Lattice Product Updates

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At Lattice, innovation fuels our every move. Explore our latest product releases and updates, designed to make your Lattice experience even better.

Analytics

Compensation

Engagement

Grow

HRIS

OKRs & Goals

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Performance

  • Review Cycle UX Improvements for Managers: We've made significant improvements to the manager's user experience in Lattice for a few critical stages after launching a review cycle. These updates will make sharing review results more straightforward.
  • Managers can share review packets with reviewees even if there are still open reviews. We'll display a banner showing which reviews are open and if the manager approves, Lattice will automatically close those open reviews and share the review packet with the reviewee.
  • When managers select "You" in a review cycle, Lattice will direct them to Write Reviews so they may continue to submit a review if it was re-opened post-calibration or end of the review cycle. But if the manager’s review packet is already available, Lattice will direct to Receive results instead. We've added these updates to the broader guide for navigating reviews as a manager.

Platform

Analytics

Compensation

Engagement

Grow

  • Bulk Assign Tracks and Job Levels: For companies with lots of employees, we've made it easier to assign employees to tracks and levels if you decide not to link a custom attribute from you HRIS. a barrier to initial product adoption. Admins can now assign employees to tracks and levels in all at once by simply uploading a CSV file. See how to bulk assign employees to tracks and levels.

HRIS

OKRs & Goals

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Performance

  • Audit log for Automated Review Rules: Automated review rules have a lot of moving parts. Now, if you are wondering about when, how, or why something happened with an automated review rule, you can explore the audit log. You can see who added or removed filters, changed the targeted reviewees, adjusted visibility settings, and more. Note that this log will show changes beginning on October 26.
  • Review Cycle Analytics Distribution: This graph is a histogram that shows how often each different value in a set of data occurs. The bell curve is a great way for People Ops teams to double-check calibration results to ensure adjustments are fair as intended. With this new visualization, Lattice admins can add up to 4 datapoints and use filters to explore narrower audiences. Learn more about the new distribution view for review analytics.

Platform

  • Partial Product Activation:  Lattice has lots of tools with unique uses. We realize that sometimes, it's important for companies to roll out some tools to certain teams and not others. With partial product activation, admins can now choose which products to enable for each department or subset of users. This is particularly helpful so admins can roll Lattice features out in stages rather than all at once.
  • Microsoft Teams Integration: As we move toward an even more distributed world, it's important to us to integrate Lattice where work is happening. Microsoft Teams has become a vital communications tool for many companies, and our new integration allows Lattice to surface important notifications to individuals when they need them. See how the new Microsoft Teams integration works.

Analytics

Compensation

Engagement

Grow

  • Competency Questions in Reviews: Plug competencies directly into review cycles and create specific questions from each reviewee's competencies. By directly tying competencies to performance conversations, employees gain a clear understanding of how their performance gets them to the next level in their Track.
    • Competency questions in Reviews is available by request. Let your Customer Success Manager know, or shoot us a note at [email protected] to enable the feature.
  • Matrix Templates: We understand how difficult it can be to create tracks and competencies from scratch. We want to make it easier for you to get started with Grow by creating a track from a template. Select either the Manager template or the Individual Contributor template, and each comes filled with 5 job levels and 10 competencies.
  • Track-Admin Permissions: Grow admins can now grant others admin permissions only for a specific track. This allows those track admins to edit and assign employees to it.
  • Competency Themes: It's very common for Tracks to have many competencies – including at Lattice! Now, group competencies into a theme to make competency matrices in Tracks easy to organize and understand. Start creating competency themes.
  • Competency Themes: You can group several competencies into a theme to match how competency matrices are commonly organized at many companies, including Lattice! Grouping competencies in themes makes it even easier for employees and managers to quickly understand a track, particularly in more complex organizations.

HRIS

OKRs & Goals

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Performance

  • Updated UX and Copy for Review Setup: We've made some adjustments to the description copy and user experience for key stages when setting up performance reviews. This makes it more even more clear, for example, when and for whom private or public questions are visible in reviews.
  • Audit Log for Ended Reviews: We've introduced a new audit log events for performance reviews. You can now see when and who ended a review cycle in the audit log so you'll be able to stay up to date on changes your team makes.
  • In-Progress Reviews Reporting: We realized it's important to see more specific reporting on review progress across the review cycle because participation is critical in having an effective review process. Now, we’re making it easy for admins/HRPBs to have the visibility they need in order to track progress and follow up with reviewers easily & effectively. Get started with in-progress reviews reporting.
  • Edit Questions Not In Use: As you create questions for your upcoming reviews, we've now allowed for complete edit control before it's added to an active review cycle. This gives you and other admins much more flexibility when creating new review question. Learn more about editing review questions.
  • Employee Requests for External Feedback: In admin feedback settings, you can now allow employees to request feedback about themselves from individuals outside your company via Lattice or the Slack integration. Previously, only managers could request external feedback.
  • UX Upgrade for Updates: Our goal is to help you and your employees navigate Updates more easily so you can focus on the important conversations they inspire. We've given Updates an overall UX/UI lift, increased visibility for important actions like sentiment, and improved the guiding copy to help employees understand what is expected of them.
  • New Updates Notification Settings: We've made it easier for managers and admins to configure how Updates reminders are sent to employees. Managers can now set the frequency, day, and time for notifications specifically for their team. Admins can also set the frequency, day, and time that updates notifications for the company as a default for managers who do not set specific team preferences.

Platform

  • ADP Workforce Now Connector: The Lattice Connector allows you to sync your employee information directly from ADP Workforce Now® into Lattice. Lattice integrates with ADP Workforce Now® so you only have to manage your users in one place. The integration also offers SSO into Lattice. When you add an employee to ADP Workforce Now® or update their user information, you can easily manually re-sync the update with Lattice. Learn more about integrating with ADP Workforce Now.
  • Lattice App Search: A lot of tools you may already use have a special keyboard shortcut to quickly search and perform common actions. Now, we've created that capability in Lattice! On any page, just type CMD + K to bring up an entirely new search experience. Common actions like giving feedback or planning your next 1:1 are now right at your fingertips so you can become a true Lattice power-user
  • HRIS Numeric Attributes: Lattice has supported numeric attribute types via bulk update from a CSV or SFTP, but now admins can add numeric attributes directly from their HRIS (BambooHR, Namely, Zenefits, and Rippling). And if you have an existing numeric attribute,  use the "Link to HRIS" button to start syncing it right away. Learn more about importing custom attributes from your HRIS.

Analytics

Compensation

Engagement

  • Role-Based Sharing for Surveys: After running an engagement survey, it's important to get the results in the hands of the right people at your company quickly and easily. This used to involve individually creating filters, naming the shared view, and then searching for and adding the right individuals. While this worked, it didn't scale. Now, we've shipped a much more streamlined sharing feature. You can:
    • Create saved views automatically for three personas: Managers, Department Heads, Managers of Managers
    • Share in bulk: Survey admins can now share results in as few as three clicks.
    • Add or remove people to a saved view: We know the org chart doesn’t always reflect reality. Survey admins can now make changes after saving a view.
    • Preview the save view: Sharing sensitive information like feedback is necessarily painstaking and should be taken seriously. Admins now can preview saved views before sharing with others. Learn about sharing survey results.
  • Sentiment Analysis for Survey Comments: Some of the most actionable insights about your culture are hidden deep within free text comment responses in your surveys. Reading every comment, however, can be a daunting task. Let Lattice help surface those insights to you with sentiment analysis for survey comments with a few new changes:
    • Lattice will display an overall sentiment score for each survey.
    • Find all comments with sentiment scores in the new Comments tab. You can also filter both by sentiment score (positive, neutral, or negative) and by response (strongly disagree to strongly agree).
    • Exporting comments in a report will also include their sentiment scores.
    • Start exploring sentiment analysis in surveys.

Grow

  • Manager of Manager Permission in Growth Plans: You can now grant visibility access to Managers of Managers for growth plans of their indirect reports. Managers of Managers always have access to growth plan and growth area reporting, but this extra visibility lets them see individual growth plans, areas, and updates so they know more about which competencies and skills each employee is developing. Admins can turn on this visibility setting in the Permissions menu of Grow.
  • Grow Reporting: Now, admins and managers more visibility into which employees, managers, and departments are creating growth plans and growth areas, and which employees are updating those growth areas with their managers. The data can be grouped and filtered by individual, manager, department, tracks, and custom attributes. Start exploring Grow reporting in the admin settings.

HRIS

OKRs & Goals

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Performance

  • Auto-Save Animation for Reviews: We’ve received a lot of customer feedback that the auto-save animation can sometimes be distracting while writing reviews. To help you stay focused on what's most important, we moved the auto-save notification to the top of the page and included a timestamp.
  • Agenda Templates: Agenda templates are an organized way to add recurring talking points in your 1:1 meetings. Users can now create multiple customized agenda templates for agenda items they’d like to discuss regularly in their 1:1’s. Both managers and direct reports can add an agenda template to their 1:1s in the 1:1 settings menu. Learn about adding agenda templates to your next 1:1.

Platform

Analytics

Compensation

Engagement

  • Hide comments in shared views: To give admins deeper customization with levels of transparency for engagement data, you can now choose to hide comments when sharing a saved view with another individual. Those individuals will still be able to see the survey results, but comments will not appear.
  • eNPS for Pulse: Start measuring eNPS using pulse surveys! eNPS is your north star metric for employee experience. It asks the question, “How likely are you to recommend our company as a place to work?” on a scale of 0–10. Learn about setting up eNPS for pulse surveys.
  • Select Participants for Engagement Surveys: We've received a lot of helpful feedback about usability improvements for selecting engagement survey participants, and we're excited to announce a few significant updates. You can now add all employees to a survey quickly, or use filters (including custom attributes) to bulk select and add participants.

Grow

  • Grow Early Access Program: Lattice Grow gives employees a clear roadmap for their career growth at your company. And with Lattice Grow tied to Performance, managers and employees have the tools to have productive career conversations.
  • Competencies, Levels, and Tracks give employees a vision for their professional growth and sets expectations for their current and next role. Admins can create competencies and tracks in Lattice from scratch or upload their existing matrices through a CSV.
  • Growth Plans and Growth Areas provide a framework for employees to work with their manager to identify opportunities to meet those expectations. Employees can choose competencies from their own track or from another track.
  • Integrating with 1:1s links growth areas with 1:1 agendas so employees and managers can review progress together over time.
  • Integrating with the Reviews Context Panel lets managers reference their reports' growth areas while writing reviews, and all reviewers can reference reviewee competencies, so they can tailor their responses to each reviewee's job's expectations.
  • Linking HRIS and Custom Attributes allows Grow's job levels and expectations to automatically update when employees are promoted.

Learn more about Grow, or request early access by contacting your Customer Success Manager or our Customer Care Team.

HRIS

OKRs & Goals

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Performance

  • Participant Selector for Reviews: We've added a few improvements to make selecting participants for performance reviews much simpler. You can now add all employees to a review instantly, or use filters and custom attributes to bulk select and add groups of employees together.
  • Tag Multiple Values in Feedback in Slack: Slack recently updated interactions with apps to use modal inputs rather than dialog boxes. This is a subtle change for users, but for us, it unlocks a lot more opportunities for more complex and interesting user actions between Lattice and Slack. So far, we've updated the feedback interaction so that you can now tag multiple values to feedback right from Slack.
  • 1:1 Action Items: 1:1 participants can now capture action items during 1:1 discussions. With Action Items, you and your direct reports are able to assign ownership and will get reminded of your outstanding Action Items before your next 1:1s. When the action is complete, check it off and celebrate the win! Learn more about using action items in your 1:1.
  • New Avatar for Company Talking Points: These talking points now show up in the 1:1 meeting with a new avatar now instead of the manager’s face. This makes it much more clear which agenda items are unique to this 1:1 and which are company-wide talking points.

Platform

  • Expanded breadth of custom attributes: We've added support for more default HRIS attributes to be added to Lattice via custom attributes for the Namely, Zenefits, and Rippling integrations
  • Adjust Your Avatar: Until now, we used an algorithm to automatically focus on the face in an uploaded profile picture, or avatar. For most, this worked fine. But for some, their avatars were strangely cut off or focused on the wrong area which was understandably frustrating. Now, when a user uploads an image, they can pan and zoom anywhere to find the perfect angle. Users can also edit their current avatar in the same way.

Analytics

Compensation

Engagement

Grow

HRIS

OKRs & Goals

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Performance

  • Request feedback from multiple people: Feedback is crucial to personal and professional growth. Now, we've made it easy to request feedback from up to 10 people in a single request in Lattice.
  • Ad Hoc 1:1s: With ad hoc 1:1s, you can now schedule a 1:1 meeting with anyone at anytime. You don't have to set a regular cadence, and they won't interrupt the regular 1:1s you have already set. Learn more about scheduling ad hoc 1:1s.
  • Update Answers as Talking Points: 1:1s and Updates are now further connected by allowing you to add an employee's Update answer as a talking point for your next 1:1. This encourages conversations around sentiment scores, review progress, and celebrate wins together. See how to add an update answer as a talking point.
  • Sentiment Reporting Improvements: Now you can see the sentiment trend of your direct report over the past 4 possible updates rather than an all-time average. Sentiment scores now better reflect the present state, while all-time averages are still available in admin reporting.
  • Improved Text Editor:  The text editor is one of those utilities that holds everything together. It's an unsung hero, so to speak. Our team completely rebuilt the text editor from the ground up to make it even more heroic so you can have an even more seamless experience using Lattice.

Platform

  • Celebrations: As we have adjusted to our new work from home lives, it is harder to stay connected with each other, so we created Celebrations to bring back a bit of joy into the workday. With Celebrations enabled, you will see a new tab in the Company page where you can see new hires, anniversaries, and birthdays. And best of all, we help you start the celebration with some flair over their avatars. Turn on employee celebrations.
  • Toggle Office Party: We've heard that lots of customers have been loving Office Party as a way to get to know everyone at their company. But in case the competition gets too heated, you can now turn off Office Party. Learn more about Office Party.
  • Disconnect individuals from HRIS: Admins can now select to disconnect an individual employee when, for example, an HRIS sync accidentally created duplicate users.

Analytics

Compensation

Engagement

  • Pulse UI Update: We've made a few changes to the Engagement interface to make it even easier to use and more beautiful. Check it out next time you're gearing up to run an Engagement survey!

Grow

HRIS

OKRs & Goals

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Performance

  • Select Review Deliverable Types: You are now able to select different deliverable types for upward and peer feedback. This enables more customization around how review feedback is shared based on the review to ensure that the right people are getting the appropriate feedback visibility. Learn more about deliverable types.
  • Anonymize Reviewer Feedback with Managers: We've added a new review sharing option: "Only share feedback with reviewee's managers with reviewers' comments anonymized". Under this setting, reviewer feedback will be anonymous to both the reviewee and the manager. If the review uses private questions, Lattice will notify you about which questions will have different settings.
  • Private + Manager Visibility for External Feedback: Requesting external feedback has been especially helpful to companies with project-based relationships with clients. Now, you also have the ability to request feedback from a person outside your company with private + manager visibility. The external person answering the request will see the message “This will be shared with ___ and their manager.” See a refresher about how to request external feedback.
  • Streamlined 1:1 Notes: We simplified 1:1 shared notes by allowing both participants of 1:1s to see shared notes after they are written. No need to hit "Share" anymore, and notes are always auto-saved.
  • New Visibility for Custom Relationships: You can now check a box that allows managers of a custom attribute relationship, like a dotted-line manager, to “view manager context panel and recommendations in 1:1s”.
  • Recommended Talking Points: To give managers and employees a head-start on driving meaningful 1:1 conversations, you can now find a series of recommended talking points right in the 1:1s tool to add to your agendas. The recommended talking points have been gathered from researchers in organizational behavior and people leaders at some of today's most innovative companies. Take a look at Using Recommended Talking Points and the Recommended Talking Points Library in the Help Center to learn more.
  • Simplifying Completed 1:1s: We received feedback from customers that reviewing a 1:1 to complete it is confusing. We agree – the idea of completing a 1:1 like a task is strange! We've now removed the "Reviewed" functionality to streamline 1:1s.

Platform

  • API Improvements: We've improved the user experience for creating API keys in a few helpful ways. It's now much easier to connect data to other systems with UserID and Goal relationships.
  • HRIS Integration Improvements: Now you can add a custom attribute from Namely, Rippling, and Zenefits (not just BambooHR!). You can also now link an existing custom attribute to an HRIS attribute for all of our HRIS integrations.

Analytics

Compensation

Engagement

  • Add eNPS to Engagement Surveys: eNPS is your north star metric for employee experience. It measures the likelihood of whether an employee would be willing to recommend your organization as a place to work. Now you can add the eNPS question directly into your next engagement survey in Lattice. Enable eNPS in your next survey.
  • View a Pulse Comment Feed in Slack: As anonymous comments get submitted through Pulse, we add them to the Slack channel of the admins choosing for the exec team to have a real-time feel and heartbeat of company without having to log into Lattice. This gives certain people at your company the ability to stay up to date on pulse survey activity and collaborate around action faster. See how the pulse comment feed will look.
  • Benchmark for the COVID-19 Crisis Response Survey: Companies that have used our COVID 19 questions and template will now have access to a new benchmark in the comparison dropdown menu. The benchmark is made up of over 100 companies and gives you more context for interpreting and taking action on your survey results. Learn more about the crisis response survey benchmark.
  • The Crisis Response Survey Template: We created an engagement survey template specifically tailored to help People Teams get an understanding of how employees are feeling with questions focusing on COVID-19, remote work, and more. Get started with the survey template.
  • Select Participants in Pulse Surveys: Pulse admins now have the ability to select specific participants for a pulse survey. This works in the exact same way as the filter bar within automation and is editable at any point in time. Learn more about setting up a pulse survey.

Grow

HRIS

OKRs & Goals

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Performance

  • Simplifying Re-Opening Reviews: You can now re-open an individual review from the reviewees sidebar during all stages of the review cycle. Reopen submitted reviews and scores even if the review cycle is closed. No more navigating between reviewers and reviewees tabs to re-open one review!
  • Increase number of praise targets: You can now send praise to up to 10 people at once!
  • Easily Re-Sync With Calendar Integrations: You can now completely remove the calendar integration from Lattice by clicking “disconnect all calendars”. This allows you to remove your email if you accidentally linked your personal calendar. Also, you can restore a calendar sync due to unexpected authorization errors. This occasionally happens when, for example, a user removes access for Lattice from their calendar provider or we remove the auth record. Now you can quickly restore the calendar sync so your 1:1s are accurate.

Platform

  • Nightly Sync with Rippling and Zenefits: Zenefits and Rippling integrations are dependent on realtime events to keep Lattice up to date. Occasionally, Lattice can fall out of sync with the HRIS when these happen. This update allows you to configure full syncs at night in addition to the live updates. This makes sure Lattice will have the most recent employee data available.
  • Improved Readability & Styles: We modified our styles to be higher contrast and more readable. We also consolidated some inconsistencies between Windows users and MacOS users. Now regardless of your platform, everyone will see the exact same styles in Lattice.

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