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How to Design a 360 Degree Assessment

  • 28th Apr, 2016

Many of our clients come to us with an idea of what they want to cover in a 360 degree assessment, but without having any questions written. We have a process to help in the assessment creation – a way that can show your thinking at each step. Step 1: Selecting a Draft Question Set

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The Change in 360 Feedback Content

We help many of our clients with the design of their 360-degree instruments. Over the past few years, I’ve seen a big shift in what clients believe to be the most important competencies to ask about. In the past, the list of competencies usually covered: • Communication • Decision-Making • Efficiency/Productivity • Leadership • Managing

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SurveyConnect’s Experience Getting Website Traction

As the CEO of a business, I am inundated with emails telling me how to get SurveyConnect placed into the top web searches, offers for SEO discounts and scare tactics that tell me that my online marketing campaigns are not being effective. I delete these emails. However, over time, SurveyConnect has learned certain concepts that

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Who Should View an Individual 360 Report?

  Our clients ask us who should view a participant’s 360 report – the participant?  their manager?  the coach/HR/workshop facilitator? There are many ways to answer this question, but one suggestion I have been making recently is that only the participant sees their full report.  “Really?” you ask?

360 Feedback Benchmarks by Competencies

360 Feedback Benchmarks by Compentencies 360 Feedback Benchmarks by Competencies I have been interested in understanding if there is some consistency in the 360 feedback ratings amongst all of our customers who deploy 360 assessments.  Since each of our customers designs their own assessments, the questions from one organization to another are always different.  There

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Job Search Advice

  • 3rd Mar, 2015

Job Search Advice Last week I put up the following on Linked In: My son is a sophomore in college, and is currently looking for his first professional job as an intern. He has some good summer experience, but this is the first time he is going through the professional job search process. What I’ve

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Are Your Meetings Effective?

  • 4th Feb, 2015

Are Your Meetings Effective? NPR ran a segment last week on meetings. They stated that “The average American office worker spends more than nine hours of every week preparing for, or attending, project update meetings, according to the results of a survey released last week by the software firm Clarizen and Harris Poll. That’s up

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360 Assessments: Reviewing Open-Ended Responses

360 Assessments: Reviewing Comments Every once in a while, clients ask: Can we review the open-ended responses in case we feel that some are inappropriate and need to be deleted? My response is that in our years of deploying assessments, we have never had to delete inappropriate comments. Amazing, right?

Considerations for Rating Changes

Considerations for Rating Changes Clients ask me how often should 360s be done on a person. I think the best answer is somewhere between 12 – 18 months.  This gives enough time for the participant (the person being rated) to figure out their action plan, make behavioral changes, and have the people they work with

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Performance Review Story on NPR

Performance Review Story on NPR On my way to work on Tuesday, I listened to an interesting NPR segment on Performance Reviews (and how they aren’t working for many organizations).   With so many companies entrenched in continuing the performance review process, we believe that the performance review can focus on goal setting and attainment, while

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