Progression updates
Progression updates
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Easily toggle your teams from draft β†’ live β†’ 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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skills sidebar

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 πŸ₯³

 

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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 πŸ₯³.

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 πŸ₯³

 

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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 πŸ₯³.
  • 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.

Introducing wins

 

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If you're anything like us, you'll know the feeling of not quite being able to remember what you've achieved in the last 6 months. Conversations about development suffer and recency bias creeps in.

You end up with a blank sheet of paper, scrabbling around only talking about your most recent examples of demonstrating skills you know you have.

We built Wins to solve this.

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A Win in Progression is an achievement at work. It doesn't have to be big - in fact the small ones are more important because you're more likely to forget them. It can come from you or be added by others and gets added to your private wins page ready for the next time you need it.

A quick overview:

  • You can add a win from your homepage or from the button in the top navigation.
  • You can make your personal wins private so only you can access them. Your manager will be able to see the meta data (that you've added wins against skills) but the content is just for you.
  • Anyone else in your organisation with a Progression account can also add wins for you β€” you'll get an email letting you know. (New ways to add wins coming soon…)
  • Tagging skills from your role in your win means that win will then appear during your next check-in and on your homepage under the relevant skill.
  • You can also download your wins whenever you feel like it. After all, they're yours!
  • For managers Wins offers a great way to recognise your teams achievements in a place they can access easily whenever you see good things happen.

After trying the feature ourselves we've become somewhat addicted. Reflecting on our wins has helped us learn a lot about ourselves and knowing that whenever you add a win for someone they get a nice surprise email. Great for everyday happiness, as well as recording achievements for a check-in or 1:1.

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This is our first iteration so if you've got any feedback to share on the feature let us know!

Skip skills within a check-in

 

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We've added some new functionality to our existing check-ins allowing you to optionally "skip" skills as part of the check-in process. We know that some of you want to check-in more often and with focus in mind.

Previously, you had to check-in against every skill, scoring yourself and providing examples of each skill every time. There was no real way to complete a focused check-in and spark conversations about specific skills.

Now you're able to skip as many skills as you like as the author of a check-in, scoring yourself and commenting on those you want to focus on. You can only skip skills once you've completed a full check-in as we'll use your previous score for skipped skills.

We'll make it clear to the assessor in their part of the process which skills you've skipped and they can choose to either skip or add notes against skills you've skipped. You'll then have the opportunity in the joint review to move past skipped skills or dive in to notes if your discussion goes in that direction.

With skipped skills you'll still be able to see your shape and progress within a check-in summary, we'll simply assume that things have stayed the same since you last checked-in and make it as clear as possible for you to keep record of.

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