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Lattice Announces the Invest In Your People Fund

At Lattice, we frequently talk about investing in people. A core belief of ours is that when companies invest in their people, it results in more meaningful work as well as more successful companies.

Typically when we talk about investing in people, we’re referring to efforts in management and people operations that lead to a more successful employee experience. Things like employee-centric performance management, frequent measurement of employee engagement, techniques for giving effective feedback, and career-oriented goal setting.

Today, Lattice is excited to announce a new way we’re going even further to literally invest in our people, with the creation of the Invest In Your People Fund. This fund will set aside money for Lattice to invest in our own employees who go on to start their own companies.

The way it works is simple: if you’ve worked at Lattice for at least 3 years and part on amicable terms and if you start a new company within 12 months of leaving, Lattice will offer to invest up to $100,000 either at a $5 million valuation or at the terms of a seed round you are raising, whichever is higher. Lattice will look to support these companies through sharing advice, our network, and even partnership where applicable.

Employee-job fit is crucial for satisfaction and productivity. We work hard at Lattice to help employees find a role that they can thrive in and also meets their own professional growth needs. This is a moving target since the company’s and the employee’s goals can quickly change. Often we’re able to continue to keep meeting this need, but sometimes we’re not — and that’s okay.

When Lattice employees realize it’s time for them to start their own entrepreneurial journey, we want to be there to support them emotionally, tactically, and financially.

Our mission at Lattice is to make work meaningful, and today we’re excited for this mission to extend to helping support the next generation of companies that want to do the same.


Taking Data Connectivity to the Next Level with the Lattice API

We recognized early on how important it is to draw connections between people-focused data sets. When you can see all the dimensions of a person or your collective people, you have the opportunity to understand your teams completely. A little over a year ago, we released Employee Engagement Surveys with reporting and analytics directly tied to your performance data to draw more of these connections in Lattice. 

But not all of your important data lives in Lattice. There are vast amounts of people insights waiting to be uncovered from data in your analytics tools, in chat platforms, operational data, and even customer outcomes.

So today we’re releasing the Lattice API. Our API is built to help developers and analytical People teams deeply understand and make an impact on the employee experience by continuing to connect disparate systems and datasets in order to gain the most actionable insights humanly possible.

With the Lattice API, we want to ensure our customers can accomplish three key things:

  1. Analytical Agility: Developers & Analysts alike need the ability to do more with data and people insights. We want your People Data to work for you to give you more power and more insights, faster.
  2. Data Ownership: You own your data and should be able to easily access and do what you want with it, whenever you want. The Lattice API gives you more ways to take advantage of your data on your terms.
  3. Integration Flexibility: Every tech stack is different and built to work for your business. The Lattice API expands integration opportunities beyond current limits.The Lattice API expands integration flexibility beyond the limits of what we offer today.

We’re inspired by what our customers are doing with the Lattice API. They’re connecting performance data to an analytics platform that houses other relevant data from every stage of the employee lifecycle: application, interview, and even offboarding information to get smarter about optimizing moments along the journey. We’re watching them combine people data with customer and financial data, understanding how performance connects to business outcomes to start answering the question: when our employees deliver amazing customer or business outcomes, what qualities and behaviors are they exhibiting? And we’re seeing them build transparency and strong culture by making Goals and Praise more pervasive — injecting them into more places where people already work.

If you’re interested for more on the Lattice API, head over to our webpage, check out our developer documentation, or get a demo from a product expert today.


Turning a Stressful Process Into a Seamless One: Introducing Native Performance Review Calibration

Performance Calibration is the process in which managers come together to discuss the performance of employees and achieve agreement on performance review ratings to make sure that managers apply a consistent set of standards in making performance ratings. The process ensures a fair and objective review of past performance for each employee in relation to others in similar roles or levels, and that managers apply similar standards to all employees

Today, calibration poses a moment of high-stress for people teams and pain for managers at companies of all shapes and sizes.

Without a seamless calibration flow, the risk of data exposure from spreadsheet export-to-import whiplash can jeopardize the integrity of the entire process. That, with the need to keep managers in the loop with just the information they need, results in nothing less than splitting headaches for HR departments.

But what if we could eliminate that risk and ensure fairness, while making the experience painless for everyone involved?

Today we’re introducing Lattice Calibration. Lattice Calibration turns a clunky, stressful process into a seamless and elegant one that ensures both processes and outcomes are equitable, and makes building trust in the people team inevitable. 

By doing away with the need for hundreds of spreadsheets and introducing a purpose-built, productized workflow for calibration, people teams can spend less time worrying about managing the process and more time focused on adding value to the organization the way nobody else can.

Lattice Calibration is designed for simplicity: admins can create Calibration Groups within a Review Cycle by selecting specific employees based on filterable attributes. That way, the scope of your calibration groups is well-defined and documented in the Lattice platform.

With the groups already created and stored in Lattice, sharing the most relevant information with the right people takes just a few clicks. That means no rogue spreadsheets, no information in the wrong hands, and no extra time spent dealing with data entry and cleanup.

Because Lattice Calibration puts the entire workflow inside of the platform, by the time you arrive at your calibration meeting, everyone already has what they need to get started quickly and you can run the meeting straight from Lattice, making any score changes right in the product.

It’s seriously that simple — you can turn this stressful problem into a simple, solvable one with Lattice Calibration. Get a demo from one of our product experts to hear more about it or read more on Lattice Performance Reviews.