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AI Assisted Reviews
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Revolutionizing Performance Management with 15Five’s AI Assisted Reviews

Logan Hendrickson
Logan Hendrickson

It’s no secret that people still hate performance review season. According to Gallup, only 2 in 10 employees strongly agree that their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work. And 95 percent of managers are dissatisfied with their organization’s review system. 

At 15Five, we believe it’s possible to actually enjoy the review process and help employees grow while easing the burden placed on managers and HR leaders — crazy, right?! 

That’s why we’re releasing AI Assisted Reviews, which make performance reviews easier, faster, and more fair to everyone.

Want to see a demo? Click here! Otherwise, read on to learn more.

Save Wasted Time and Eliminate Recency Bias from Your Performance Review Process with AI.

Addressing the Challenge of Bias

Traditional performance reviews have long been plagued by biases, from recency bias to gender bias to idiosyncratic rater bias, and more. Even managers with the best intentions naturally have a range of biases that are both conscious and unconscious.

AI Assisted Reviews boldly confronts these challenges by analyzing data throughout the entire review period, providing a more comprehensive and unbiased assessment of an employee’s performance over time. This marks a significant step towards fairer and more objective evaluations.

Now managers can start from a place of objective, factual, data and go from there, something that is particularly helpful if they have several direct reports.

Saving Managers Significant Time

Have you ever heard a manager say they have tons of extra time? Me neither. Time is a precious resource and the time and effort performance reviews take for managers to complete is one of the main reasons managers dread review season – and HR leaders dread nagging them.

The last thing you want is your manager trying to recall from memory the impact their direct reports have had over the year, especially when compensation is impacted. What usually happens is they are half-hearted and vague, only indicative of recent performance (see above about recency bias), or worse — they give up and assess everyone the same just to check the box.

AI Assisted Reviews empowers managers by offering a valuable starting point for crafting performance reviews. By harnessing the power of AI, 15Five drastically reduces the time and effort required to draft evaluations from scratch. Managers can now channel their efforts into creating thoughtful, constructive, and fair assessments.

Enhancing Manager Effectiveness

Beyond being a time-saving tool, AI Assisted Reviews contributes to increased manager effectiveness. By promoting positive behaviors such as utilizing OKRs, engaging in regular team check-ins, recognizing achievements with High Fives, and conducting 1-on-1 meetings, the platform becomes an ally in fostering employee engagement and retention.

How It Works

  1. Summarize Data: Spark AI thoroughly examines available data, including peer and self-reviews, High-Fives, 1-on-1 notes, Objectives, and Check-ins. It then generates a comprehensive summary for each participant.

  2. Draft an Answer: Using relevant data, Spark AI creates a well-rounded first draft of answers for specific questions, incorporating the aforementioned information from High-Fives, 1-on-1 notes, Objectives, and Check-ins, as well as any input provided by the manager.

  3. Improve Writing: Spark AI then assists in refining and rewording the drafted content, providing managers with a seamless and efficient way to enhance their performance reviews.

Using AI to Make More Space For The Human Side of HR

When we released Spark AI in 2023, we said that HR is all too familiar with the fact that if you don’t have proof, you don’t have power. Spark AI was the first-of-its-kind assistant for managers and HR leaders, designed to drive measurable improvement in engagement, performance, and retention.

The best AI tools for HR are the ones that elevate the human, not try to replace them. We can never hand over the performance review process to AI. We believe AI is here to stay — and it can be used to help you do the best work of your life if you harness it correctly.

Replace Rushed and Biased Reviews with Assessments That Are Fair, Efficient, and Better for Everyone Involved.

AI Assisted Reviews marks a paradigm shift in performance management. It’s not just about saving time; it’s about promoting fairness, efficiency, and improved employee-manager relationships. Say goodbye to rushed and biased assessments, and embrace a new era of performance evaluations that benefit both managers and employees alike.

See a Demo of the future of performance reviews with AI Assisted Reviews and discover how you can redefine the way you evaluate and develop your most valuable asset – your people.