On your dashboard, next to your mentions and pass-ups, you will see a blue circle with two arrows circling each other. Underneath the circle, it will tell you when your next update is due. Below that is a blue ‘Complete Update’ button. If you’re ready for your check-in, click it.
When you are ready to submit an update you will be presented with two sections; Questions and Goals (or OKRs). Your update will be viewable by your manager by default, and any followers if you have them set-up. At the top is a display of who can see your update.
Then you just need to scroll down, filling in your answers as you go. If you’re worried about confidentiality, each question has a tick-box labelled ‘Mark as private.’ Ticking this will make your answer to that question visible only to your line manager.
Types of questions:
You will have a number of questions set by your company and/or manager. Questions will vary between text, rating, multiple choice and recognition type questions. For text based questions, you can select the rich text option to create a more detailed response. You can also attach relevant files by clicking the ‘Attach’ button in the bottom right corner of each section.
Rating questions will ask you to rate something (e.g. how satisfied you are with your job) on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being not at all, and 10 being absolutely. These questions also include a text box for additional comments.
Open questions may be things such as ‘what challenges have you faced this week,’ or ‘do you require any support, training or equipment?’ Answer these questions as you see fit using the text box provided.
Multiple answer questions will have you choose from a range of predetermined answers. Just tick the box of the answer you want to choose. These questions might be a regular part of your check-in, or they may be used to poll employee opinion on particular issues affecting the company.
When you have a recognition-based question you can use @ followed by someone’s name (for example, @John Smith) to recognise them. When you type @, it will create a dropdown menu of everyone in your company. Either type out the name you want, or select it directly from that list. When you mention someone this way, they will receive a notification of the comment, and it will be added to the number of mentions recorded on their dashboard.
Smart goals and OKRs:
Currently active goals and OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) will be displayed - here you can provide updates and an optional comment. Last week’s progress will be pre-filled. If your goal has been met or it has passed its due date, you will also have the option to archive the goal/OKR. OKRs are divided into organisational levels. First are the organisation or department OKRs that apply to everyone. Then there are ‘peer level’ OKRs for specific teams. Finally, there are your personal OKRs.
Saving your draft:
At the bottom of your update page are two buttons: Save draft, and submit. The save draft button on the left allows you to save the draft of your update without submitting it for review. This can be useful if you need to get more information for your update, or if something urgent comes up while you’re filling it out.
Weekly10 doesn’t just allow you to get timely feedback from your boss, but also lets you provide them with feedback of your own. This helps employees to address issues and optimise their work life by giving them a way to discuss things with their manager without having to set up face to face 1-1 appointments.
Completing your regular check-in is your opportunity to raise issues with your manager, as some of the questions can deal with areas like wellbeing and satisfaction. Your manager will then be able to respond to any points you make when they review your update. Once it has been reviewed, you'll receive an alert via your preferred means.