Can I create a 360 degree evaluation survey?

Many companies use 360 feedback surveys to evaluate their employees. While we do not offer a direct survey format for creating this, you can create a similar effect and administer it the following way.

Begin by designing one survey for the employee to be evaluated. Use questions catered to your organization and centered on evaluation questions that you normally use.

  1. Add a question with a drop-down menu and have the evaluators pick the name of the employee to be evaluated.
  2. Create a collector for each group that is to evaluate the employee (e.g. Manager, Peers, and Subordinates). That way each group will have their own link, but all responses will come back into the same survey.
In this scenario, you will have:
  • Manager Collector Link - If there are 2 managers, then send out this link to the 2 managers.
  • Peer Collector Link - If there are 5 peers, then send out this link to the 5 peers.
  • Subordinate Collector Link  - If there were 3 subordinates, then send out this link to the 3 subordinates.

 

Analyzing the Data

All responses will come back into the Analyze section of the survey. If you are a professional account holder, create a Filter by Collector. Apply a filter to look at only the Manager's responses and evaluations for all employees.

If instead you want to see the surveys for a specific employee, create a response-based filter.

  • This time pick that initial question with the names of the employees to be the filter.
  • If you want to see how all groups evaluated Mary, then pick her name as the filter parameter.

Copy the survey and create new surveys to use for other employees, or make those collector links allow multiple submissions. That way the people can evaluate a new employee the next time the same link is accessed rather than receiving a new link.

 

Alternate Consideration for 360 Evaluation:

If you do not want to use multiple collectors, then instead create one survey for several employees.

  • Create an initial mandatory question with a drop-down menu and have the evaluators pick the name of the employee to be evaluated from it.
  • Create a second mandatory question and ask the survey taker to indicate his/her position as a Manager, Peer, or Subordinate. 

When analyzing the results, apply a Filter by Response to see who answered what and according to which employee.

 

Example:

Filter by Manager and Jane Smith. This shows you all the managers and their surveys for Jane Smith.