Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 13, 2009
HR professionals who have struggled with unwieldy software are feeling relief today. Panoramic Feedback has released its next-generation 360-degree feedback system that makes the administration process straightforward and intuitive.
360-degree feedback helps employees improve their skills by providing anonymous feedback from those who know their work best - usually supervisors, peers, direct reports, and external contacts. But some of the tools are awkward and inflexible.
Administrators are praising Panoramic Feedback's new dashboard (http://www.panoramicfeedback.com) which features up-to-the-minute status reports about current projects.
Its tab-driven design provides them with immediate access to each stage of the 360 process: creation of the questionnaire, selection of participants, editing of automatic instructional emails, and generation of reports.
Design Based On Users' Feedback
In 2005, Panoramic Feedback surveyed users to find out what they wanted in a best-of-breed user interface (UI). They requested a setup process that follows their thinking patterns, yet guides them in making the most effective choices.
"Their input showed us how to design our interface," said CEO Esther Kohn-Bentley. "We named it SASS, which stands for Smart Administration System for Surveys. It really is a smart, logical, sassy UI, and it drew applause when we ran it in beta.
"Because SASS follows the logical structure of a 360-degree feedback project, even our long-time users will find it easy to make the transition."
Big Project For Panoramic Feedback
Panoramic Feedback committed major resources to the two-year UI project. COO Timothy Bentley employed world-class developers with leading-edge Python programming skills, including Maru Newby, Michael Lin, Michael Fletcher, and Aaron Bentley.
The UI changes have not distracted the company from its focus on the three crucial constituencies for 360-degree feedback, in challenging economic times.
- The sponsoring organizations which need reliable methods to encourage employees and enhance their productivity.
- The responders, who need to know that they can provide frank, confidential feedback with their identity protected.
- And the people being assessed, who need their feedback presented in a way that makes it clear which of their skills need development, particularly when they're worried about job security.
Because it is highly customizable and provides feedback in over 50 world languages, Panoramic Feedback has taken the global lead in 360-degree feedback. Now, the power and convenience of its new UI will set the standard for other 360 providers.
About Panoramic Feedback
Panoramic Feedback (http://www.panoramicfeedback.com) is a respected international provider of 360-degree feedback. As the first 360 system to go online, in 1998, it benefits from the extensive organizational development expertise of its founders. Panoramic Feedback also provides a free Knowledge Center featuring vendor-neutral articles about process design and best practices, at http://www.panoramicfeedback.com/support/resource.html.
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