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 different approaches can be used successfully in different situations.…

Helping line managers spot High Potential

Spotting future high potential can be tricky for line managers. At Head Light, we know that even when organisations know what ‘high potential’ looks like, it is difficult to then assess for it and find ways to spot it. Traditionally this has been done by gut feel (“I know it when I see it!”), line manager evaluation or performance appraisal - although assessment centres and some psychometric tests are starting to be used.…

Supporting Horsham District Council to develop their 360 degree feedback tool

Recognising that there were real benefits to be had from identifying key leadership characteristics for their managers, Horsham District Council sought to develop a list of six Leadership Qualities.…

Using 360 degree feedback across West Midlands Councils

West Midlands Councils (formerly Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM)) offers its regional public sector partners tailored 360 questionnaires via Talent 360®. They've had some great feedback.…

Over a third of police forces now using Talent® 360

With two additional police forces - Norfolk and Devon & Cornwall – joining our group of Talent® users, over a third of all UK forces are now making use of Talent 360® (the 360 degree feedback tool) as part of their development activities.…

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