Online 360-degree feedback encourages bottom-up decison-making

By Larry Shetzer
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/25/2002

With the rapid penetration of the Internet into the workplace, organizations can take advantage of a growing selection of online tools that promise significant increases in the effectiveness of HR systems. Performance management is a prime example of a system that can significantly benefit from the power of the Web.

The potential derives from several factors including the rapid transmission of information among multiple reviewers, efficient database storage, analysis and retrieval, and a user interface that can transform performance feedback from a static paper exercise into a dynamic interactive process that can be readily integrated with day-to-day management.