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Personal Feedback


Many years ago i used to work for a firm that where massive on 360 feedback. Every year about this time i would get in excess of 30 requests asking for personal feedback from a website!

I only filled them in if i had examples to support my feedback!

I now work somewhere that this doesn't happen! I'm new to the firm but would love to understand people's first impression of me so i can develop myself.

Can anybody help me in joining or getting into one of these online feedback forums? I would prefer no cost but would pay for the right forum.

I'm looking forward to any support you can offer.

Thanks in advance.

Jonny Heywood

6 Responses

  1. 360 feedback

    Hi Jonny

    I’m not sure from your message if this might help but there is a free 360 tool which you can trial here – it has some limitations as it’s a freebie but might be worth a look.

    Why don’t you talk to your new employer/line manager/HR team to see what they think about 360 and if it could be rolled out within your company?

    We’ve developed a free fact sheet for companies thinking about rolling out 360 programmes – how to avoid the pitfalls and make a success of it. Please feel free to use it if you do decide to take things forward. You can download it at

    Hope this helps answer your question!

    Good luck


    Director, Celodus Ltd


  2. 360 Feedback

    Hi Rus,

    Thank you for the response and it is probably my phrasing of the question rather than your mis-understanding.

    The online surveys that requested my input were essentially part of a development programme. Each year colleagues would send the request to people they’ve worked with to answer a series of structured questions. One such question would be "what do you see Jonny Heywood’s strengths to be?" etc etc.

    These would be completed online and also could be completed anonymously.

    I actually found some of the input very useful and think the anonymous bit allowed people to be completely honest.

    This is what I’m looking to achieve in a new place of work.

    If you can’t see how this form of feedback would work, how else would you suggest gathering input? Other than the obvious, ask them! This method, while simple, tends to lead (in my experience) to focus on my perceived strengths, rather than areas I want to develop.

    Thank you again



  3. ….with you now Jonny……

    ….and I can’t add anything to the other, excellent answer.


  4. Many Thanks

    Thank you very much for your response. I’ll look at it straight away.




  5. DIY Approach

    Hi Jonny

    An alternative approach (not true 360) is to create a small number (5 or 6) of focussed questions relevant to your role/what you need feedback on.  These can be derived from your job description, company competency model etc.

    Speak with your boss and agree who your stakeholders are/people you should get feedback from.

    Send them the questions seeking feedback, ask for examples and ask what you can do to improve your performance or relationship with them.

    Perhaps ask them to send their replies to your HR or L&D manager so that they can consolidate the feedback into a ‘report’ – it sounded like you wanted anonymous responses (research indicates greater honesty and critique when people reply anonymously).  Alternatively they can send feedback to your boss and you can then discuss the feedback with your boss (unless you want to be selective about what you share with your boss!!)

    It’s a process that works although it needs a culture where people are preapred to be candid and constructive.






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