What is a 360 Survey

Title: What is a 360 Survey: A Comprehensive Guide by AlignMark


In today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment, companies are constantly seeking ways to improve their workforce and enhance employee performance. One effective tool in achieving this goal is the 360-degree survey, and AlignMark, a pioneer in the field since 1976, is here to shed light on what a 360 survey is and how it can benefit your organization.


Understanding the Basics of a 360 Survey

A 360-degree survey, often referred to as a 360-degree feedback or multisource assessment, is a comprehensive evaluation tool used by companies to assess an individual’s performance from multiple perspectives. Unlike traditional performance reviews conducted solely by a supervisor, a 360 survey collects feedback from various sources, including peers, subordinates, managers, and even self-assessment.


The primary objective of a 360 survey is to provide a holistic view of an individual’s strengths and areas for improvement, offering a more well-rounded and accurate assessment compared to a single-source review. This comprehensive feedback can be a valuable resource for employees, helping them identify their strengths and development opportunities.


How Does a 360 Survey Work?

A 360 survey typically involves a series of questions or statements related to various aspects of an individual’s performance, such as communication skills, leadership abilities, teamwork, and problem-solving. These questions are answered anonymously by a diverse group of assessors, including colleagues, managers, and direct reports. AlignMark’s 360-degree survey tool is designed to ensure confidentiality and encourage honest feedback.


Once the responses are collected, AlignMark’s advanced software compiles the data into a comprehensive report, providing an in-depth analysis of the individual’s performance. The report highlights strengths, areas for improvement, and areas where there might be discrepancies between self-assessment and the feedback received from others.


The Benefits of a 360 Survey

Comprehensive Feedback: A 360-degree survey offers a well-rounded view of an individual’s performance, helping employees gain insights into their strengths and areas for growth.


Improved Self-awareness: AlignMark’s 360 survey encourages self-reflection and self-awareness, allowing individuals to better understand their impact on their colleagues and organization.


Enhanced Performance: Armed with valuable feedback, employees can create personalized development plans to enhance their skills and capabilities, ultimately improving their performance.


Team Collaboration: 360 surveys promote a culture of openness and feedback within teams, fostering better communication and collaboration.


Objective Assessment: By gathering feedback from multiple sources, AlignMark’s 360 survey reduces the bias that can be present in traditional performance reviews.


Why Choose AlignMark for Your 360 Survey Needs

AlignMark has been at the forefront of innovation in the field of recruitment, selection, and employee development for over 40 years. Our experience and expertise in designing and deploying assessment and selection tools are unparalleled. We have successfully conducted over 5,000,000 assessments, helping organizations across various industries make informed decisions about their workforce.


When you choose AlignMark for your 360-degree survey needs, you can expect:


Customized Solutions: We understand that every organization is unique. AlignMark tailors our 360 survey tools to fit your specific needs and goals.


Advanced Technology: Our state-of-the-art software ensures the confidentiality and accuracy of your survey results.


Expert Support: Our team of experts is dedicated to providing guidance and support throughout the survey process, from design to implementation and analysis.


Proven Results: AlignMark’s 360 surveys have consistently delivered actionable insights and improvements in employee performance for a wide range of clients, including Fortune 1000 leaders and government agencies.


In conclusion, a 360-degree survey is a powerful tool for assessing and improving employee performance. AlignMark’s long history of innovation and expertise in this field make us the ideal partner for organizations looking to harness the benefits of 360-degree feedback. Contact AlignMark today to learn more about how our solutions can help your company create a more efficient and effective workforce.