If you are a new reviewer in 15Five and need help reviewing your first 15Five report, look no further.
A Reviewer is the main person responsible for reading and reviewing 15Five check-ins. This would typically be a Manager or Supervisor of a team. In 15Five we term this role as a general role and call this person a Reviewer. The people that report in to a Reviewer are called Reporters.
Each person who submits a report is assigned a Reviewer. A reviewer has the ability to ask questions and invite Reporters. You can locate this section under the 15Fives tab, then select Team 15Fives. You will then see prompts to either invite your team or you will see your team already assigned to you.
Don't let your Reporters feel this is a one-sided conversation. The smallest of acknowledgements can go a long way.
As a Reviewer it is important to make your Reporters feel heard and that their feedback counts. There are several options in 15Five to show feedback and interact with a 15Five, these options are listed below:
For a video walkthrough of Reviewing a 15Five, click here.
Like an answer
The quickest way to show your Reporters that you acknowledge their feedback or accomplishment is by liking their answers. Just click on the heart to show that you like their response.
Make a comment
If you want more information about a response or if you just want to make a comment on a Reporter's answer you can do that by clicking on the chat bubble by the answer.
If you are in between tiers in your company, you can pass-up a Reporter's answer and include it on your own your report. As a best practice make sure you review your team's check-ins prior to submitting your own report. Use the '...' to see this option.
Add to 1-on-1 agenda
You can add answers to a 1-on-1 meeting agenda to go over during your 1-on-1 meeting. Use the '...' to see this option. Rename the item with a title that will appear on your 1-on-1 agenda under the 'Talking points' section.
Add to wins & challenges
It can be easy to forget wins and challenges that come up, you can add answers and goals as wins & challenges and they will show up under this user's profile for reference. What you add under their profile will remain private to you. Use the '...' to see this option.
Flag for follow-up
If their answer requires a Follow-up from you, you can flag the answer for followup. This will show under your Team 15Fives tab and then be listed under Follow-ups. Use the '...' to see this option.
Share by email
If your company has this option enabled, you will be able to share answers via email and customize the email that is sent out.
Check out your direct report's High Fives (all, received, and given)
High Five your direct report while reviewing their 15Five
Help your Reporter grow
This is a time for you to give an overall response about the 15Five and add anything else you want to include.