If we’ve learned anything about managing a team over the last few months, it’s that communication and building a strong feedback culture is key. If you’re looking to keep up the remote team life or manage a distributed team for the long haul, you need an engagement and performance tool to help you overcome challenges and motivate your team. Does this sound like a gamechanger for your business? Then you better stick around for today’s product showcase.


Today we are talking about Peoplebox, an employee engagement and performance management tool for remote teams. With Peoplebox, you can enable HR and team managers to build better results and retention through powerful feedback surveys, objectives and key results, and 1-on-1s. Alright, let’s get into it. When you login, you’ll see at-a-glance how engaged your employees are, where your team is at on their OKRs, and any upcoming one-on-ones and action items.

Robust employee engagement and performance management

We’re going to take a deeper dive into each of these. First up is employee engagement, which Peoplebox measures through custom surveys that go out to your team. Let’s create and schedule a survey. Employees can rate their motivation and satisfaction on a scale of 1-5. Hit add a new question, and you’ll see Peoplebox’s collection of pre-filled questions that are filterable by driver. For instance, ask questions about vision and leadership, company policies, and so much more.

Plus, open-text questions help company leaders receive qualitative information. Once you send out your survey, here is what your team members will receive. The correspondence takes place through a chatbot, Nova, which will guide the employee through the survey and collect their responses. Plus, reminders will automatically go out to your employees to increase participation! Alright, here’s what you’ll see as a team leader. First, the analytics page gives you a straightforward breakdown of employee satisfaction and manager approval. When you view an employee response, all of their answers are kept anonymous; however, you can still respond to their feedback! Pretty sweet, right? Ok, check it out: when you have a follow-up response to an open-text question, you can shoot off a quick answer in a click or type out your response. Even with anonymity, you can have a conversation and resolve any issues with your team! This gives the team a safe platform to communicate with you and motivate them to provide honest, quality feedback. Alright, next up, I’m going to dive into OKRs. First up, you’ll see a breakdown of everybody’s progress toward their individual goals.

Each key result is connected to an objective; you can see the employee, time period, and progress made toward each result at-a-glance. Let’s make a new objective: Here’s where you will determine the quarter and time period, create key results, and assign them to your team. Once these are created, your team can update the progress simply by clicking into the key result and updating the percentage. This is automatically recorded and sent off to the manager. Last but certainly not least is Peoplebox’s powerful 1-on-1s tab which is guaranteed to make sure none of your meetings could’ve been an email.

On the 1-on-1 screen, you can see your upcoming meetings and action items from your previous meetings, so you can easily stay on top of your to-do list. Now, let’s go inside a 1-on-1. Before each meeting, your team member will receive insights on their productivity since the last meeting and add talking points. While they do so, the manager can also see that this is being typed in real-time. As a manager, you can also add talking points and Peoplebox will suggest some to add.

Plus, get reminders of your past action items so you can keep the meeting on the right track. You can even scroll down to see notes from the previous one-on-one if you need more context! Any of the talking points can be designated as an action item simply by clicking this button up here. The action item can be assigned to yourself or the team member, and you can even set a reminder! Finally, just like the team member can rate their productivity, managers can rate employee performance, which is kept private only to the manager. Both of these ratings are saved in a trend graph so you can see how productivity and performance have changed over time. So what are you waiting for!? You can dig deep into understanding employee issues and build great relationships with your team today with Peoplebox.