My apologies if you now have images of ‘poodle permed’ rockers strutting their stuff and a distinctive fanfare intro going round your head. The Final Countdown I’m referring to is the final week of a managed 360 degree feedback programme and how we work with our clients to get those final completion rates as high as possible.
As a managed 360 degree appraisal programme progresses we give an overall completion rate at the end of each week – we also alert our clients if we think this completion rate is lower than we would expect. We discuss with our clients possible strategies to combat low completion rates and implement the most effective solution.
In the final week, depending on completion rates, it maybe necessary that we
- provide a daily update on completion rates
- highlight recipients who have key feedback missing
- generate a detailed breakdown of respondent’s incomplete feedback
The final week also brings an extra urgency to reissue login details to respondents that haven’t completed feedback and realise that they have ‘lost’ them.
To get those completion rates as high as possible we provide our clients with facts, figures and equally important our guidance and experience. After all ‘The Final Countdown’ (even without the involvement of spandex) has the potential to be a stressful time without full backing and support.