16 employee feedback tools to boost engagement

Employees who receive regular feedback are three times more likely to feel engaged than employees who receive feedback once a year or less.

This makes choosing the right employee feedback software a high-stakes decision: the correct tool will help managers understand their reports, take action on results, and sustainably boost engagement.*

*The information below is based on our research from July to September 2022. All user feedback referenced in the text has been sourced from independent software review platforms such as G2 and Capterra in December 2022.

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Pricing starts at US$8/month per user. Free trial available



Ally.io (now Microsoft Viva Goals)
Ally.io (Feedback tools)

Pricing not readily available



Appraisd (feedback)

Pricing starts at US$6,504, billed yearly for 100 users.



Clear Review
Clear Review (feedback)

Starter plan is around US$3,345.18 for a maximum of 50 users



Engagedly (feedback)

Pricing starts at US$5/month per user



Flashbrand (feedback)

Pricing isn’t readily available



Glint (feedback)

Pricing isn’t readily available



Mirro (feedback)

Pricing starts at US$5/month per user



Motivosity (feedback)

Full suite pricing starts at US$8.80/month per user



Performyard (feedback)

Pricing starts at US$5-10/month per user, billed annually



Sage HR
sage HR (feedback)

Package including feedback functionalities starts at US$8,50/month per user



Small Improvements
Small Improvements (feedback)

Pricing starts at US$5/month per user.



Tap My Back
Tap my Back (feedback)

Pricing starts at US$2,50/month per user



Trakstar (feedback)

Pricing not readily available



Workmates by HRCloud
Workmates (feedback)

Pricing isn’t readily available



Worktango (feedback)

Pricing not readily available



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The benefits of using an employee feedback tool

Employee feedback tools can assist you in building a culture of continuous feedback by making it easy to deliver public praise and private critique — while enabling you to continue conversations surrounding employee growth.

Advantages of using an employee feedback tool include:

More employee retention

Healthy feedback increases morale and retention by showing your people that your company is invested in their growth

Higher employee engagement

Putting employee recognition at the forefront of your company culture creates greater levels of trust and improves engagement

Better employee performance

Ensuring your people are heard and supported creates a sense of community and boosts performance


Software should help you easily visualize and interpret data from performance reviews. This way, you can make data-driven decisions.

Praise features

360° feedback should be part of a broader culture that normalizes feedback and praise, encouraging teams to be open with each other.


If you work for a large organization or plan to grow your business, you need software that can handle performance management at scale.

Make feedback something your team likes to receive

Build a culture of continuous feedback that drives employee engagement, retention, and morale with Leapsome.

1. Leapsome

Leapsome is an award-winning, all-in-one people enablement platform that closes the loop between employee feedback, recognition, engagement, learning, compensation, promotion, and performance management.

The tool’s module-based design allows it to evolve with you as your business grows. The various features enable people ops leaders to align employee needs with the company’s, creating a continuous cycle of growth and development.

Top features

Leapsome’s wide array of features works to keep employees engaged, encourage continuous conversation and development, ensure job satisfaction, improve productivity and performance, and create a healthy work environment.

You can share redirecting feedback (or constructive feedback) directly with an employee and evaluate them based on predefined competencies and company values or provide open-ended feedback.

Employees and managers can then integrate recently received feedback into 1:1 meeting agendas to help follow up and keep the conversation going. And as an administrator, you can access powerful feedback analytics that you can segment by department, manager, location, and tenure to gather more insights.

And if you’re ever struggling with giving employee feedback and are looking for employee feedback examples, Leapsome has many educational resources — like a Knowledge Hub, a blog, and a podcast with useful tips and information for many different parts of your organization.

Finally, you can run employee engagement surveys, pulse surveys, eNPS surveys, and exit surveys to collect a wider range of feedback and gauge your people’s motivations, frustrations, and engagement levels.

  • All-in-one modular approach
  • Supports employees throughout the entire employee lifecycle
  • Intuitive to use and easy to integrate into daily routines
  • Award-winning customer success team for coaching and support
  • Leapsome’s software is continuously growing and adding new features
  • Using Leapsome to its full potential might require some initial training
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“Apart from being the only tool that offers the level of customizability we needed for our behavior-based competency model, Leapsome provides a great user experience. [...]

A smooth and uncomplicated user experience is crucial in ensuring widespread acceptance and implementation, and Leapsome was the best tool on the market for us.”

Tara Todorovic

People Development Manager at SIDES
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2. Ally.io (owned by Microsoft)

Screenshot of the Ally.io UI.

Ally.io was acquired by Microsoft for Microsoft Viva Goals in 2021. It’s an OKR and employee feedback tool that strives to keep teams aligned and provides visibility into company objectives. Users can track, define, and share their priorities, and managers can set up timely reminders on Slack and Microsoft Teams so employees can check in and stay on top of their goals.

Notable features

  • Goal creation, including individual and team OKRs
  • Automated and scheduled check-ins

This tool is interesting for companies looking to increase accountability and transparency surrounding team and individual OKRs. Employees can leverage Ally’s social features — such as likes, mentions, and comments — to give and collect feedback and build ongoing conversations around OKRs.

  • Straightforward UI
  • Easily allows managers to provide feedback on goal progress
  • Ally.io doesn't offer all the people enablement features a company needs to meaningfully engage employees and retain employees

3. Appraisd

Screenshot of the Appraisd UI.

Appraisd is a performance management platform that strives to help mid-sized to large organizations build high-performing cultures and retain key talent. The tool is designed to reduce the administrative tasks of HR managers by automating tasks like regular review scheduling.

Notable features

  • Performance reviews
  • Automated scheduling
  • Coaching conversations
  • 360 feedback
  • Objectives and goal setting functions

Appraisd lets employees and managers schedule meetings from informal performance check-ins to discussions about longer-term goals. Employees can also request instant feedback from their peers, managers, and direct reports.

However, other than offering these core feedback options, Appraisd mostly focuses on increasing retention rates through talent development and clear goal setting.

  • Easy-to-use
  • Dedicated to improving their platform
  • Personalizable and easy to set up
  • Pricing tiers aren’t well-suited for smaller businesses
  • Companies under 70 employees need to pay fixed price of US$4,550 annually

4. Clear Review

Screenshot of the Clear Review UI.

Clear Review simplifies engagement, employee well-being, and performance management by encouraging team members and managers to address issues during check-in conversations and 1:1s.

Notable features

  • Custom employee surveys
  • Suggestion box feature

Designed for mid-sized to large businesses, Clear Review facilitates internal communication by enabling people ops professionals to gather targeted employee feedback and keep a finger on the pulse of their company.

The platform also helps employees make managers aware of their satisfaction and well-being levels with customizable nudges and reminders.

  • Straightforward to use
  • Reportedly services provided aren’t heavy on the “HR-jargon”
  • reporting can be a bit clunky
  • Platform is currently missing 360 reviews

5. Engagedly

Screenshot of the Engagedly Ui

Engagedly is primarily a performance management and employee engagement tool that serves industries from healthcare to financial services. The suite is divided into three pillars (Engage, Enable, and Execute), each designed to help companies align their people and organizational strategies.

Notable features

  • Performance reviews
  • OKRs and goal alignment
  • Real-time feedback
  • 360 feedback
  • Mentoring platform
  • Employee surveys

Engagedly uses behavioral and competency-based algorithms to match employees with mentors in your organization to improve retention and facilitate people development.

  • Straightforward interface
  • Easy-to-use
  • Reportedly good support team
  • Reportedly buggy user interface
  • Unintuitive review and peer feedback review system

6. Flashbrand

Flashbrand is a performance management platform that strives to improve employee engagement and well-being with real-time, actionable feedback. The platform has an aesthetically pleasing UI that mainly targets the millennial workforce.

Notable features

  • 360 feedback
  • E-learning
  • OKR and objective setting
  • 1:1 and check-in features
  • AI digital coach
  • Employee pulse surveys

Flashbrand claims to revolutionize the feedback process in organizations by focusing its efforts on fostering a Growth Mindset culture. In doing this, they urge employees, managers, and HR professionals to treat feedback as the backbone of personal and professional development.

  • Clean, straightforward UI
  • Not many user reviews as the platform is relatively new

7. Glint

Screenshot of the Glint Ui.

Primarily geared towards collecting feedback, Glint allows managers and leaders to send out customized surveys on topics like organizational diversity, team effectiveness, employee engagement, and performance.

Notable features

  • Pulse surveys
  • Goal and challenge creation
  • Post-survey learning paths and resources

Survey and feedback results can be visualized and reported on in real-time with an easy-to-understand dashboard and reporting tools.

  • Easy-to-use and straightforward UI
  • Flexible survey format
  • Not ideal for smaller teams, as their surveys are difficult to keep 100% anonymous

8. Mirro

Screenshot of the Mirro UI.

Mirro is a performance management software that aims to foster employee well-being and improve talent retention with continuous feedback and employee recognition features.

Notable features

  • Kudos
  • OKRs
  • Continuous feedback

Another interesting Mirro feature is the ability to request feedback from a partner, client, or other external sources.

  • Kudos function helps build a positive and celebratory company culture.
  • Reportedly UX needs improvement because the platform can be difficult to navigate
  • Doesn’t offer all the employee engagement and enablement features a company could leverage

9. Motivosity

Screenshot of the Motivosity UI.

Motivosity is an employee engagement software broken down into four main modules: Connect, Recognize, Lead, and Listen.

The Listen module lets managers gather insights on employee sentiment and increase satisfaction rates with pulse and eNPS surveys and 360 feedback.

Notable features

  • Social feed
  • Peer-to-peer appreciation
  • Continuous feedback
  • Custom surveys
  • Feedback coaching for managers and leaders

Managers and team members can provide instant feedback based on performance and company values.

  • Modular pricing
  • Mainly focuses on recognition and rewards, some users might find some employee feedback features lacking compared to other tools.

10. PerformYard

Screenshot of the PerformYard UI.

PerformYard is a performance management software that helps HR professionals engage employees and create a culture of continuous feedback. The interface is simple and aims to streamline the feedback process for employees.

Notable features

  • Goal management
  • 1:1 meetings
  • 360 reviews
  • Anonymous feedback
  • Team feedback

Managers and company leadership can use PerformYard to access a full track record of previous employee performance and feedback. They can also filter the feedback by contributor, date, and type.

  • Immediate feedback feature
  • Ability to produce and save private performance notes and documents
  • Some users report that PerformYard’s UX isn’t very user-friendly

11. Sage HR

Screenshot of the Sage HR UI.

Made for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Sage HR is an affordable human resource management solution.

This modular software provides tools such as leave management, timesheets, reporting, and onboarding.

Notable features

  • 360 feedback
  • Instant feedback
  • Pulse survey
  • Goals and OKRs
  • 1:1 meetings
  • Anonymous surveys
  • Flexible pricing
  • Modular pricing plans allow businesses to only pay for the services they use
  • Certain features aren’t customizable
  • Initial setup can be time-consuming and difficult

12. Small Improvements

Screenshot of the Small Improvements UI.

Small Improvements is a performance management tool that lets companies adjust the platform’s functions and services to match their organization’s needs.

Notable features

  • 1:1 meetings
  • Feedback requests
  • 360 feedback
  • Pulse surveys
  • Retention analytics
  • Public praise

With Small Improvements, employees and managers can access a complete overview of their performance and turn the feedback experience into an open conversation.

  • Customizability
  • Reportedly, setup training and documentation should be expanded to provide an easier experience
  • Some users find the tool lacks complex functionalities

13. Tap My Back

Screenshot of the Tap My Back Ui.

Tap My Back is an employee engagement software that aims to enable HR managers and team leaders to build more engaged teams. Users can request feedback, track progress, and motivate team members with the tool’s rewards and recognition functions.

Notable features

  • Feedback analytics
  • Pulse surveys
  • Private employee feedback
  • Public praise and “Taps”
  • News feed with mood tracking feature

Your people can “give a Tap” to show public appreciation in alignment with organizational values. They can also share insights and give a rating on a skill privately. For example, they can rate a peer for their communication skills and add a written comment to elaborate on their feedback.

Admins can see all private feedback activity on the Feedback Analytics dashboard to better understand how feedback is flowing within their organization.

  • Fun feedback process with its instant “Taps.”
  • The news feed and mood tracking functions increase visibility within the organization
  • The UI is reportedly not very simple or user-friendly
  • Platform lacks features like onboarding surveys or integrated 1:1 meetings that help establish a strong feedback culture in a company

14. Trakstar

Screenshot of the Trakstar UI.

Trakstar is an employee performance management software that offers four products: Perform, Learn, Hire, and Insights.

Built for mid-sized companies, this solution empowers HR leaders to make better business decisions with intuitive talent development solutions.

Notable features

  • Goal and objective tracking
  • 360 reviews
  • Continuous feedback
  • Real-time status reports
  • Engagement surveys
  • Intuitive and simple UI
  • Ability to access previous reviews and feedback
  • Initial setup process is a little complicated
  • Some users feel the reporting functions still have a long way to go

15. Workmates by HRCloud

Screenshot of the Workmate UI.

Workmates is a communication, employee engagement, and rewards and recognition platform that provides integrations and tools like polls, pulse surveys, and a personalized news feed.

Notable features

  • Kudos and public praise
  • Polls
  • Pulse surveys
  • Custom surveys
  • 360 feedback
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Slack integration
  • Users find platform is slow to load

16. WorkTango

Screenshot of the Worktango UI.

WorkTango (formerly Kazoo) is an employee experience platform that combines surveys, employee feedback, goals and OKR management, and incentives to help organizations encourage employee growth and connection.

Notable features

  • Peer-to-peer feedback
  • 360 reviews
  • Custom employee surveys

This tool encourages a growth mindset by helping make feedback actionable. Users can use standard templates like “Start, Stop, Continue” or “Strengths and Opportunities.”

  • Intuitive UI
  • Provides employees with frequent coaching support and mentorship
  • Main focus is on employee recognition and incentive programs, which tend to sideline its feedback capabilities

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B2B agency (10-100 emp.)

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Research Services (500-1000 emp.)


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