A company's culture is a critical part of developing and providing a productive, pleasant work environment. A key facet of maintaining that culture is hiring people with ideals and principles that align with a company's core values. This practice can help to strengthen the overall company identity, while also helping build a team of individuals that support each other and propel the company forward.
With Threads Culture, each business defines their culture based on key values, and the specific goals or standards for each job description. During hiring and later the review process, team members who work according to the core values and achieve their goals are rewarded for supporting and contributing to the culture of the company.
Threads helps companies more easily find and hire these employees that match the company culture, as well as later reviewing their impact on culture. By using a variety of charts and graphs to visualize that impact, Threads Culture can also help identify employees that may not be pulling their weight within the company. Instead of converting performance into numbers, Threads Culture can provide more tangible, actionable feedback based on these continuing culture reviews.
All employee profile pages contain all contact information, as well as personnel documents and access to past reviews. New reviews can easily be created and added to each profile as the employee makes progress within the organization. The solution itself is Internet-based and extremely easy to install; all you need is a current browser and a Threads Culture install specialist will take care of the rest. It's also been optimized for tablet usage. For businesses seeking a way to review their culture, Threads Culture is a great option to evaluate.
Matthew from Overcoming By Faith Ministries
Employees number: 11-50 employees
We are able to visually see the organization structure and also custom make your employee evaluations unique to your organization according to your values and culture
Lori from RedPeak
Specialty: Property Management
Employees number: 51-200 employees
At RedPeak, we are a smaller company that highly values culture and its effect on long term retention. We searched for almost a year and evaluated a number of options, most of which were simply too cumbersome, formal and/or elaborate for our needs. Then we came across THREADS. Since I had done all the research and made the case for the switch, I was a bit nervous as to how it all would come together. Adjusting to new software, as well as, a different approach to reviews can be difficult in a company that values stability and consistency, and I was convinced in the process of completely changing our approach, something would go wrong. Was I wrong? The easiest transition we have made. The software worked, it is uber easy to navigate and the team embraced the new approach, once they understood they had an easy place to provide ongoing feedback on fellow team members. The weekly updates are invaluable, provide real insight to the remarkable recoveries and efforts team members make and potential learning/feedback opportunities that would provide assistance and support. The best part is that kudos/challenges get in front of the CEO, who waits for them each Friday, and has indicated their value. This product is not complicated, it does inspire ongoing peer to peer feedback, and truly helps the team understand the expectation from a culture and results perspective.
How easy it is to provide feedback and understand whether or not we are delivering authenticity in regard to the cultural values promise we make the team.
I have had numerous onsite/field team members indicate they would use the system even more if there was an app.
Seriously, I looked a long time. If you want simplistic, effective and a way to measure a real-time pulse, use THREADS. Make sure you bring the agent in to speak to the group before the roll out as he is very good at establishing buy in and helping the team understand why THREADS works the way it does.
Carolynn from Swanson Russell
We are a marketing and advertising agency and it is critical that any system we operate in aligns with and supports our culture. Our previous review process also included core values, just as Threads does, and this is one of the many reasons we selected Threads. The build-out was streamlined and quick. We provided our agency infrastructure and job descriptions and Threads took care of the rest, quickly I might add. The system is very easy to navigate within and as our Threads representative said during our training sessions - if you can post on Facebook or send a text, you won't have any trouble navigating within Threads and, administration is just as simple! There is one unique benefit that Threads offers that many other vendors do not, or charge an arm and a leg for, and that is TRAINING. Threads conducted our training at each of our locations, both manager and employee populations, and these sessions were great, so beneficial. Don't overlook this when you are shopping. They charge travel expenses and that's all! This is invaluable as HR can partner with them during that training, which I feel was a significant benefit to our roll-out and agency. Thanks to all including technical support - they are just as great!
There really isn't anything we have come across that we do not like. The system is simple and the functionality is key. Companies are always evolving and Threads has the fluidity to evolve along with us.
Look at the functionality of the system and the ease of the navigation and administration. Not sure you will find another that matches it for the price point! There is no start-up cost with Threads so do not forget about that. We saw high start-up and training fees and that was training only the administrator(s) not actually conducting the training - HUGE!
Rosanne from Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc
We really like how the product measures both Job performance separate from Culture then blends the scores to give a true more effective rating. Love how it takes a lot of the work out by showing you highest and lowest scores and moves goals to next review. The comment feature allows for comments to be added quickly and easily creating a diary for every employee. this not only helps out when doing year end review, it brings potential corrective action to the forefront and the weekly emails to supervisors keeps management aware of what employees are doing or not doing. Staff is very responsive and willing to help in any way possible
The org chart is a little clumsy to use and navigate. Would be nice if it allowed dotted line and dual reports. Would love it if they could add and option to share a comment with the employee being commented on if you so desire. I little pricey but hopefully it will be worth it.
Software Advise was a great resource. They interviewed me to find out what I was looking for and what was important to me, then they matched me up with 4-5 software products, and assisted with arranging for demos. I highly recommend there service.
Meredith from rEvolution
I found Threads though Software Advice, they were the first product we demoed and I LOVED it. The rest we demoed afterwards didnt stand a chance. We have been looking for more ways to integrate our values into daily life at our company and this fit the bill. We are a mid-sized company as is Threads and I think immediately there were a lot of synergies. We actually did a demo with the CEO of Threads with the CEO of our company, and that was very impactful.
The product is soooo easy to use its ridiculous. Incredibly user friendly. We sprung for the in-person training and the staff really enjoyed it - got great feedback. The CEO is a great public speaker and everyone could relate to what he was preaching. Their customer service is also amazing, if you call them you talk to a real person, and today when I called with a question the CEO himself answered!
Another thing I loved is that Threads never badgered me for the sale. Other vendors I demoed were getting CRAZY calling and emailing me nonstop, but Threads followed up once I think and that was it. And the rest PALED in comparison, I knew from the minute I saw Threads I had to have it.
There isn't really anything, it's quite different from our previous performance review system (which was pathetic to say the least), so outside of staff getting used to the new system, there hasn't been anything bad.
I guess it just depends on what you want. An organization without core values might struggle with this software as that is highly integrated. I'm not sure if there is anything as user-friendly as Threads though, it's so intuitive.
Fadela from B&D CONSULTING INC
I really liked the fact that Threads employees are always available to answer questions. From the get go, we were assigned a specific person/technician that was always there whenever we needed him. Also, they set up our entire organization on Threads. All we did was send out employees' job descriptions and information. Afterwards, Threads was always available to perform either onsite or off site training. The training lasts about an hour and is very detailed. Sean does a really good job at explaining how to use the software properly and answering all questions we have. The evaluation performance part allowed us to see how every employees are performing and what we could do to help those that were performing poorly.
I haven't found anything negative to say about Threads yet. The software works perfectly for us and it is helping a lot in evaluating employee performance.
Threads is really easy to use and is designed to fit your organization's culture and values. It is a fun interactive software and all information posted are kept confidential. Any reviews or comments posted to other employees are only available for managers and administrators to see. Therefore, the information remains anonymous to the employee reviewed.
Laura from Special Olympics Southern California
I've been in the field of Human Resources for 30 years and somehow without ever speaking with me this product has everything I could possible want in an online Performance Review System.
We only wish that it had existed years ago, and that when it finally came into existence we found it right away.
If your organization cares about providing feedback on company culture at all stop looking for other systems.
Braden from Gibbons Motor Toys
Threads Culture is very simple to use and has many great features. Their technical support is outstanding and has helped us evolve our employee management side of our business.
No complaints at this point in time. The product is reliable and backed by great support.
This is a must for any small business. Having proper job descriptions and employee reviews is essential in developing a strong group of employees. This probably the most valuable software a company can invest in. It will easily pay for itself by improving employee retention and performance.
Stephen from Fashionable Hats & Canes
This software is not just a standard "employee review software" it goes beyond this concept and incorporates Mission and Values into reviewing employees. Every company has mission and values even if you dont have them written down "yet". This helps make sure all your employees are on "the same page" with the mission and values
I have not had any bad experiences to write about.
I looked at many different types of employee review software. Having a chart where you can view all your employees in terms of not only job performance but also values is the best part of this software.
Debbie from Tipmont REMC
Easy to work with, there to help with any and all questions.
I can't think of a least. Change is not always appreciated or accepted easily. No fault of the software, just change.
In my opinion, this isn't just a software - it is a solution! Our organization needed this!
Leah from Transportation Federal Credit Union
I evaluated over 7 different performance management software systems prior to selecting the top two demos for our senior management team to view. Needless to say, our management loved Thread's concept. Threads is exactly what we'd been looking for to close the gap between performance and values of the organization.
My manager loves reviewing the comments/feedback that he receives each week through Threads. I can honestly say that their staff is wonderful - our client rep who assisted us with our implementation was great to work with. Always extremely helpful.
The implementation process was seamless. We provided the requested data to Threads and their team took care of the setup. I can only describe my experience with Threads as "Awesome" throughout the entire process up to and including training. Sean provided the training for both managers and employees and everyone raved about the training.
Nothing that I dislike. It is easy to rate this company a 10 out of 10.
This system is very user friendly. I'd suggest that you'd try it out as they allow you try it risk free for a period of time and I know you'll love it as much as our organization does.
Ron from ZEV Technologies
Threads is exceptionally user-friendly as a starter. Far more impressive, however, is the fundamental philosophy of the Threads performance review process. It is predicated on simplicity and gets to the heart of what you must evaluate - support to the company culture and business results. It is to the point and eliminates complexity. There is ample room to expand in comments sections, but there is no need to dig deeper and waste unnecessary process time.
Not all aspects of implementation and administration are documented... FACs will help and perhaps video tutorials. I also look forward to a polling capability, where employees can evaluate the organization, and ultimately their Supervisor.
Challenge yourself to confirm what you really need, not what hits all of the process must-haves that you may have encountered in a large company environment. The flexibility of this tool makes life a lot less complex. A Threads review is a motivating event and leaves people feeling good, with a clear understanding of strengths and areas of improvement.
Patty from Industrial Safety Training Council
I evaluated at least six different performance software systems prior to making my decision. After my demo, I was certain Threads was the choice for us. The most attractive thing for me was how our values are incorporated into the performance evaluation. I could not find another software platform on the market that did this. The ease of use, low cost and no contract were just benefits on top of how I felt the software was a match for our company. The exceptional service we received during the setup and roll-out of the system by far exceeded my expectations. The organizational chart is a plus for us and actually eliminated the need for a separate software we were using to keep our chart up to date.
Product - I would like to have a feature to print the organizational chart. Vendor - I cannot find one thing I do not like about Threads as a vendor. The entire team at Threads has been professional, responsive and genuinely concerned about the success of our system.
I made a list of all the things we were looking for the software to help us with, including features that we would like to have. Evaluate several, but make sure that Threads is one of them - I think you will be glad you did!
Karen from Better Housing Coalition
Threads is exactly what this company has been looking for; to incorporate the company's values into the performance review process so that each associate is measured not only on job performance but how well they live up to the company's values. All associates are able to see how they are doing throughout the year so no surprises when it comes to review time. Managers and other associates can leave input as to how the associate is doing at anytime and associates can leave input to let their manager's know what accomplishments have been achieved. Their team is awesome! You send them the information they need and they set Threads up for you and do all the training. Training can take place at your place of business or through a webinar or both. They will do as many training sessions as you feel is needed. The Threads team is always available to ask questions and to help you develop or change your company's information within the software. This is not a company that will sell you something, start you with setting it up and then not be available when you need assistance - they are always available.
When making edits in Threads you cannot undo any changes that have been made.
Threads is a company that will allow you to try their software out for free. If you do not like it you are under no obligation to continue with it. Try it and I am sure you will love it.
Dell from Aly Centrifuge
It's the only product I found in all my research that measures our company culture with the actual performance of the team member. The folks at Threads are the most helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable people I have ever dealt with. I have always found them to be available to help me with an issue and solve it quickly.
The org chart, at this point in time, does not allow our supervisors to both be over a group of employees.
Do your research and demo every product. I did my research and narrowed it down to 5 companies. I demo the product from each company and talked to them at length before I made a decision.
Matt from Overcoming By Faith Ministries
Easy to use, very easy to set up. Great customer service.
Some of the updating features after editing don't edit right away. You have to sign out and sign back in. I also wish there was an undo button or feature.
Adding a feature where you can track attendance and import various job descriptions from multiple jobs to one specific job.
Anna from Community Rebuilders
I like the ability to focus on employee strengths related to organizational values.
Some features such as the printing or org charts are not available yet and would be very useful. We are looking forward to this additional ability in the software.
It's very useful for organizations that are mission-driven and value focused.
Kimberly from AircraftLogs
Specialty: Software / Technology
The software fits the way we handle performance reviews. The software is very easy to use. It has an organizational chart in the software.
Wish we could track pay raises, promotions, etc. Wish there was a way to add documents to an employee that can be seen only by management and then have documents that the employee can see. Wish you could have a scale of 1 -5 instead of 1-10.
This software is different in its approach to performance reviews. We looked at other software, but they weren't quite what we needed. We use the Core Values and Performance Metrics together. Other software systems are still on Performance Metrics only.
Lorie from Trident Research LLC
First, I was fortunate enough to speak with Sean Abbas, Founder of Threads. He took time out of his busy day to demo the software, which I didn't know until end of demo/questions. He occasionally does this in order to help him fully understand what businesses are desiring in a performance evaluation software. The fact that someone like Sean took time out of his busy day to do such said something about his company: he cares! He wants businesses to get the absolute most out of his product. Secondly, we're a small business that has a limited budget; Threads doesn't charge an implementation fee, which can average $2,000. Third, Threads aligns values and results together. Important for us because we want to hire/keep employees that have the same core values as the company.
There isn't anything I don't like about it so far.
This software is definitely going to help us with our performance evaluations. In addition, we'll be able to run reports, host employee forms/documents/handbook, create/maintain job descriptions, communicate with managers about staff members, and much more.
Software does more than just help with performance evaluations; it's a human resource dream come true!
Vera from Community rebuilders
Threads allows us to promote our mission and focus on employees strengths to evaluate performance!
I'm satisfied. Nothing has emerged that we don't like. We have not needed much support.
Try it! It's great! We were slow to implement. It is worth the up front effort. Get started with it as soon as you purchase it.