Product Release Notes

We roll out small improvements and bug fixes several times a week. In addition you can find larger improvements and feature releases in the list below.


Tailor your pulse surveys and spot patterns quicker. Adjust question scales for more precise results. And pick which questions should be optional. Then view results as heatmaps to quickly see emerging issues.


Updates to Pulse Surveys and Retention Analytics offer you actionable data even faster. Build unbiased surveys with our templates. Then see how our improved algorithm surfaces leave-risk predictions for more employees. Plus new filters quickly surface actionable retention insights.


Two new modules! Pulse Surveys provide frequent employee feedback to help you respond on the fly. With Retention Analytics, you can get clear and actionable insights on who’s leaving when. They’re bundled into one powerful Engagement and Retention Add-on, which you can try for free.


Our Slack app now reminds you of your upcoming 1:1s. It even allows you to add talking points and notes on the spot.


The email configuration page received a fresh look to help you customize your automated emails. Craft your messaging and turn emails on or off with ease. Set a custom sender name, like “The People Team,” that everyone will recognize.


The ratings chart in the Review Cycle overview has received an overhaul. See at a glance how ratings are distributed and easily apply filters.


Admins can now easily import and bulk update reviewers’ ratings, allowing for maximum flexibility in your performance calibration process.


Rather than using tricky slash commands, you can now create Praise in Slack with an interactive pop-up. Type /praise and hit Enter to try it out.


We’ve revamped the user profile page to make it easier to see a team member’s goals, public recognition, and feedback.


Our data shows that users who get notified about performance reviews via Slack are 25% more likely to work on them within the first 24 hours. So we made these notifications available to everyone.

We’ve added new question types to 360° Feedback to create a consistent experience across Performance Reviews and 360° Feedback.
When composing a Performance Review questionnaire, administrators can now add confidential questions. This is especially useful for calibration and promotion management. Learn more.
Admins can now add their organization’s guides and policies to the Helpful Resources sidebar so team members can see them in the app. Learn about adding custom content.
Admins and managers can now see that private objectives exist in a cycle. (They cannot, however, see the details of these objectives, which remain private.)
Notes for 1:1 Meetings now autosave as you write. Read about using 1:1 Meetings.
Reviewers can now kick off a 1:1 meeting directly at the end of a performance review, helping ensure important performance discussions take place. Learn more.
With our new calendar integration, 1:1 meetings scheduled in your Google Calendar or Office 365 will now appear automatically in Small Improvements. Set up the integration here.
Not all feedback has to be driven by HR. With our updated Feedback Requests feature, managers can now request feedback for their reports to help them grow. Learn more.
Performance reviews are only as good as the questions you ask. To help you collect a wider variety of feedback, you now have access to five new question types. Check out what’s new.

We updated the Performance Reviews overview to display all the reviews you’re involved in. This way, ⁠managers and employees have quicker access to their to-do items and past reviews.
Now you can select Custom Reviewers, allowing you to run more flexible performance reviews. Learn more about the update here.
We’re thrilled to launch our new 1:1 Insights dashboard, making it easier to manage and facilitate regular 1:1s within your organization. Read the blog post.
You can now include ratings or multiple choice questions in Performance Reviews, making it easier to gather and compare quantitative employee feedback. Learn more.
We improved the UI of our Feedback For You overview page, making it easier to filter and review feedback.
We revamped Performance Reviews to bring you a better writing experience. The new streamlined view makes it easier for employees to focus on writing their assessment. Check it out here.
We updated our Request Feedback feature to make it even more useful for gathering feedback. See what’s new.
We’ve made it possible to add attachments to Performance Reviews, allowing you to include more context to your assessment. Learn more.
You can now upload relevant documents such as role descriptions and feedback tips to employee User Profiles. Learn more about the update.
Gain greater insight into your employees’ 1:1s with 1:1 Meeting Visibility Settings. Learn more about how you can use the feature here.
Want to better guide your team to more productive 1:1 meetings? We’re excited to announce the release of our new 1:1 Meeting Templates. Learn more.
Introducing our new integration with Sapling, allowing you to sync employee data with Small Improvements automatically. Set up the integration now.
You can now add attachments to 1:1 Meetings. More details here.
Want statistics on who gives and receives the most praises in your organization? Now you can export Praise data to Excel or CSV by date range. Learn more.

The Helpful Resources sidebar is now available for Performance Reviews, 360s, and 1:1s, showing you all Small Improvements activities connected to an employee or manager. Learn more.
We’ve now made it possible to have different secondary reviewers for each performance review cycle. Learn more.
Having meaningful 1:1s just got easier! We’ve added a Helpful Resources sidebar to help managers and their direct reports stay on top of recent feedback and achievements. Learn more.
We’ve made several tweaks to the 1:1 Meetings and Objectives features. They look better, feel better, work better. Learn more.
We launched the Praise Wall 2.0, an even better way to celebrate employee success stories. Learn more.
We improved the 1:1 Meetings feature a fair bit, introducing titles, search, and a draft state, while axing the “completion”-status. Learn more.
Introducing scale questions to make it easier to ask very specific questions in 360 degree feedback. Learn more.
We’ve just shipped a couple of smaller improvements to the 360 module. Learn more.
Don’t we all somehow still like email? But how to praise someone for a job well done when inside Gmail? How to take a note? How to request feedback?

We’re proud introduce a Gmail integration for Small Improvements.

Everyone likes to be acknowledged for a job well done. In fact, recognizing employees publicly has been statistically proven to have a positive effect on engagement and morale.

That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce a fully revamped Praise feature within Small Improvements.

New Feature: Advanced 1:1 Meeting support is now available for all customers. Learn more on the blog.
Improvements to performance review signing process: It’s now possible to keep signing reviews even if the time to edit has passed. More details here.
We’ve improved how secondary reviewers work. They now get a clearer call-to-action, they are included in notification mails, and admins can see who has a secondary reviewer and who hasn’t. Details on our blog.
Small Improvements just got a lot more interactive. Changes to a user’s content and replies and reactions are now displayed prominently, using a little red notifications icon. Learn more.
Staff can now request feedback any time, from anyone they’d like, using a structured yet lean 360 model. Learn more on our blog!
Not nominated to provide 360 feedback? Thanks to our “Proactive 360 Feedback” option on 360 cycles anyone may now provide 360 feedback, even if they were not nominated. Learn more on the blog.
We’ve switched our font to Avenir. Learn more on our Tech Blog!
We just launched our new HipChat integration, and we’re phasing out our JIRA and Confluence integrations. Learn more on the blog!
We renamed “Dashboard” to “Home”, and we added an easy way to add content from everywhere. Learn more
We’ve overhauled how you create and edit cycles. Learn more here
Our new “gems” help you finding advanced features better. More about gems
Want to know what’s happening inside your SI? Now you can! The new activity stream keeps you up to date on what your team and your company are working on. Check out the blogpost.
We’ve made it much more convenient to clone an objective to some or all people on your team. Learn more.
We’re on a mission to brighten up Small Improvements. Today we’re replacing the badges, objective icons and sample user images, and we’re adjusting the color palette too! Details here!
We’re replacing the sidebar cycle-list with a proper Upcoming Cycle Dates component, cleaning up the dashboard significantly. The feature is available to beta clients today and will go live for everyone on August 15. Learn more on our blog
We’ve improved our search experience even further, including cycles and allowing for keyboard navigation too.
We’re phasing out our iOS app. Usage was unfortunately low and the maintenance cost was too high in the long run. Learn more on the blog.
We’ve reworked our search bar, making access to team members much more convenient. Learn more here.
We’ve launched our new Responsive Design. All the details are in the blog!
We’ve overhauled several of the 360° Feedback screens, making it easier to set up cycles and to browse 360° Feedback. Screenshots on the blog!
We’ve dropped support for Gravatar, rendering colorful name initials instead. More details here
We improved the dashboard experience, letting you perform 360-related activities right inline. Learn more on the blog.
We improved our Slack integration, adding a new /note command, presenting objective updates more concisely, and parsing praises better. Learn more on the blog