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Welcome to our public page where we'll update in real time new features we ship and areas we're exploring!
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🚀. Most Recent releases
Those are the recent releases that we ship every month for our community. Our engineers are proud to present those features through short videos!

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Recent Releases
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November
8
Mentors profile experience update
Mentors
New rescheduling flow when you already found a time
Mentors
Mentees
Weekly Recap for mentors
Mentors
Secondary email for mentors to receive reminders and calendar invitations
Mentors
New filters and search bar to browse the list of mentors
Mentees
New design for Circles display
Mentees
New website home page
Mentors
Mentees
Admins
Improved design for circles, webinars and authentication flow
Mentees
Mentors
December
1
Improved design and content for rescheduling notification emails
Mentors
Mentees
January
9
Mentors can limit the number of calls per week
Mentors
Calendar integration to improve the scheduling experience
Mentors
Mentees
Kudos for mentors
Change an auto-renewing session’s day and time
Mentees
Mentors
Change an auto-renewing session’s frequency
Mentees
Mentors
See me availabilities through my calendar
Mentors
Mentees
Improved control over placeholder invitations for mentors
Mentors
Progress dashboard with your talent coach
Mentees
Mentors
Customer stories
Mentees
February
1
New rating flow for mentees and mentors!
March
1
New onboarding layout
Mentees
April
4
New dashboard for our mentor app space!
Mentors
New dashboard for your app space!
Mentees
New mentor onboarding
Mentors
New mentor details page
Mentees
Mentors
August
2
We improved the rescheduling flow.
Mentees
Mentors
You can now add and update resources directly from your space.
Mentors


🔭 Explorations
Those are areas we’re exploring at the moment.
Current Explorations
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Mentees Progress next level
6 months ago, we launched a new feature that we call “Mentees Progress”. We would ask mentees the skill they would like to work on, and we would ask them regularly if they did progress on that.

It’s working really well, it helps the mentees be more focused on what they’re working on, and it helps the Executive sponsor of the project (usually VP Engineering or VP HR) to have tangible and quantitave results about how Plato brings values to Mentees.

Now we’d like to bring this to the next level, and the biggest levers for improvements are:

Recommandations:
How can we better recommend skills to our mentees?
Declaration
How can we better measure progress on skills picked by mentees? (self-declared vs. 360 ?)
How can we have mentees self-declare their progress by themselves, and how gamification can help?
Value to ES
How can we better synthesize the progress to show value to executive sponsors? (VP engineering mostly)
Show progress to Mentee
How can we better synthesize the progress to show value to mentee?
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Bringing career ladder into Plato
At the question why Plato exists, we answer that Plato exists to help Engineers be more engaged at work, progress in their skills and grow in their career. Most companies have a personal version of their career ladder, they have their own definition of levels and skills to master to get to the next level. We’d like to adapt to your vision of what’s a good Engineering Manager. And we’d like to to integrate those levels into our product, and help Mentees visualize what skills they need to work on, and how are they progressing.
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Mentors Incentives
Without Mentors, Plato doesn’t exist. Although in the beginning of Plato, mentors would join only because of the mission, (the early adopters), as you grow, this is not enough anymore. So we need to continue working and improve the product and programs to give them more incentives. How can we engage better our mentors? To give them more incentives and benefits? It’s not only about Product Features, it can be programs, events and anything else also!
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A longer term and recurring need for mentorship
How can we create a longer term and recurring need for mentorship and not have mentees churn because “they got all they needed from mentorship”. We all know that you always have things to improve and progress!

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