360 review template

To get your people and your organization to move forward, you need 360 reviews that result in clear and consistent feedback.

Standardize your 360 review approach by building well-balanced and engaging online assessments.

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An example of a 360 review template question and personalized report in the Pointerpro tool

What is a 360 review?

A 360-degree review is a comprehensive feedback process that gathers input from multiple sources, including supervisors, peers, subordinates, and sometimes clients or external stakeholders, to evaluate an individual’s performance. It provides a holistic perspective on an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas for development. In a digitalized assessment format, a well-designed 360 review template is a powerful and scalable facilitator for personal and professional growth in any company.

3 reasons to use Pointerpro as a 360 review tool

3 reasons to use Pointerpro as a 360 review tool

Number 1

Interactive user experience

With the Questionnaire Builder, you get to create an engaging feedback form. How? With numerous design and layout options, useful widgets, and countless question types.

Number 2

Refined, score-based analysis

Our custom scoring engine helps you quantify and categorize diverse answers. The result? An objective and nuanced 360 review that helps your employees forward.

Number 3

Automated feedback in PDF

Thanks to your setup in the Report Builder, and its Aggregate Reports feature, employees get a detailed PDF report: with personalized feedback, useful tips, and an action plan.

Interactive user experience
Numerous design options, useful widgets, and countless question types.
Refined, score-based analysis
The custom scoring engine helps you quantify and categorize answers from respondents.
Automated feedback in PDF
For each respondent! With helpful charts, a detailed analysis, and actionable tips.

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How do you structure a 360 review?

No HR or talent manager wants to see talented employees stagnate or leave the company. Even worse? Realizing this happens because of inaccurate or inconsistent performance evaluations. To keep that from happening, more and more companies initiate the process of implementing 360-degree reviews or simply “360 reviews” across relevant departments.

Structuring a 360 review process effectively requires several key steps. If you’re thinking about setting it up, you better tick these boxes first:

It’s important to make the process repeatable and scalable. By developing a 360 review template with Pointerpro you’ll make your review process more consistent and therefore more effective.

How to write a 360 review for honest feedback

This should be a rhetorical question, but we’d understand if you asked. It’s actually worth zooming in on! Honest feedback in a 360-degree review is crucial because it ensures accuracy, and promotes a company culture of self-awareness, transparency, trust, and credibility. 

It provides individuals with a clear understanding of their performance, strengths, and areas for development. That’s the only way to make meaningful progress in their careers. To write a 360 review that encourages honest feedback, follow these guidelines:

Out of the box ideas

Unfortunately, no matter what, people tend to be biased. So you have to be creative to navigate that. Here are a few ideas:

What are the key components of a good 360 review template?

At Pointerpro, we continue to preach the triple-A: “Ask. Assess. Advise” To get the wanted results out of your HR assessment efforts, you need to set up a 360 review template that consists of well-thought-of questions (Ask), scored answer options (Assess), and actionable feedback based on the first two (Advise):

The 360 review questionnaire: 5 tips

Here are a few things that many HR and L&D professionals lose sight off when developing 360 review questionnaires. Take them into account to make yours as effective as possible:

The 360 review report: 6 tips

A truly effective 360 review should lead to a formal report, otherwise questions and answers just float around in the air, no matter how valuable. Both for the individual employee that’s being reviewed and for the manager or HR manager following up on him or her, a document like this provides a grip on the situation. Here are a few pointers to do well.

How long should a 360 review report be?

The actual length of a 360 review report can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the evaluation, the number of participants, and the depth of feedback provided. 

However, as a general guideline, a 360 review report typically ranges from 5 to 15 pages. It should be long enough to provide comprehensive feedback and actionable recommendations but concise enough to maintain the reader’s attention and focus on key insights.

20 privacy impact assessment example questions

Example of a personalized 360 review feedback report showing individual scores

Here are 20 360 review assessment example questions divided into 2 categories:

10 360 performance review example questions

The approach for creating effective 360 performance review questions involves addressing key competencies and behaviors relevant to the individual’s role. Each 360 review template question listed above is clear and specific. For many of these questions, you could use a rating scale to quantify a score. Additionally, you could provide a range of answer options that allow for nuanced responses, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of the individual’s performance. 

For almost every question you could potentially provide the option for the respondent to add some qualitative feedback too.

10 360 peer review example questions

When crafting peer review questions, it’s important to focus on aspects of the individual’s performance and behavior that are observable by colleagues. These questions should prompt peers to provide feedback based on their interactions and observations, fostering a holistic assessment of the individual’s effectiveness in the workplace. Additionally, the questions should be clear, specific, and relevant to the individual’s role and responsibilities.

Here are some 360 review template questions specifically for peer reviewing:

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Who to include in 360 reviews?

When selecting reviewers for a 360 review, it’s essential to gather input from various perspectives to ensure a comprehensive assessment of the employee’s performance. Here’s a list of seven potential reviewers along with some creative reasons why each may be useful:

It’s important to note that each case is different, and the selection of reviewers should be tailored to the specific context and objectives of the 360 review. 

Consider factors such as the employee’s role, responsibilities, relationships, and areas of focus when determining who should participate as reviewers. Additionally, be mindful of the organizational culture, dynamics, and confidentiality considerations when soliciting feedback from different stakeholders.

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