Develop coaching competencies using 360 degree feedback

Last week we looked at how 360 can support conflict resolution and, as part of that, we suggested that on-going coaching can support managers to become more effective. This blog now turns the table on 360 and looks at how 360 can be used with the 360 facilitators or coaches themselves to help develop their coaching competencies. Coaching is a significant investment for any organisation. The services of a good…

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Can 360 help to spot potential?

Last week we looked at how, by using 360 at the start and end of key L&D interventions, progress can be tracked and ultimately help to show a return on the investment in 360 degree feedback. This week we look at how 360 can be used to spot potential. Identifying high potential among the existing workforce is a priority for many organisations.  Some key skills are in high demand and…

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Using 360 to measure ROI of L&D

In our blog post last week, we looked at how information from 360 can be re-used and re-purpose to help pinpoint and focus Learning & Development resource. This week we look at how it can help demonstrate the ROI of L&D interventions. It makes logical sense to use the 360 as a ‘before and after measure’ on any development programmes where it has been used to identify personal or group needs –…

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Re-use 360 degree feedback to inform group training needs

Want to re-purpose or re-use 360 degree feedback to go beyond individual development and inform other L&D activities such as defining group training needs? In this series of blogs we’ll look at how to re-shape the information your get from your 360 review programme and get greater value from your investment. We still find that 360 is one of the most powerful, insightful and useful development tools that we have at our disposal as…

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Is your standalone LMS isolating L&D? Using 360 alongside LMS

A standalone Learning Management System or LMS, is a great way to plan, implement, and track what training or learning is being done and by whom. It manages the progress and stores the completion. But is it enough? How do you decide what training or learning or development is needed by an individual in the first place? If you’re using a standalone LMS, how can you be sure that the content…

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The proof of the 360 pudding…

The proof the pudding, as the saying goes, is in the eating. Want to try out 360 degree feedback software using our online Talent 360 – and see for yourself the value and clarity you’ll get? Well, now you can! We’re offering HR decision makers (and a few of their colleagues) the opportunity to try out 360 online and learn how in-depth yet clear the information is, and how easy to use and re-use the feedback you’ll get. It’s…

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Head Light offers complimentary trial of online 360 tool – Talent 360

Head Light, the talent management software specialist, is offering HR decision makers the opportunity to try out its online 360 degree feedback software at the CIPD HR Software Show (15-16 June, Olympia). The company will provide its Talent 360® software for those wanting to look more closely at online 360 degree feedback and to see how very different this is to other 360 tools on the market. “Our report generated…

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360 degree feedback hacks

‘Hacks’ seem to be all the rage at the moment. They offer shortcuts – or tips – to getting things done. We’ve been ‘hacking’ (without even knowing) for years around the 360 degree feedback process! Of course, with hacks in general there’s rarely a quick and easy fix to “unleashing your inner creative beast” or “instantaneously wiping out your to-do list” despite the claims in the email message fields of…

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Setting the scene and contracting for your 360 degree review discussion

If you’re running a review programme, and you’re preparing for the 360 degree review discussion and feedback conversation, how do you create an environment of openness and understanding so that action will follow and a change in behaviour or competence will arise? We may all approach these feedback sessions differently but below is a summary of some of the key points that we find most useful. Those attending our Feedback Facilitator’s Course do, of…

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Make 360 feedback meaningful

By Debbie Hance, Head of Business Psychology Last week, a good friend and colleague asked me which inventions had changed my life. Feeling that ‘Shellac’ might be a tad too shallow and flimsy, we talked about things that had changed our working lives and practice! We both immediately settled on 360 degree feedback and heartily agreed that this remains one of the most powerful personal development tools we, as L&D…

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