Product Guides: 360-Degree Feedback

Setup a Behavioral Anchor Item

Behavioral Anchor items allow raters to select a response from a list of choices with a rating scale value associated with each choice. By default, Behavioral Anchor items are calculated in with the scores from Rated items in associated report components for competency, super-competency and overall ratings in the report output. There are two options to add a Behavioral Anchor items to the survey:

Option 1: Add Items one at a time (recommended if choices for behavioral anchor rating labels will be different for each question)

  • On the Setup >> Review Items page, click the " New Item " link to the right of the competency you are adding the item to.
  • Type in the text for your Behavioral Anchor item question.
  • Choose the item type as Behavioral Anchor Item.
  • Optional: select the relationship groups that should be able to view and respond to the question.
  • Optional: select if the question should be required.
  • A text box will appear where you can enter your choice options , one per line. Start with lowest value first and ensure the values are aligned with the rating scale that is created for the project under the Setup >> Rating Scale option.
  • Click "Save Changes".

Option 2: Add Multiple items simultaneously (recommended if choices for behavioral anchor rating labels will be the same for each question)

  • On the Setup >> Review Items page, click the " Add New Review Item " button under the Manager Review Content menu.
  • Type or paste in the text for your Behavioral Anchor item questions, separating each question with a line break.
  • Choose the competency that the items should be added to from the drop-down menu.
  • Choose the item type as Behavioral Anchor Item.
  • A text box will appear where you can enter your choice options , one per line. Start with lowest value first and ensure the values are aligned with the rating scale that is created for the project under the Setup >> Rating Scale option.
  • Optional: select the relationship groups that should be able to view and respond to the question.
  • Optional: select if the question should be required.
  • Click "Submit" to add the items to the survey.

Last updated: Monday, June 29, 2020
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