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An Anonymity-Preserving 360° Appraisal

360-Degree Feedback

  • Talent Assessment is vital to organizations
  • One of the most common assessment methodologies is the 360-degree Appraisal
  • Here, an employee is assessed from many standpoints

Problem

Big corporations make decisions based on bogus data

  • Data collected by existing 360 assessment tools is not reliable
  • No assessment tool preserves the anonymity of assessors
  • Assessors provide false data fearing some sort of retaliation

HR suffers a lack of trust because

  • Data collected by existing 360 assessment tools is not reliable
  • No assessment tool preserves the anonymity of assessors
  • Assessors provide false data fearing some sort of retaliation

Solution

Hide: An Anonymity-Preserving Assessment Tool

  • Allows only authorized users to log onto the system without knowing whom they really are
  • Is unable to pinpoint whom the assessors are
  • Is based on Attribute-Based Cryptography (ABS)

ABS authenticates users based on their attribute (e.g. a role) rather than on their identities

  • E.g. suppose a 360 assessment where feedback about an assessee’s behavior is gathered from many standpoint
  • Here, Hide would only know the role of the assessor, Assessee’s subordinate, peer, client etc.

Writing style can also help to identify assessors. Machine learning will provide a change in the style without changing the message.