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360 Degree Performance Appraisals: Best Practices

By: JobsInTheUS.com

Courtesy of HR Made Simple

Standard Appraisals

Typically, managers hold an annual or semi-annual meeting with each of their employees to discuss each employee's performance over the past year and create some goals for the following year.

In many standard performance appraisals, managers will collect information on the performance of the employee and compare that to the opinion of the employee on how their performance has been.

360 Degree Appraisals

Another type of performance appraisal is what's called a 360 Degree Performance Appraisal. A 360 appraisal allows the opinions of many other people to be added to the discussion between the manager and the employee.

Managers will typically send out a questionnaire to various people in the organization to complete. The people that are chosen to complete the questionnaire normally include:

  • The employee being evaluated
  • The manager giving the evaluation
  • Employees with a similar job to the employee being evaluated
  • Employees that are managed by the employee being evaluated
  • Employees that interact consistently with the employee being evaluated

Weighing In

When the questionnaires are completed, comparisons can be made between the opinions of all the employees who completed the questionnaire. This gives the employee being evaluated and the manager...

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