How Akeneo streamlined all of its one-on-one interview processes from Boston to Düsseldorf


Managing an HR development strategy in a context of hypergrowth and international development, this is the successful feat of Estelle, HR Director of Akeneo... not without having simplified and automated some HR processes.

Akeneo develops product information management software designed to help companies control their data on e-commerce sites, mobile applications, paper catalogues and physical points of sale.

Since its first fund raising in 2013, Akeneo has continued to expand, especially internationally. After automating their administrative processes such as leaves and expense reports and distributing payslips electronically, Estelle began to focus on one-on-one interviews at the end of 2018.

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“I discovered Poplee Goals & Reviews at the end of 2018, during the preparation of Akeneo's annual review campaign. The solution is easy to use, ergonomic and the campaign progress dashboard is very convenient. I can identify at a glance who has already conducted their interview and who has not prepared it yet.”

Human Resources Manager at Akeneo

The Challenge

As of today, 3 review campaigns are organized every year. 2 of them are dedicated to a certain group of employees and the 3rd one is for all employees. In 2019, Estelle also plans to add a 4th review campaign type.

The regular arrival of new employees and the appointment of new managers does not make the task of the HR department any easier. Estelle must constantly update the organisation chart to ensure that managers are assessing the people they supervise when campaigns are launched. She also needs to make sure that processes are clear enough for teams to understand and adopt them quickly.

With 5 offices around the world and a network organization, the management of review campaigns under Excel was becoming too much to handle. Estelle was therefore looking for a tool that would allow her to launch, manage and centralize all her campaigns.

The solution

At the end of 2018, while preparing for her yearly review campaign, she discovered Poplee Goals & Reviews. Estelle, who was already familiar with Lucca's solutions, was not surprised to find that the tool lived up to her expectations and launched her first campaign shortly afterwards.

Ease of use, ergonomics, campaign progress dashboard, Estelle is particularly appreciative of the one-click form sharing, which saves her from having to duplicate numerous Excel files and sending emails. With Poplee, she can identify at a glance who has already conducted their performance review and who has not prepared it yet. This visibility allows her to better schedule her time and control the progress of the overall performance assessment process.