2017 Performance Management Innovation Conference

Feedforward, Not Feedback

May 16-17, 2017 | Chicago, IL

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BetterWorks provides continuous performance management for organizations like AOL, BMW, Kroger, GoPro, Sony Music and Schneider Electric. It helps leaders easily improve employee performance through seamless goal setting and ongoing feedback. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with an office in New York City, and is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Emergence Capital and 8VC. The experienced team comes from innovative companies like Amazon, Box, Google, LinkedIn, Palantir, Salesforce and Yammer. Learn more at https://www.betterworks.com/.

Fierce is a global leadership development and training company that transforms the way companies communicate and connect with their employees and their customers. We partner with our clients to build conversational skills that result in high levels of candor, engagement, innovation, cross-boundary collaboration, and accountability at all levels within the organization.


Kazoo is the only all-in-one people management solution in the market that takes engagement and performance and delivers them in one powerful platform. Through its Recognition & Rewards, Performance Management, and Surveys offerings, Kazoo is an award-winning, employee-first solution that increases productivity, retention, and revenue, and enables companies to build a purpose-driven culture of high engagement and high performance. With over 500 global customers, the Kazoo platform puts actionable analytics in the hands of business leaders, connecting them to what really matters. Kazoo is when work is working. Learn more at KazooHR.com.


Quantum Workplace is an employee feedback software company that helps organizations retain top talent, motivate performance, understand turnover, and build magnetic cultures. Serving 8,700+ organizations annually, the company’s all-in-one platform powers the entire employee experience with employee surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, goal management, 360 feedback, and performance conversations. As the survey partner for America’s Best Places to Work, Quantum Workplace has honored top workplaces for more than a decade. Above all, Quantum Workplace is passionate about making work better every day. For more information, visit www.quantumworkplace.com.


organizations use Reflektive’s people management platform to drive employee performance and development with Real-Time Feedback, Recognition, Check-Ins, Goal Management, Performance Reviews, 1-on-1 Profiles, and Analytics. Reflektive’s more than 500 customers include Blue Origin, Comcast, Instacart, Dollar Shave Club, Healthgrades, Wavemaker Global, and Protective Life. Backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and TPG Growth, Reflektive has raised more than $100 million to date, and was ranked the 13th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™. 

SAP SuccessFactors provides the leading cloud-based human capital management (HCM) suite, which helps HR drive business execution with solutions that are complete, beautiful and flexible enough to start anywhere – optimizing your workforce today and preparing them for tomorrow. SAP SuccessFactors solutions are supported by a global partner ecosystem and the experience and commitment of SAP. With over 45 million subscription seats globally, we strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, with more than 6,000 customers, we serve organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries in more than 177 countries using our application suite in 42 languages.

Zugata is Performance Management Software for high-performance cultures. It is the only system designed to improve both employee and organizational performance. Our robust platform accelerates employee performance by using sophisticated algorithms to gather continuous feedback, enabling meaningful check-in conversations, and delivering personalized resources to help employees advance their skills. With Zugata Insights, companies can create the ideal environment for employee success, and surface AI-powered insights about an organization’s health to drive organizational performance.


Fuel50’s career pathing software is leading the way in the performance conversation revolution.  Performance management is last decade: enter the world of performance enablement. Fuel50’s Leader Coaching portal won BrandonHall Excellence in Online Coaching award in January and their career growth portal allows employees to own their own growth and performance, while delivering leaders unique coaching tools to deliver quality conversations that deliver performance improvements, engagement uplifts and retention gains. Join us for our CareerConversationLab and Cocktail session night to learn more or pick up a copy of The Career Engagement Game at our booth.

The Marcus Buckingham Company helps organizations activate their talent to breakthrough performance boundaries. Its award-winning StandOut solution weaves engaging cloud-based applications with coaching and education to give team leaders the tools, insights, and data they need to turn talent into outstanding performance. Based on decades of research from Marcus Buckingham, worlds leader expert on talent, engagement, and performance, StandOut is used by leading organizations around the world to create highest-performing teams. Visit www.TMBC.com to learn more about StandOut.


Pay Compliment is a complete feedback platform for performance review, in the moment feedback and customer feedback.

We make it simple for managers, peers and other stakeholders such as customers to provide meaningful 2-way feedback for any individual, team, product or service that you choose.

Pay Compliment uses neuroscience to foster social connection within and beyond your organisation, bridging relationship gaps created through self-service, remote work and the gig economy.

When everything in life is instant we help organisations move away from traditional annual reviews and periodic customer surveys to embrace the opportunities of real-time feedback and continuous engagement.


At amplifire, we envision a smarter, safer and more prosperous world in which people perform at their highest potential. It starts by finding and fixing the confidently held misinformation that exists in all people, across all industries. amplifire’s knowledge engineering solutions — processes that maximize human performance while reducing the confidently held misinformation that leads to risk, loss, and harm. Designed by the world’s leading experts in brain science and cognition, amplifire’s e-learning platforms with patented algorithms and data analytics save our customers time, money, and lives.

Say goodbye to restocking the fridge, placing beverage orders, and emptying overflowing recycling bins. Bevi is an all-in-one hydration solution, providing customizable still, sparkling, and flavored waters that never run out. This smart water cooler is internet-connected and notifies technicians whenever your machine needs servicing, so you don’t have to lift a finger. Bevi is also the perfect employee perk. Not only is it healthy and eco-friendly, Bevi also gives users the ability to have their beverage exactly the way they want it—still or sparkling, flavored or pure. Hear what others are saying about Bevi now. Or check out our website to learn more!

Easy to use and research driven talent management platform for progressive Performance Management, 360 peer reviews, Real time feedback, social praise, Goal management and cascading. Developmental and feedback based approach also includes modules for social learning, LMS, survey, and rewards. Based on best practices, our Engagedly's Total System Of Engagement approach to performance management is proven to improve employee engagement and build high performance teams.

Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world.

Global Performance Group works with leaders, sales, and procurement professionals, who need to have more provocative, engaging dialogues with each other, customers, suppliers and partners.

We transform organizations, enabling their people to make better business decisions faster for direct and measurable bottom line results.

Unlike other companies in our space, this transformational approach includes three components:

  • Use of real client content, situations, examples, and roles play;
  • Direct and honest feedback and coaching;
  • Extensive practice to not only learn new skills, but more importantly apply them effectively back on the job. 

As a result, people have the courage and skills to engage in productive internal and external dialogues resulting in higher levels of innovation, engagement and growth.

iCoachFirst is reinventing performance management through our cutting-edge solution, iCoach®. Used by Fortune 500 and small to mid-size companies alike, iCoach® is a comprehensive agile performance management platform that drives ongoing coaching, feedback, development and engagement at all organizational levels. iCoach® is the most flexible platform on the market and can be accessed online, via native mobile app, and through our new email plug-in. Visit our table at the HCI Exhibitor Area for a complimentary demo. You can also visit our website at www.icoachfirst.com.

Small Improvements has been redefining Performance Management since 2011. Together with clients such as Disqus and OpenTable, we’ve done away with the clunky traditional review system. Our unique solution is a mix of 360s, 1:1s, lean reviews and real-time feedback. The result is a steep increase in engagement and completion rates for our 700+ customers.

The heart of coaching is communication — what to say and how to say it. That’s our specialty.

Here's what you gain from our services  Performance reviews, frequent check-ins and written follow-ups motivate people to do their best. They’re future-focused.

In POWERformance, a 90-minute training session, managers learn a new coaching language. Simple word prompts make it easy to focus on behavior more than activities. They master the skill of highlighting outcomes desired more than problems experienced.

For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping people communicate with results in mind. Good communication drives coaching, and good coaching drives results.