Progression updates
Progression updates
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Spring cleaning: Improvements to admin tools

 

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We’ve been busy making a few improvements under - and over - the hood to make Progression more performant, secure and easy to use, as well as adding a couple of much-requested new features for team admins. Here’s what’s new.

Custom Position Labels

Custom Position Labels: You can now override or remove Position Labels - the short identifiers that we display above each position’s name in each framework. We’ll continue to auto-generate these from the discipline name, but if your organisation uses bespoke names for these elsewhere you can now replace them to match, or opt to remove them from view entirely. Find the override on the ‘Edit Position’ screen, and the toggle-off in your Team Settings.

Custom URL Slug

Custom URL Slug: You can override our automated URL for your team’s framework page and set your own shorter, prettier ‘slugs’, if you like. Find this on the Team Settings page.

Link to open job roles

Link to open job roles: If you’ve indicated that a position has roles open for hiring, you can now add a link to the public job listing from the position page.

More intuitive team management

More intuitive team management: You told us it was sometimes confusing to know how to invite a new team member, so we’ve made UX improvements to adding an existing team member to a position and sending out new team member invitations to hopefully make it much clearer what’s happening.

Smoother framework setup

Smoother framework setup: We’ve made some UX improvements to creating a framework from the templates in our library, such as remembering the selected search and filters if you open and close a template, and saving text you’ve already entered if you go back a step.

New org homepage: readme, open roles and a fresh look

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We couldn't be more proud to unveil our new org homepage design which shipped a couple of days ago. Not only does it look fresher and more impactful we've added a bunch of highly requested features.

The Readme The Readme lets you tell your team, and the world, the most important things about your organisation: this could be about your culture, your future plans or anything you like.

People The people page provides a place where members of your organisation can quickly see who's in which team and what they do.

The people page is not visible on the public version.

Open Roles We've long had the option to include hiring links on positions. We've taken this a step further by aggregating all open positions in one place. Great for both internal mobility and generating new pipeline.

Consistent public views Nothing says "we get career progression" like sharing your progression framework to the world. The newly revamped public org page boosts your employer brand and clearly messages to candidates that you take career progression seriously.

Easily toggle your teams from draft → live → public

 

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The dropdown within a team

Previously it was quite unclear what the visibility of each team was in the Progression app. As part of helping you get visibility on who can see which parts of the product as well as make changes easily, we've rolled out some updates to team pages and our organisation homepage.

You can now set a team to three statuses:

  1. Draft - only visible to org admins and team editors
  2. Live - visible to anyone with a login
  3. Public - visible to anyone in the world on your public link

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You can switch between these statuses easily at any time, and at a glance see which teams are public and draft from your organisation home.

View change history on positions and skills

 

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As part of improving collaboration when building your framework, you can now view change history on positions and skills. No more wondering whether you're looking at the latest and greatest version. We're rolling out change history to more parts of the app - watch this space for more!

Browse hundreds of free skills and templates from within your team

 

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You now have access to entire library of content from your sidebar within a team. No more leaving the team to browse the library - add what you need without breaking your flow!

You can even drag and drop skills into categories right from the skills page or click to preview them.

We have many more improvements coming to our framework-building experience - please let us know what you need through our chat bubble or using the feedback link in your account (your face!) menu.

Improved commenting in app to support you building and iterating on your career framework as a team 🥳

 

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You can have better discussions on positions and now skills within Progression!

After a lot of interest in our first iteration of comments on positions we’ve released some improvements making it easier to discuss different elements of your framework in app.

You can now:

  • Comment on skills
  • Edit your own comments
  • Reply to comments and create threads
  • Resolve comments and threads
  • View resolved comments and threads

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Commenting is available to Team Editors and Org Admins only.

Make your Progression framework live to the world 🤩

 

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A public framework is a great way to show how you support personal growth as an organisation and as a team. We've seen the start of a thriving community around public frameworks (check out Progression.FYI if you've not seen it!) so we're now supporting that in app 🤝

If you're thinking of using your Progression framework to help you hire fantastic talent and communicate your companies commitment to personal growth then why not make your framework public too?!

We've had this functionality within Progression for a little while but due to popular demand we've moved this out of Beta.

Public frameworks allow you to:

  • Share your framework publicly via a simple URL
  • Provide context and useful links to additional information about your framework
  • Provide public access to specific teams, allowing others to see the skills required to be successful in each different position within a team
  • Allow you to connect "hiring links" to direct candidates to specific job ads

Take a look at the Progression team's framework for inspiration

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There are 4 simple steps to a public framework within Progression:

  1. An org admin will need to enable public views for your entire org
  2. Write a blurb and introduce your framework
  3. Include links to socials or your hiring page
  4. Make each individual team Public on a team by team basis

Collaborate on Positions in app 🤝

 

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We've launched commenting and collaborating on Positions in app 🥳.

We've been thinking a lot about how we can help teams build and iterate on their career frameworks. We know it's important for you to get feedback and work together to create accurate, useful frameworks. We also know that was a little bit lacking within our app. So we're changing that and we're laying the foundations for you to comment on and discuss "Positions" within Progression to kick off that collaborative effort.

Team Editors and Org Admins can comment and view comments on Positions and will receive an email notification when a comment is made so you know when to join in the conversation.

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Right now commenting only exists for "Positions" and the functionality is limited but we'd love to hear more about how you're collaborating on your framework so let us know your feedback.

Initiating check-ins with your reports is here 🥳

 

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If you're a team lead running check-ins with your team, our latest release should help you kick off the process seamlessly, allowing you to start check-ins with your team against their current position.

Simply head to your direct reports profile and hit "Start a new check-in"

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We'll initiate a check-in against your team members current position and email the team member asking them to get the ball rolling on their part of the check-in.

These check-ins will continue to follow the usual 3 step format:

  1. Team member self review
  2. Assessor review
  3. Joint review

A bunch of small improvements

 

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Some of the best things come in small packages - we're excited to tell you about a bunch of improvements we've shipped in the last couple of weeks to make life in Progression a little easier.

Framework page

  • Removing a skill or a requirement from your framework the page used to refresh the whole page which was lets face it incredibly annoying - that's now fixed. From now on remove skills without losing your place on the framework page 🥳.
  • Edit a skill and all it's levels directly from the framework page now.
  • We promised your "Disciplines" wouldn't scroll out of a view - but a caching bug got in the way. That's fixed - so the context of role titles will remain as you scroll to the bottom of your framework.

Account settings

  • Time Zones - We want to make sure we're dropping in your inbox at the right time of day. We've automatically set your Time Zone but you can update it in account settings.
  • Notification preferences - As we look to make our content more personalised we want to make sure you're in full control, you can now opt in and out of our content in your notification settings.

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Other improvements

  • A link to tell us what's missing from our skill and framework libraries.
  • Fixed a long standing bug making the rich text editor difficult to use in a check-in summary section.
  • We've brought consistency to the order of skills within a role. Choose the order on the framework page and that'll change within a position.
  • You can now use hyperlinks, bold and italics within your Wins.