PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone

Performance & Learning Management and Analytics for SMBs

4.4/5 (30 reviews)

PiiQ by Cornerstone Overview

PiiQ by Cornerstone is tailored to growing businesses that are looking for their first talent management solution. When spreadsheets and paper are no longer effective, PiiQ provides an easy, self-configurable solution to managing performance reviews. Say goodbye to costly implementation fees as you can quickly configure and tailor PiiQ to meet your business needs. Simply put in your company info, upload your employees, assign roles and competencies and you're on your way to doing your first review cycle in 3 hours or less!

PiiQ helps you engage, develop, and retain your employees. Performance reviews are intuitive and simple. No more HR chasing down employees to complete reviews. Reviews are automated and your managers get practical tips and guidance on how to manage and develop their teams.

With integrated Learning, PiiQ helps develop a culture of continuous learning. We partner with top companies for content like CyberU, Cegos, Skillsoft, and Ted. In fact, ten Best of Ted Talks are included free with your subscription.

PiiQ also provides advanced reporting to help you interpret the performance and learning data so you can make better business decisions, ones that will improve your talent and your bottom line. The 9-box talent matrix gives you an intuitive visual on the performance of your team, trends for each employee, and coaching notes to have productive conversations. It's easy to uncover skill gaps, training needs and identify your star performers and those that might need some additional help.

With your PiiQ subscription, you also have access to the PiiQ Success Center. The PiiQ Success Center provides your administrators and managers with information, education, and support in order to be successful from the start. Connect and collaborate with fellow PiiQ users, utilize adoption resources and learn about best practices, all in one place.

Pricing

Starting from
US$8,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

PiiQ by Cornerstone Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
93% positive reviews
19
Excellent
9
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
2
Terrible
Siobhain C.

Cornerstone is Awesome and their Customer Support is even more AWESOME!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/12/06
Review Source: Capterra

As an HR professional who strongly believes that goals and objectives are critical to an organizations' overall success, this tool has been hugely beneficial in helping our workforce align their work to the business priorities and recognize how their personal contributions fuel our success.

Pros

We implemented Cornerstone (now PiiQ) 3 years ago and it was one of the best decisions we have made.

The software was easy to implement, and the amazing customer support helped us every step of the way. It is user friendly and was readily embraced by both employees and managers. The upgrades to date have just made it better and better.

It has increased our "on time completion" date for both goals and reviews to 98%. We previously spent much of the year chasing down paper copies of goals and performance reviews.

The system saves our managers and employees many hours in completing their reviews as opposed to our old process.

By far, the greatest PRO of Cornerstone is their customer service/support. I have never dealt with a friendlier, responsive and helpful company. Every representative of company I have had the pleasure to deal with has been wonderful, from initial inquiry to technical support. The first year, Dan Roiter literally saved our year end by tirelessly fixing an issue we had missed in implementation that was giving us weird final results. It was down to the wire and he got it all sorted!

Cons

Some of the upgrades came slower than we wanted (in 2017) but we have managed through them.

Quite honestly, we have very little complaint with the system. Any time we have had an issue Cornerstone is able to fix it or walk us through an alternate solution

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Carla T.

This is an excellent & easy tool for our Agency and will improve our review process and check-ins.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/06/20
Review Source: Capterra

We are still in the middle of our first cycle, but already our employees are more engaged in the review process than ever before.

Pros

1. User experience and ease of use.
2. Growth Center! The step-by-step instructions and videos have been a saving grace for the admin side AND our employees.
3. Ability to create our own competencies and overall format.
4. Automatic email reminders
5. There aren't too many bells and whistles which are a GOOD thing. I think companies abandon proper Performance Review tools when they are over-complicated or hard to use.
6. LOVE the new feature which allows me to view the review platform through the eyes of a different user. This allows me to see if I missed a competency or added something I shouldn't, as well as ensure the overall user experience will be good.

Cons

From an admin standpoint, I wasn't aware how long the back-end set-up would take. This wasn't so much a problem until I realized we had to manually enter all ratings (there should be an option to choose a rating scale set-up for "all"); and manually include the comment box (since comments are "optional" anyway, there should be a default box to check that all competencies get a comment box. Sub-competencies should also get a comment box (perhaps with fewer characters) so people can add comments below each vs. adding their comments to the overarching competency comment box. And worse, I had to assign roles to comment boxes which seemed like an unnecessary action. Hopefully they can improve this function in one of the next updates.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Carol M.

I am still learning the basics of PiiQ but have been very pleased with every step of the process.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/11/30
Review Source: Capterra

An online system that I don't have to harass managers and employees to complete!
This is a powerful tool that will keep us informed of gaps in skills and performance, help us identify high performers for advancement opportunities and low performers for developmental needs.
Because the goals are collaborative between manager and employee we anticipate a higher rate of success in achieving our mission in our Clubs.

Our expectations of PiiQ software are very high and we look forward to completing a review once we have been using the tool for more than one cycle.

Sales is thorough and respectful. Support is friendly and almost immediate.

Pros

I have been so excited about this software! It is a meaningful communication tool for managers and employees. It helps them focus on expectations and goals and helps us to tie those into our strategic plan.
Contact with both sales and support has been exceptional. I have had all questions answered in a timely manner and no question has been treated as insignificant.

I highly recommend this software it is user-friendly, encourages the development of SMART goals and is affordable - even for a non-profit organization.

Cons

Once a role, goal or competency is deleted - it's gone. I would like to see more diverse roles included in the template. For instance, we employ teachers but there is no role with associated goals and competencies for anyone in the education field.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Felix F.

The software is ready to go is Easy to implement

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/05/22
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

it has an engaging design, has a lot of customization options. It is very innovative, This makes it convenient for companies of different Purposes. great & Solid learning with their social collaboration tools, is very fast

Cons

It is essential to avoid problems in the flow of implementation Organize the skills very well, the tool does not help ... Some of the implementations were slower than we wanted since re-organizing the objectives and skills was very cumbersome.

Response from Lindsey

Hi Felix, Thank you for reviewing PiiQ. Your feedback is appreciated and I’m so glad to see you like the system’s ease-of-use, design, and functionality. The Support team would love the opportunity to assist you if you would need help with setup or show you tips & tricks for optimizing PiiQ. If you have any product questions, reach out to us at [email protected] Thanks again for taking the time to provide your feedback. Best, Lindsey

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Tammie P.

Easily accessible training videos

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/02/14
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Overall, it helps me to provide some basic training to hard-to-reach employees and is easy to navigate for those with limited computer skills.

Pros

There is a wide range of topics from leadership to computer skills and learning a new language. It is easy to assign courses to employees. The ability to view by computer, tablet or smartphone is one feature that sold me as we have field employees that are not always easy to reach for training classes. Although I haven't used it yet, I like the option of creating my own course to add. Another plus - I have a certain number of seats purchased and after an employee has completed assigned training, they can be deactivated so the seat is opened for another trainee.

Cons

Not all of the videos are very engaging. Some portions are quite boring. The leadership skills are mostly good as far as content goes but often set in a corporate office environment and I work in construction so some employees may see it as not relevant to them. Some of the courses are too lengthy. The compliance topics such as harassment and EEO could be better and more of them would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

PiiQ by Cornerstone Pricing

Starting from
US$8,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$8 per user per month for Performance

PiiQ by Cornerstone Features

  • Performance Management

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for PiiQ by Cornerstone

Key features of PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • 9-box profile: employee strengths & weaknesses
  • 9-box talent matrix (compare team members, position)
  • Additional content from CyberU, Cegos & Skillsoft available
  • Browse learning library & add courses to transcript
  • Browser spellcheck enabled
  • Compare managers review & comments with self-assessment
  • Content library
  • Continuous updates to goals
  • Custom public & private tags for easy reporting & filtering
  • Customizable to align with your brand and business processes
  • Customize: manage org details, theme color, logo etc.
  • Dashboard: role and task based
  • E-signatures on self-assessments and manager reviews
  • Enable & disable courses
  • Free best of Ted Talks playlist
  • In-product help and tutorial videos
  • Mobile-enabled (access on computer, tablet or mobile device)
  • My Learning transcript with progress indicators
  • Overall score
  • Performance review completion tracking report
  • Performance review tracking report
  • Performance score report
  • Performance score report
  • PiiQ Success Center for adoption resources
  • Pre-loaded HRSG Goals & Competency Library
  • Print manager reviews
  • Rating sliders (desktop & mobile)
  • Self-configuration in 3 hours or less
  • Set individual dates for goal setting, self-assessment, and
  • Team goal setting
  • Universal profile ( bio, manage tags, upload avatar)
  • Universal profile ( bio, manage tags, upload avatar)

Benefits

PiiQ by Cornerstone
-Coach, develop & retain top talent
-Automate performance reviews
-Conduct reviews anytime, anywhere on your device of choice

Fast Deployment:
-Self-configure & deploy in under 3 hours
-Intuitive Design
-Align your brand & business processes

Easily Schedule Reviews:
-Schedule goal setting, self assessments & manager review cycles
-Import employees & set up your reporting structure

Quickly Set Goals & Competencies:
-Set goals and competencies for each role type
-Select pre-loaded leading industry templates or create your own
-Assign & easily adjust goal weights

Employee Self-Assessment:
-Employees perform self-assessments quickly and easily on any device
-Modern, fresh UI increases review completion rates

Manager Assessment:
-Manager dashboard to keep you organized
-View your entire team’s performance against goals and competencies

Create Development Plans:
-Tailored Development Plans to help employees realize their potential
-Performance summary with suggested development tasks

Learning
-Manager assign and set priority and deadlines for courses
-Customized development plans and learning content
-Searchable library and self-registration
-Reporting and insights dashboard
-Mobile learning on the go

Analytics with Built-in Coaching Tips
-Quickly identify historical trends, critical roles, and star performers
-Leverage in-product coaching tips, customized for each employee

PiiQ Success Center:
-Online community to connect with client peers, resolve technical issues, and get product help
-Access leading best practices on performance management and employee engagement

GetApp Analysis

Specifically built for growing businesses, Cornerstone Growth Edition is a human resources (HR) platform aimed at managing, training, and developing employees in the most cost-efficient but effective way possible. The cloud-based solution allows organizations to focus on business growth while developing their employees, maximizing their potential, and ensuring they meet compliance requirements through easy-to-access training and balanced performance management.

Cornerstone Growth Edition’s user-friendly, intuitive interface helps with fast, easy, and prolific software adoption, as all employees – be they top executives or entry-level staff – should be able to use the system with zero or minimal training. It has two main components: Performance and Learning. Performance allows users to create and keep track of individual and team goals to align employee contributions with organizational strategies. Learning facilitates employee training and development through applicable content and courses from a centralized dashboard. Some of

Cornerstone Growth Edition’s core features are performance reviews, analytics and reporting, learning management, goal management, and a customer success center.

Growth Edition is easy to set up and use, allowing you to quickly customize to your brand and business process.

What is PiiQ by Cornerstone?

“The workforce is the backbone of any organization” isn’t just a line adorning most HR managers’ walls but a truth that progressive companies recognize. For a business to thrive in today’s highly competitive marketplace, making sure your people have the commensurate training and skills for the jobs they do is vital. Created with the end user in mind, Cornerstone Growth Edition is highly graphical, easy to use, set up and implement.

On the Performance side, it assists with goals, competency management, and employee development plans. Its analytics and reporting feature gives business leaders the ability to visualize trends and turn performance data into handy information for better workforce management. The Learning aspect offers a flexible platform that enables employees to take training courses from a library of learning materials created by industry experts. (Content bundles may be added for a nominal fee.) Up-to-the-minute progress and completion statistics are provided.

Cornerstone Growth Edition allows managers to create, track and manage goals for individual employees and teams.

PiiQ by Cornerstone Main Features

Performance Reviews

Performance reviews and appraisals, as well as unbiased feedback from peers and colleagues, are instrumental in creating and maintaining a healthy workforce. They play a pivotal role in employees’ professional development, meeting company targets, and, ultimately, enhancing the company’s bottom line through employee productivity and retention. Aside from performance appraisals, which are generally provided by managers based on how they view their employees’ performance, Cornerstone Growth Edition supports self-assessments and 360-degree internal or external feedback is coming later this year.

Its user-friendly navigation promotes better software adoption rates, and with just a few clicks, managers see their entire team’s performance, the star performers and critical roles. This then allows them to adjust their employees’ performance to match overall company goals through continuous coaching, recognitions, peer-to-peer feedback, and custom-built competency models.

Aside from peer reviews and direct supervisor coaching, employees can rate their own performances.

Analytics and Reporting

Data, no matter how broad and diverse its origin, is useless if it cannot be distilled into bite-size, actionable insights. Cornerstone Growth Edition’s visual analytics and integrated reporting feature helps identify employee performance trends so that managers can easily pinpoint employee strengths and areas for improvement.

Optimized talent management data that’s easy to access and interpret is delivered via a powerful reporting dashboard, eliminating the need to rummage through countless spreadsheets or clunky ERP solutions to identify the next VP or COO. Similarly, skills gaps are spotted in a timely manner, enabling managers to roll out strategic decisions to ensure such inadequacies don’t escalate into full-blown workforce challenges. Aside from the “9-Box Talent Matrix, which provides a visual display of each employee’s goals and competency ratings within the company, the software also provides exportable Excel reports.

9-Box Matrix allow for an at-a-glance assessment of how a team and its individual members are doing.

Learning Management

Growth Edition’s Learning component engages, empowers and encourages learners to be accountable for their personal and professional development through self-paced courses. It allows managers and trainers to purchase bundles from Cornerstone in the following topics: Best Practices (communication, sales, management and leadership, personal development, and others), and Compliance. It also includes the curated Best of Ted Talks, included in your subscription.

Cornerstone Growth Edition provides a flexible learning platform where learners select from various courses in their library, which are all accessible on mobile, tablet, or desktop.

Goal Management

There are various reasons why goals are necessary, and one of the most noteworthy is their ability to propel you forward, whether personally or professionally. Goals are created for employees and teams to work toward, and with Cornerstone Growth Edition, goal management becomes a collaborative process. Goals can be shared, tracked, and used as benchmarks to measure contribution and overall competency.

Through continuous feedback (e.g., manager-employee coaching, peer-to-peer assessment and 360-degree feedback), staff members never lose sight of their individual, team and company goals. The talent grid allows managers to view talent trends across teams and departments, so succession planning and workforce mapping no longer need to be a chore

Growth Edition allows managers to see an overall performance score based on the manager’s competency and goal ratings for each of their employees.

Support

Barriers to successful software adoption are numerous, and a steep learning curve is one of the top reasons. Cornerstone Growth Edition sports a user-friendly interface to optimize user experience, as well as readily available webinars, tutorials, color papers and data sheets for self-service troubleshooting.

The support portal, phone, and email support can also be utilized for instances when vendor intervention is warranted, e.g., software customization. Depending on your organizational needs, various support packages are offered, including HR consultant services.

If self-help guides are inadequate to solve users' concerns, helpdesk can be reached via phone, email, and through the support portal.

Growth Edition customers also benefit for access to the Growth Edition Success Center (GESC). The Growth Edition Success Center provides administrators the information and resources they need to be successful from product launch to optimization.

PiiQ by Cornerstone Integrations

Aside from its ready-made integration with [ADP] (https://apps.adp.com/apps/119684), which allows ADP Workforce Now customers to quickly and easily load their data into Growth Edition and begin using the integrated solution within minutes.

PiiQ by Cornerstone Pricing

Cornerstone Growth Edition offers a single pricing subscription: $8/user/month, paid annually. Onsite and offsite consulting packages are also available for an additional charge. These consulting packages provide a consultant for up to 12 hours, allowing customers to utilize Cornerstone’s expertise in leveraging their new performance management solution.

PiiQ by Cornerstone Bottom Line

  • Self-configurable: Set up in 3 hours without costly implementation fees
  • Modern, intuitive interface and mobile-optimized so you can complete reviews anytime, anywhere
  • Integrated Learning to drive employee development
  • Analytics turn performance data into valuable workforce insights

PiiQ by Cornerstone FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for PiiQ by Cornerstone.

Q. What type of pricing plans does PiiQ by Cornerstone offer?

PiiQ by Cornerstone offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$8,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

$8 per user per month for Performance

Q. What are the main features of PiiQ by Cornerstone?

PiiQ by Cornerstone offers the following features:

  • 9-box profile: employee strengths & weaknesses
  • 9-box talent matrix (compare team members, position)
  • Additional content from CyberU, Cegos & Skillsoft available
  • Browse learning library & add courses to transcript
  • Browser spellcheck enabled
  • Compare managers review & comments with self-assessment
  • Content library
  • Continuous updates to goals
  • Custom public & private tags for easy reporting & filtering
  • Customizable to align with your brand and business processes
  • Customize: manage org details, theme color, logo etc.
  • Dashboard: role and task based
  • E-signatures on self-assessments and manager reviews
  • Enable & disable courses
  • Free best of Ted Talks playlist
  • In-product help and tutorial videos
  • Mobile-enabled (access on computer, tablet or mobile device)
  • My Learning transcript with progress indicators
  • Overall score
  • Performance review completion tracking report
  • Performance review tracking report
  • Performance score report
  • Performance score report
  • PiiQ Success Center for adoption resources
  • Pre-loaded HRSG Goals & Competency Library
  • Print manager reviews
  • Rating sliders (desktop & mobile)
  • Self-configuration in 3 hours or less
  • Set individual dates for goal setting, self-assessment, and
  • Team goal setting
  • Universal profile ( bio, manage tags, upload avatar)
  • Universal profile ( bio, manage tags, upload avatar)

Q. Who are the typical users of PiiQ by Cornerstone?

PiiQ by Cornerstone has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does PiiQ by Cornerstone support?

PiiQ by Cornerstone supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does PiiQ by Cornerstone offer?

PiiQ by Cornerstone has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does PiiQ by Cornerstone support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices PiiQ by Cornerstone supports

Q. What other apps does PiiQ by Cornerstone integrate with?

PiiQ by Cornerstone integrates with the following applications:

ADP Workforce Now, Broadbean, Paylocity Web Pay

Q. What level of support does PiiQ by Cornerstone offer?

PiiQ by Cornerstone offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials