360 Degree Feedback

Tips and tricks of performance review management

360-Degree Feedback and Your Appraisal Process

What is the 360-Degree Performance Appraisal Process?   The performance appraisal process is similar to building blocks, you can pick and choose what you would like to include to make up your final product. From competencies to setting goals, even open-ended questions, the options for your performance appraisals process sure aren’t lacking, but one building […]

24 September 2018

Welcome Peer-to-Peer Feedback in 2017 for Better Performance Management

The moral of 2016’s story is that feedback is an employee’s earth, moon and sun. From positive to constructive, and everything in between, employees want a constant view of their work from the perspective of management, for better performance management. Often, that is where we think it stops, but your workers spend a great deal […]

29 December 2016

3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Designing an Effective 360 Feedback Program

Using 360 degree feedback to get a better understanding of an employee’s performance can be a great way to build a more comprehensive performance evaluation, but it can also lead to problems if you don’t take care when designing the 360 feedback program. Here at Trakstar we not only offer a platform for implementing your […]

22 November 2016

3 Tips to Share with Your Employees for 360-Degree Review

Using 360-degree reviews in your performance management plan can add many benefits to your workforce, one being well-rounded feedback for employees and managers. Implementing a review based system is more important than you think, as 74% of Millennials feel “in the dark” about how their managers and peers think they’re performing.   Presenting performance feedback […]

27 September 2016

How Prepared is Your Team for 360-Degree Reviews?

There is merit to performance management strategies that include 360-degree reviews. It eliminates a great deal of the bias that managers can’t help, but have sometimes anyways, as well as gives employees a clearer picture of how the work they do affects their team. Of course, employees have concerns with 360-degree reviews and for good […]

16 August 2016

How to Give 360 Degree Feedback About Performance to Your Manager Effectively

Using a 360 degree feedback system has many benefits to your team and organization. 41% of companies who use peer-to-peer recognition have seen positive increases in customer satisfaction. Despite these benefits, many managers and employees still find the idea alarming. We have to admit, it can be a daunting task when asked to give feedback […]

02 August 2016

Award Winning Performance Includes 360 Degree Feedback

When we hear 360 degree feedback, generally we think of peer to peer assessments and while they are an important part of the process, a successful 360 degree process will bring together the customer or client perspective, coworker input, management and the employee themselves to make a full circle view of performance. And not just […]

12 July 2016

Don’t Fear the Peer Review

Ah, the peer review. Some leaders swear by it while others fear or loathe the idea of its implementation. A few weeks ago we addressed the struggles of employee peer review practices and how those issues can be resolved, but why exactly should the practice exist in an organization? Why should managers work so hard […]

14 April 2016

360 Degree Reviews Gone Wrong: 4 Struggles Employees Have

The idea of a 360-degree view is wonderful when it comes to the Grand Canyon, but many people are less fond of an overall view when it comes to employee performance reviews. The benefits of having a complete look at employees through the eyes of peers, customers, and partners is invaluable, so finding a way […]

24 March 2016

360 Feedback: Do I ask the same questions? Different? Both? Help?

The concept of 360 feedback in a work environment is hotly debated. Its value is questioned, the “hows” and the “whys” are often contentious. But as Bill Gates said at his 2013 Ted talk: “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” Who better to understand leadership qualities than those […]

25 February 2016

Electronic Performance Appraisals: Peer Review, Upward Review, 360 or Multi Rater. What’s the difference?

When it come to electronic performance appraisals you may have seen the options to include a peer review, upward review, 360 review or Multi Rater. Here’s our take on what each means and why you may use them. What’s the difference? And Why? So much jargon. Let’s clear this up, once and for all. That way, […]

24 November 2015

Avoid Going in Circles with 360 Reviews

We at Trakstar are completely devoted to performance appraisals, so when we’re having our morning coffee and NPR has a news segment  about peer reviews and the appraisal process, we turn it up. This particular piece focused on the positives and negatives with utilizing a peer review and the possible impacts it could have on […]

03 September 2015

6 Common Mistakes with 360 (Multi-rater) Feedback

An HR Director recently told a story about how multi-rater feedback had been used in her previous organization.  “A manager would ask a whole bunch of people to provide input on other employees.  Employees got way too many requests, and the manager wanted feedback on too many things, so the feedback took too long to […]

15 November 2013