Avoiding ‘should’ in 360

In a 360 review, asking someone what their managers or co-worker should be doing is over-stepping the mark. In our recent blog post we talked about there being four deadly mistakes when carrying out a 360 programme. We’ve explored two of those four mistakes in other blogs and now we look at what you are asking of your raters. Some 360 degree feedback tools we’ve seen ask a person to rate…

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Avoid 360 degree feedback questionnaires?

360 degree feedback within your organisation can give great results and be a key part of your talent management strategy. But get the use of 360 wrong, and it can become a ‘tickbox’ exercise. 360s can provide self-insight, inform development and succession plans, focus attention of what behaviours are needed and identify those with ‘high potential’. But we believe there are 4 key areas which are deadly mistakes when it…

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New guide helps HR teams make the right choices about 360 degree feedback

Much of the advice on planning, implementing and managing 360 degree feedback processes is either too formulaic, one-dimensional or ‘blindingly obvious’, according to talent management software specialist Head Light. To help practitioners understand the reality of the process and its finer points, the company has created a free, comprehensive handbook called The Good Practice Guide to Using 360 degree feedback. Instead of prescribing a single way forward, it examines how…

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Government appoints Head Light to G-Cloud 5

Talent management software provider, Head Light, has been recognised as a supplier by the UK Government as part of the latest iteration of its G-Cloud initiative. The G-Cloud initiative aims to make it easier for public sector bodies to procure IT services that use cloud computing. Head Light has been selected in the Software as a Service category under the new G-Cloud 5 Framework Agreement. Ian Lee-Emery, Managing Director at Head…

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360 – how often is too often?

Once people start to use a 360 questionnaire and realise the value of gaining the insight into how others see them, it’s sometimes easy for them to make the (incorrect) leap in thought process that the more 360s they do, the quicker they’ll develop and acquire the skills and behaviours they’re looking for. So how often should we be utilising this tool? Based on the experience both of our Head…

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It’s pay back time – when do you see ROI?

In the recent Head Light survey – Justifying spend in hard times: measuring Return on Investment for 360 and Performance Reviews – we asked when users of on-line 360 and performance reviews saw a return on their investment. Only a fifth of those who had moved, had looked at ROI – but where they had… 46% of those moving to an on-line 360 system saw a return on investment within…

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Calculating ROI – are we all doing this with our talent management activities?

With economic uncertainty comes the need for greater scrutiny of spend and examination of return of any investment.  But how does this apply to areas of talent management spend?  Are we all justifying our spend, building a business case and looking at the payback on the investment once made? Our recent survey – Justifying spend in hard times: measuring Return on Investment for 360 and Performance Reviews – looked at…

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