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 (as of May 2018). Please do get in touch if you have any feedback or comments.
Only major features are included below - small tweaks are implemented every day.
We're working on a calendar (Google / Outlook) integration for your 1:1 meetings.
Bulk updates are coming to our goals module.
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")