, 2020
Goal search has improved (a lot) - you can now also search for contributors, teams and type in addition to the title and owner.
Some customers are displaying thousands of goals in the goal tree - we tweaked performance to make it an even smoother experience. Additionally, filtered trees now contain the parent goals at the company level, so you can easily trace alignment.
January 23rd, 2020
The cycle dashboard now contains a preview of participants of each cycle - particularly helpful if you're using out automation feature.
January 22nd, 2020
- 1:1s & Meetings
We shipped a number of improvements for the meetings module - you can now search past talking points and notes and customise the meeting length.
January 21st, 2020
We made it easier to approve draft goals by your direct reports!
You can now add private questions to reviews - visible only to admins and managers, these can be used to manage talent pool decisions or take private development notes.
January 20th, 2020
It takes time to give good feedback. You should therefore not overburden your team with too many feedback requests and can now define a minimum and maximum number of peers for each review participant.
January 17th, 2020
We added a new automation rule type: You can now apply a review automation to all but certain teams.
January 15th, 2020
We improved the interface of goal lists - you will now see different sections for personal, team and company goals.
We also enhanced the way that parent goals can be assigned and made it more flexible to accommodate for custom scenarios. In addition, you will now find a list of unassigned goals in the goal tree, so you can easily assign these via drag & drop.
January 13th, 2020
As a cycle admin, you can now unlock previously completed assessments via the cycle dashboard. This will make them editable again for the original author.
We also modified edit rules for participants - self assessments can no longer be edited after other feedback is available to the participant.
January 4th, 2020
- 1:1s & Meetings
Meeting agendas and notes now update automatically during a meeting. You'll see updates of your counterparts as they're being added.
December 18th, 2019
Our best-practice question catalogue is now also available in French and German. Users will see the questions in their own language.
December 16th, 2019
Are you using quarterly OKRs or any other sort of goal cycle? We added a neat workflow management improvement for it.
December 14th, 2019
Looking to change the survey frequency or the time that a survey is sent? This is now also possible (for future rounds) after the first round was kicked off.
December 10th, 2019
We launched a major updated to our review cycle builder and expanded the set of possible visibility options, while making it easier and more intuitive. Chances are that you will use our default settings, but if you need even more granular control, you now get it!
November 29th, 2019
You can now segment survey results by employee tenure (automatically pulled from your HRIS via our integrations).
November 25th, 2019
You can now also comment on talking points - and as such track any meeting outcomes directly in the agenda.
November 22nd, 2019
You can now follow up on anonymous comments by one of your survey respondents: If a survey owner responds to a comment, the author will be notified and can provide additional details, while remaining completely anonymous. This will enable you to do better follow-ups on your surveys, while protecting the anonymity of respondents.
We've redesigned the way we're displaying 1:1 agendas. Talking points are now nested underneath the respective agenda question, and meeting notes have a more prominent position. This should make larger meetings even more productive.
November 21st, 2019
We're now displaying the overall participation rate of the current round.
November 19th, 2019
Praise becomes more universal: In addition to people, you can now also praise entire teams. An to do so, you can also upload your own badges.
November 18th, 2019
You can now calculate custom review scores (with different weights for individual questions, skills, or goals) automatically in the tool. This will make calibration even easier.
November 12th, 2019
- If your using the OKR module, you can now reassign goals to a new parent via drag and drop in the goal tree (as an admin / super-admin).
November 11th, 2019
Exports now contain the email and teams of the manager and the reviewee.
We have split the instant feedback and 1:1 tabs in two, providing a much cleaner and more beautiful interface for both of them. Additionally, you will now find upcoming 1:1 meetings on your home screen.
November 4th, 2019
Want to praise a collaborative effort? No problem - going forward, you can praise more than one person at the same time. We'll soon also add the option to give praise to entire teams.
Getting too many emails from your goals? Not any more: We've just introduced daily / weekly / bi-weekly or monthly goal digests which contain everything you need to know about recent updates to your goals. You can set the frequency of these in your profile settings.
October 31st, 2019
- Parlez-vous français? In that case, you can now use our platform in your own language. Simply go to the profile settings and switch the language.
October 28th, 2019
To maximize participation in your surveys, you can now flexibly define how many reminders should be sent to people who haven't replied yet.
October 24th, 2019
- General UX
Want to give feedback in style? No problem - you can now format text in most parts of the platform, add lists and even emojis!
October 17th, 2019
Love the insights you get from our survey heatmaps? You can now export them, too.
October 16th, 2019
We've launched the first endpoints of our API. You can find the documentation here.
Goals can now be easily copied.
Done with your OKR quarter? You can now bulk-archive any selection of goals.
October 14th, 2019
Goal exports now include the contributor names.
Tags can now be frozen (you will still be able to view them, but not assign them to new goals) and re-ordered.
We've started displaying the standard deviation of results in survey heatmaps.
We've added a few sharing options: You can now share partial results with team leads, managers, or team members.
October 10th, 2019
Survey data can now be anonymously segmented by performance quantiles - if your employees have been reviewed before, you will now be able to answer questions like "What do high performers think about our company?"
October 6th, 2019
- 1:1 meetings
Past 1:1 meetings can now be exported via "My Settings".
October 4th, 2019
- We've redesigned the admin area, giving you faster access to all these flexible settings.
October 2nd, 2019
- Instant Feedback
Badges can now be customized: Introduce your company values or certain behaviors you want to reinforce - and then put them onto our beautifully designed praise wall.
September 30th, 2019
We implemented a number of UX improvements for the assessment screens (think flexible labels, an updated color scheme, and many other things).
You can now customize the kick-off email for surveys (or keep using our optimized default message).
September 26th, 2019
- Instant Feedback
We've launched our praise wall. You can now put a beautiful collection of recent (and rotating) praises on any screen in your office to share the good vibes with a wider audience.
When asking for peer feedback, you can now add a custom message to personalize your request.
Additionally, you can now decline peer feedback requests with a friendly message, if you think you're not the right person to give feedback (or don't find the time).
September 23rd, 2019
- Meetings / 1:1s
Our calendar integration just went live! You can now import your Leapsome meetings (and talking points) into Google Calendar, Outlook or any other calendar app supporting calendar imports.
September 19th, 2019
The current list of Leapsome users can now be exported, allowing for easier bulk edits of your user base.
September 18th, 2019
We've introduced an additional segmentation option for our heatmaps - you can now display results by manager of the respondents.
September 16th, 2019
You can easily now clone surveys. In addition, comments / answers can now be filtered by specific teams.
September 14th, 2019
- Meetings and 1:1s
You like our 1:1 feature and wanted to use it for larger groups, too? That's now possible! You can create meetings with additional participants and start collecting talking points for things such as OKR checkins, engineering retrospectives, stand-ups and many other things. Each participant will be notified via Slack or email before the meeting.
- Meetings and 1:1s
To facilitate the above, you can now also assign titles to meetings. We've also added a quick-link to set up meetings easily.
We've added quick-links to give or request feedback. Click the button, select the person you want to give feedback to, and write your message.
September 2nd, 2019
Comments / feedback on goals can now be removed by the sender.
As a new custom setting, you can now make goal tags mandatory.
- Admin settings
Leapsome is a very flexible platform. With the latest release, we've moved many custom settings to the admin area, giving you even more flexibility to enable custom settings (such as hiding the goal tree, making tags mandatory, disabling public feedback, etc.)
You can now export the results heatmap (as an Excel) to make bonus calculations easier.
August 30th, 2019
Our Slack integration is becoming much more powerful: You will now get most notifications (goal updates, surveys, review notifications, etc.) directly in Slack if the integration is enabled. Users can choose if they want email or Slack notifications, or both.
Notifications on goal updates now contain additional details on recent changes.
August 27th, 2019
We've simplified the template flow for managers and employees. If you delegate reviews to your managers (or if employees can set up their own reviews based on templates), they can now do so with just two clicks.
August 23rd, 2019
We've added manual cadences to 1:1 meetings, and further simplified the setup. Past meetings can now also be archived, so you don't have to wait for automatic archiving.
August 15th, 2019
- User Interface
We've updated our user interface with new, beautiful illustrations. Hope you like them!
August 11th, 2019
Working in a large organization? You can now nest teams and apply combined filters.
August 9th, 2019
You can now combine tags to apply more granular filters.
August 7th, 2019
- Goals / Reviews / 1:1s
We introduced proper date pickers (calendar previews) for all date fields in the app.
Super-admins can now edit all review cycles (even if they're not an owner).
August 4th, 2019
- Goals and 1:1s
URLs in goal descriptions and comments and 1:1 talking points / notes are now automatically converted into clickable links.
August 2nd, 2019
We've improved search in the review history of employees ("Everybody" / "My team"). As an admin, you can now also directly jump into the respective cycle dashboard from that list.
July 29th, 2019
Key results / KPIs can now have a start value (in addition to the target value), facilitating tracking of ongoing projects.
July 27th, 2019
We have updated the design of our goal lists - they now include more visual progress indicators and allow for longer titles.
July 22nd, 2019
A long-awaited update for our question builder setup just went live. Changes include more question types (mandatory comment, scale only, etc.), more reusable templates through automatically updated skills, a dynamic questionnaire preview, flexible scales across cycles, and more. Read all about it here.
You can now remove individual instances of your 1:1 meetings.
July 15th, 2019
We have streamlined our analytics setup and moved assessment, feedback and 1:1 analytics to the corresponding feature tabs.
Past assessment cycles are now closed automatically 2 months after the development talk deadline. You can find (and potentially re-open) closed cycles via a filter on your cycle list.
We implemented a few nudges to encourage better feedback behavior, for example pointing out the need to provide an example if you give constructive feedback.
July 10th, 2019
Assessment results can now be compared in "heatmaps". You can compare teams and / or individuals across cycles and categories or skills / competencies.
July 5th, 2019
Managers can now easily share assessments with secondary / dotted-line managers. Sharing is possible as soon as an assessment is finalized (not necessarily shared).
Those fancy charts on your assessment page (and on the Analytics tab) can now be exported as PNG-files, allowing you to print them or embed them in PPT presentations.
July 1st, 2019
- We implemented a number of UI tweaks; the most noticeable change is the use of new initial-based avatars.
June 22nd, 2019
We've simplified the way new 1:1s are set up and added an option to easily change the date.
Past assessments are now displayed on your Home screen.
June 18th, 2019
Heatmaps can now be filtered to only show certain teams / departments.
June 14th, 2019
In addition to questions with a free-text answer and questions that combine a free-text answer with a 0-10 scale, you can now also set up questions that only contain a 0-10 scale.
Admins can now see all surveys that were created in your company; if you don't own a survey, you will only be able to see its title and the owner - not the actual results.
June 11th, 2019
Based on cycle templates (see below), admins can now set up automated review cycles, such as probation period reviews or decentralized annual reviews. Learn more.
June 6th, 2019
Admins can now create reusable cycle templates and optionally enable managers or employees to copy them for their teams. Here's how it works.
Within the cycle setup, you can now preview a questionnaire for a specific team and answer perspective (such as peer / manager / direct report / self assessment).
June 3rd, 2019
We've extended goal editing rights for admins. If you're an admin, you can now fix typos or reassign goals, as long as they are not completely private.
June 2nd, 2019
We now automatically archive goals of employees that left your company. You can still access, reactivate or reassign them if needed.
May 29th, 2019
- Access right management
You can now assign custom rights to specific teams created in Leapsome, giving you even more control over who can see and use which module. Here's how to set it up.
With the above, you can now include external 360 reviewers (who will only have access to the reviews module).
- User provisioning
We extended our SCIM integration. You can now also synchronize your employee database via Okta.
May 27th, 2019
Improved notifications for peer assessments: If a new peer was added (and doesn't need to be confirmed by the manager), he or she will now immediately receive a notification.
May 25th, 2019
Owners of child goals are now displayed in the alignment section.
May 21st, 2019
- 1:1 meetings
We made it easier to organize your meetings: Talking points can now be reorganized and moved between sections via our new drag & drop functionality.
May 20th, 2019
You can now combine filters to filter out specific comments from a survey round.
May 16th, 2019
Insights from the new insights dashboard can now also be easily exported to Excel.
The goal tree now automatically expands as you add more goals.
May 14th, 2019
We're introducing a revamped goal insights dashboard - you can now see the overall progress history of individual team members, departments or the entire company at a glance.
May 10th, 2019
(Optional feature): If you want to use weightings on individual goals (instead of just key results), we can now enable this feature for you - just reach out to our customer success team.
We started displaying a timeline for the NPS equivalent for each question in each survey round.
May 7th, 2019
- Feedback Requests
We've updated our feedback & 1:1s dashboard. You can now trace your previous feedback requests and see the context of current feedback requests right on the dashboard.
May 2nd, 2019
History: Goals now have a visible update history / timeline. You will also see handy indicators on the overall or key result progress.
April 30th, 2019
Alignment: We're now displaying parent and child goals of any goal in the respective goal view, if you have aligned them according to the OKR logic.
April 25th, 2019
Admins can now remove any goal and update team / company goals by default.
April 23rd, 2019
For each survey topic, you can now easily access the questions influencing that topic.
April 22nd, 2019
We're now displaying the number of answers per team in survey heat maps.
April 19th, 2019
Navigating between goals has become much easier. Each goal and filter view can now also be bookmarked via individual links. We also implemented a few UX improvements and a button to unlock / reactivate previously locked goals.
April 14th, 2019
Navigation between questions when writing an assessment has been improved. We're now also displaying a hint to show that answers have been auto-saved.
April 12th, 2019
You can now display filtered goal trees (in addition to the full tree). Simply select a filter and click the corresponding button at the top of the view.
March 31st, 2019
- Optional features
Cascading goals (and the goal tree) and the feedback mentor feature can now optionally be disabled.
March 25th, 2019
We've improved the setup of new cycles and an option to show 360° assessment results (peer or direct report reviews) to participants directly after they were finalized.
March 18th, 2019
We've improved the appearance of the goal tree. Especially larger companies with more goals will note have a more condensed, easier to view goal tree.
March 12th, 2019
Admins can now customize the survey round duration (the period during which survey rounds remain open for answers) and the survey anonymity threshold (the number of respondents required to show a result / segment result).
March 11th, 2019
Feedback messages and private notes can now be deleted in self-service by the sender.
March 8th, 2019
We improved the messaging around the visibility of different review components. All participants can now access an even easier overview of the visibility of their answers to different people in the process.
March 6th, 2019
For our European customers, we now offer the convenient option to pay the subscription via SEPA direct debit.
March 4th, 2019
- Development profiles
Each user can now easily access their personal development profile on their Home screen. You can switch between different review results and continuous feedback. Data can be shown for individual skills or aggregated categories.
February 27th, 2019
The survey overview now shows the date of the last survey round with valid results for each question / category.
February 24th, 2019
- Feedback & Praise
You can now disable the Praise feature or disable continuous feedback on skills for your account - please send us an email if interested.
February 21st, 2019
You're getting a lot more control on who can see your survey results - the platform now allows you define general visibility for a survey (all results including heatmaps, just aggregates, only direct reports) or define custom visibility settings for specific people.
February 19th, 2019
To give you better insights into your results, we're introducing survey heatmaps that allow simplified segmentation of your results (starting with department / team data, other segmentation options will follow soon).
February 18th, 2019
You can now re-order the questions when setting up a survey, allowing you to make better use of our question rotation feature.
We have simplified the selection of the kickoff / send date for new one-off or pulse surveys.
A new dashboard provides a quick overview of question and topic results and a breakdown into positive / neutral and negative answers.
February 13th, 2019
- Private notes
Ever been in a situation where you wanted to write down some feedback for a colleague to talk about later? You can now do so with private notes. These will live on the profile of your colleague and can also be resurfaced during reviews.
February 12th, 2019
- Dismissing notifications
You can now easily dismiss notifications and feedback requests.
Februrary 9th, 2019
We have moved the search field to the navigation bar, allowing you to search colleagues from anywhere in the platform.
- Feedback & 1:1s
We have extended the Feedback tab to also show your pending feedback requests and upcoming 1:1 meetings.
February 6th, 2019
To give you more flexibility, peer nominations can now be edited by the reviewee (before confirmation), the manager (after confirmation) or the admin until review talks start. Peers who started their review cannot be removed.
To streamline the manager experience and use time more effectively, manager review notifications are now sent out when a cycle is kicked off. If managers have access to peer reviews or self-assessments, they will be alerted of incomplete input.
February 4th, 2019
In addition to a visual summary of your skill evaluations, you can now also group them by category and display them as a radar or bar chart.
To easily identify and distinguish your goals, we added beautiful goal icons.
February 1st, 2019
- Leapsome has a new look: We polished and streamlined our interface, added a few more colours and friendly, visual indicators. Very excited about this, so please let us know what you think!
January 28th, 2019
We made it easier to assign goals: Admins can now assign goals to anyone and change a goal's key manager.
We ironed out a small glitch that prevented some incomplete talking points from being copied to the next meeting. Sorry about that.
January 25th, 2019
We've added another visualization layer for your review data: You can now draw timelines to trace the development of teams or individuals across cycles - at an aggregated, category or skill level.
January 23rd, 2019
To give you more context while writing your reviews, you can now also access a person's goals and notes from your 1:1 meetings while writing your review about a team member. Previous feedback is displayed in line with each skill your evaluating.
January 22nd, 2019
The second report of our new analytics module went live: To easily understand your team's training needs, you can now compare team members across flexibly defined dimensions on a scatter plot - even across cycles.
January 17th, 2019
We started the long-awaited rollout of our cross-cycle analytics module. You can now create skill distribution snapshots across various cycles - and even compare them across teams or individuals (visibility is always depend on the settings of each cycle).
January 14th, 2019
We introduced additional visibility options for all goal classes, giving you even more control on who can see and edit goals or ORKs.
January 11th, 2019
We've changed the way that we display our goal tree and now show all visible goals by default - that makes it easier to quickly understand the big picture.
January 8th, 2019
To improve the review setup experience, we now allow you to add newly created skills to existing or cloned cycles without having to re-create the cycle.
January 7th, 2019
In reviews with a peer component, participants can now review (and during the nomination phase: adjust) their peer nominations on the "Done" tab.
January 4th, 2019
We've improved the review setup process, allowing you to target all questions and skills to different reviewer groups more effectively. This greatly enhances your ability to compare answers from different subgroups in our analytics module.
Just like in the feedback module, you can now use a continuous scale in your performance or 360 reviews.
We've streamlined the goals setup page, guiding you through the setup process of goals and objectives more effectively.
December 18th, 2018
Exports can now be triggered directly in the platform (instead of filing a support request with our customers success team).
We started displaying some additional helpful information for cycle admins (warning of users without assigned managers, and showing the date of the last automatic reminder).
December 17th, 2018
- 1:1 meetings
We added an auto-save functionality for meeting notes and made it easier to add new talking points (just hit Enter to save).
If you're working with our new skill levels feature, you can now display all relevant levels for a skill directly in your review (allowing you to understand what needs to be done to advance to the next level).
December 14th, 2018
- 1:1 meetings
For more context in your recurring 1:1 meetings, you can now display current goals and recent feedback of meeting participants next to your talking points.
December 11th, 2018
- Profile / Home
If you have a direct reports, you will now find a "team" box on your home tab, allowing you to easily navigate to their profiles.
You can now include beautiful "badges" to highlight outstanding achievements in your team - celebrate small wins in style!
December 10th, 2018
- Profile / General UX
We've cleaned up the UX of the "Home" tab, added a new box containing your completed reviews and implemented a new "fresh" look.
December 6th, 2018
Skipping a question becomes a more proactive and thoughtful process: Optional scaled review questions now have a "N/A" (not applicable) button to skip the answer.
December 1st, 2018
We've started displaying an NPS equivalent for quantitative survey questions.
November 28th, 2018
As an admin, you can now define who can create team goals (admins only vs. any team member). Visibility can also be restricted to team members.
November 26th, 2018
Setting up the review process has become easier. We're adding more flexibility around the peer nomination & approval process (manager approval can now be set as optional).
November 24th, 2018
- User provisioning
We've upgraded our excel import. You can now include multiple teams / subgroups per person and assign seniority roles via the excel import.
November 21st, 2018
- Feedback & Reviews
We've upgraded our competency frameworks with seniority roles and skill levels. You can now collect more granular feedback - from intern to CEO! Read more.
November 14th, 2018
- User management
We have started adding "smart teams": As a first step, you can now use a team containing all users with manager responsibilities to assign skills and run reviews.
- General UX
We improved the user interface in several areas. The most visible change are input fields and dropdowns that are now more visible.
November 6h, 2018
You can now edit previous 1:1 meetings to tick off that point you talked about or add meeting notes after the meeting. We've also simplified navigation between meetings.
We got rid of the (sometimes slightly confusing) top-level metric. Goals can now be easily set up with a default metric or more granular key result metrics.
November 1st, 2018
For 360° reviews, you can now optionally put reviewees in the driver seat and allow them to control visibility of their results (instead of sharing it automatically with managers)
Meetings are now automatically archived after your meeting if you have enabled recurring 1:1 meetings. We have also simplified the creation of talking points.
We have further simplified goal filters so you can find relevant goals more easily.
October 25th, 2018
When setting up new cycles, you can now - in addition to nominated peer reviewers- automatically add all direct reports as reviewers, add custom questions for direct report and segment results by answers from direct reports.
October 17th, 2018
- 1:1 Meetings
We've added customizable meeting / update questions to your 1:1 meetings. Talking points can now be easily structured, allowing for an even better meeting flow.
October 15th, 2018
It's become easier to set up project feedback, where a temporary (project) manager assumes the role of the manager. Direct (line) managers will still have access to the results.
October 11th, 2018
- Goals & Reviews
In an important move to combine two of our modules, we now enable you to easily include and review personal goals in your performance reviews.
October 9th, 2018
Administrators / owners can now remove participants from current cycles in self-service, support requests are no longer needed.
Notifications and reminders to all participants now contain deadlines defined in the cycle setup.
The employee review history now contains the aggregate manager score to enable a quick overview.
October 4th, 2018
Individual reviews (containing all perspectives) can now be exported as PDFs, allowing easy printing and discussion during the review talks.
October 1st, 2018
- Admin features
We're introducing a much more granular permission management: Account owners can now assign the right to create reviews or surveys, view all managed goals or reviews, or enable cascading manager access to reviews and goals to administrators.
September 25th, 2018
- User Profiles
Employee profiles received an update: Active and draft goals are now displayed more prominently on individual user profiles, along with feedback, 1:1 meetings and skills.
We're introducing a new review mode: If you want, you can allow any employee to proactively give feedback during a 360° review for selected participants.
September 21st, 2018
In addition to the raw answer set of completed reviews, you can now also export aggregate results for self-evaluations, peer reviews and manager reviews.
Owners / administrators can now add or update participants in active review cycles; as long as the corresponding reviewers haven't started their reviews, you can even modify or replace 360° reviewers.
We have simplified the review setup - in the "Questions" settings you will only see questions that match the teams of the currently selected participants.
September 17th, 2018
We have added a goal statistics dashboard that summarizes and highlights important statistics for your current selection of goals.
September 12th, 2018
The goal tree has a new look and now shows progress of all goals at a glance. Even easier to get a quick overview of where your team stands!
September 4th, 2018
Questions and answers have received a small design update - it's now even easier to compare requirements and answers from different reviewers in the overview.
August 29th, 2018
On the "Analytics" tab, you will now find "1:1 Analytics". Admins and managers (for their reports) can see who is meeting whom and how often, allowing them to nudge people to meet more regularly. The content of the these meetings obviously remains private. Stay tuned for further improvements to this feature.
August 28th, 2018
- Manager access
Managers now optionally have cascading access to managed goals and reviews further down in the reporting chain (if Eric manages Tim and Tim manages Jane, Eric will also see Jane's goals and reviews) . You can turn this off in the admin settings.
August 25th, 2018
- User provisioning
We've launched our BambooHR integration. You can now easily synchronize your entire BambooHR user base with Leapsome and keep it up to date at all times.
August 23th, 2018
You now see more information on your different surveys at a glance as an administrator of your account - making it easier to see what's going on.
August 21st, 2018
You can now define custom topics in your surveys - allowing you to aggregate question results and define better survey rotations.
August 15th, 2018
Smart question rotation: When setting up a survey, you can now enable question rotation and cover a limited number of questions / topics per survey round.
August 10th, 2018
In addition to our (by default) anonymous surveys, you can now also run non-anonymous surveys - ideal for check-ins or status updates with your team.
August 8th, 2018
- Feedback and Praise
We've simplified the Feedback feature (you can now directly see structured dimensions) and given our Praise feature a more prominent position on the team overview.
August 7th, 2018
360° reviewer nominations can now be edited by the participant / manager (depending on your settings) until the peer review phase has been kicked off.
August 6th, 2018
- General UI
Leapsome can now be used in other languages, starting with German - to switch the user language, simply go to "Edit my profile" and choose your preferred language.
July 25th, 2018
You can now export any goal selection - including drafts or frozen goals, and key results - to Excel, and run additional analysis.
July 23rd, 2018
Going forward, you will summary statistics for each goal list - these allow you to easily get an overview of where you stand, what's on track, and what's not.
July 19rd, 2018
We've improved the filter and search functionality for goals: You can now do combined searches for teams, users, tags, titles and states.
July 9th, 2018
Powerful analytics update: You can now analyze and compare review results and distributions across teams, managers, individuals - aggregated by question or category.
June 27th, 2018
Navigation improvements: You can now preview the key results of individual objectives from the objectives list.
June 20th, 2018
We're doing lots of groundwork for powerful analytics capabilities in the reviews section. Stay tuned and get in touch with support if you want to learn more.
June 11th, 2018
- User provisioning
You can now provision your users / groups to Leapsome via Azure Active Directory, Okta, OneLogin and other identity providers supporting the SCIM protocol
June 6th, 2018
We've fine-tuned the visibility / editing rights for goals and objectives. Users can now see, modify or comment on goals the contribute to.
June 5th, 2018
You can now use pre-defined team skills in your reviews; once defined, we will collect feedback for these skills for participants from specific teams / departments
May 23rd, 2018
We tweaked the automatic reminder algorithm: Reminder frequency now decreases over time, making sure we don't bother you infinitely with your open tasks
May 16th, 2018
We've launched new goal flags, allowing you to flag your goals as "on track", "needs discussion", "off track". Filter by these flags to make your check-in sessions more effective.
May 14th, 2018
Anonymous peer reviews: For new cycles, you can now optionally hide the peer reviewer's name from the participant, manager or even owner of the review cycle.
May 11th, 2018
You can now set up SAML - based single sign-on for your company with GSuite, Okta, OneLogin, Active Directory and other identity providers.
May 10th, 2018
- Gmail integration
We've updated the UI of our Gmail integration to make it compatible with the new Gmail design.
May 8th, 2018
We introduced an auto-save functionality to save progress when writing reviews.
- General UI
Implemented some improvements to the responsive (mobile) design.
May 6th, 2018
We've improved the process indicators in the admin view of review cycles
May 4th, 2018
Admins can now create goal tags that can be applied to any goal in your company; allows you to sort goals by cycle (e.g. "Q1 2018") or function (e.g. "Learning goals")