Customizable categories & items
Add your own categories or items to our list, or use your own competency model.
Complete library of benchmarked and validated items
Our items have been statistically analyzed and validated, and we provide benchmarked normative data so participants can see how their results compare to hundreds of other managers and executives.
Customizable question format & rating labels
Our standard format is a 5-point rating scale (Outstanding to Poor). You can change the rating labels, or use a different question format if you prefer. We currently offer 4-point, 5-point, and 7-point rating scales.
Targeted qualitative feedback (different for every rater)
When raters reach the end of the survey, we ask them to provide additional comments in 2-3 specific areas, based on their responses to the survey items. This targeted qualitative feedback gives participants additional insight in the areas where they most need it.
Optional comments on every item
Raters can choose to add comments to any item in the survey.
You can give raters the option to complete the survey in the language of their choice.
Complete branding - Custom logo and URL
Use your own logo and domain name instead of ours. This option is recommended for consultants only. For companies who are using Focal 360, we recommend keeping our branding to remind participants and raters that the data are being collected and hosted by a third party.
Unlimited number of different survey templates/versions
You can create as many different versions of the 360 feedback survey as you need, and once you have created a template, you can use it again and again. Create custom 360s for different levels, functions, or clients.
Customize the survey by rater group (respondent relationship)
When you create a survey template, you can select which rater groups (e.g. Manager, Peers, Direct Reports) get which survey items. This enables you make sure that each rater is only evaluating the competencies that he/she is able to assess.
Customize the rater group labels for each participant
If our standard rater group labels don't work for your participants, you can change them.
Stop or Go Back
Raters can stop at any point in the survey and return later to resume where they left off. They can also go back to review or change their responses.
For raters who have been asked to evaluate more than one person, we automatically present them with a task list which shows all of their feedback requests and the status of each one.
You can download a paper version of the survey that raters can fill out offline.