Acknowledge my review results

After results have been shared with a review cycle participant and their manager holds a final meeting with them to discuss results, 15Five gives the option for participants to "acknowledge" they've seen their review results and held a meeting with their manager. Employees also have the option to add a text comment as they acknowledge their results.

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For this ability to be available, account admins need to enable review acknowledgment in Best-Self Review® feature settings. The selected setting will apply to all review cycles, and changing the setting will impact all active review cycles.

Access and availability

⛔️ Required access to Best-Self Review®.
👥 This article is relevant to review cycle participants.
📦 This feature is available in the Perform and Total Platform pricing packages.

Acknowledge review results

After a manager holds a final meeting to discuss review results with their direct report, the employee can acknowledge their review results by following the steps below.



Acknowledging your review results doesn't mean you agree with them. It means that you acknowledge that your results have been shared with you and you've and had a performance discussion with your manager. If you disagree with your results, consider leaving a comment to provide context.

  1. Click on Best-Self Review® in the main, left-hand navigation bar of 15Five.
  2. Open the review cycle you want to acknowledge review results for.
  3. Use the filter to pull up your own review results. If you are not a review admin, cycle collaborator, or manager, your review results will be pulled up by default.
  4. Open your review results.
  5. Make sure the 'Summary' tab of your results is open, then scroll to the bottom of the page.
  6. Check the box next to the acknowledgment statement, provide an optional comment, and digitally sign your name. Then, click Yes, I acknowledge.


If an employee doesn't acknowledge their review results, can managers and admins still finalize the review?

Yes. Lack of review acknowledgment will not prevent a review from being finalized. Learn how to finalize review results.

Why might an employee not see the option to finalize their review results?

An employee may not see the option to finalize their review results if:

  1. The "Acknowledge Reviews" setting isn't enabled in Best-Self Review® feature settings.
  2. The employee's manager hasn't shared review results with them (meaning they don't have access to their review summary yet).
How can I see whether or not employees have acknowledged their review results?

If you're a review admin or cycle collaborator, you can report on who has acknowledged their review by exporting the Full progress report, which contains an "Acknowledgment" column and an "Acknowledgment feedback" column. Once a review cycle participant acknowledges their results, the Full progress report will list the timestamp the employee submitted the acknowledgment.

Can I turn on the review acknowledgment setting in only specific review cycles?

No— the review acknowledgment setting in Best-Self Review® feature settings is an "all or nothing" setting, meaning that it will apply to all active review cycles.

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