The unique Gatto 360 assessment, is completed online, by a participant and up to ten respondents, including managers, peers, and staff. This 360 provides the participant with numerical ratings, customized narratives, and an action plan on various aspects of workplace performance. This 360° Assessment measures your leadership skills by examining four leadership preferences and six key dimensions. Leadership preferences are measured through leadership behavioral descriptors. This 360 assessment process can also be customized for organizations and teams. Results from the 360 assessments are tabulated and a report, including an individual profile and customized narrative, for each participant. These assessment reports include self-performance evaluation compared with associates’ evaluations, numerical based assessments and written narratives as to strengths and opportunities for development for the participant, unedited general comments for the participant from associates, and a plan of action to enhance performance.
Interpersonal Working Associates Inventory (IWAI)
The Interpersonal Working Associates Inventory (IWAI) has four business dimensions that explain the participant’s relationship and interactions with associates and work related competencies. This 360 ̊ assessment guides the participant to the identification of skills and provides a helpful narrative from which the participant can develop an action plan. The true purpose of a 360 ̊ feedback is to feed the future helping each participant to become more proficiently skilled.
Organizational Assessment, Fitness and Development
In this process, assessments are used to identify the present work environment and future goals for managers and executives who want to create organizational change. This assessment process is to an organization what a physical exam is to a patient. An organization can identify its strengths and opportunities, develop an appropriate leadership style, enhance communication and team interaction, write a strategy for development, and establish a transformation process to achieve goals.
CPA 360 Assessments
Gatto has developed the following CPA assessments throughout 25 years of research resulting from working directly with accounting firms. For Partners and Managers, our assessments offer the ability to identify future leaders within the firm through comprehensive evaluations that are designed to uncover the attributes and abilities of high achievers. Gatto evaluation tools provide employees, at all levels within a firm, the opportunity to identify their areas of strength as well as target areas for development. Partners often select the firm’s training programs based on the results of individual or organizational assessments. Our CPA assessment series demonstrates our strong commitment to taking the guesswork out of people development.
Partner Manager 360
This online CPA 360 degree feedback assessment is an upward evaluation and peer review that measures the partners’ level of performance. This 360 degree feedback assessment utilizes 14 key measurements based on partner level performance within a firm. The CPA 360 degree feedback assessment is completed by other partners as well as staff. A report is generated that includes self-performance evaluation compared with associates’ evaluations, numerical based assessments and written narratives as to strengths and opportunities for development for the participant. Also included in the report are unedited general comments for the participant from associates, and an action plan to enhance performance. Optional: A Team Report can be generated if at least four partners complete the full assessment. There is no additional charge for this report.
Anatomy of a CPA 360
This on-line assessment creates a benchmark for professional development by identifying the strengths of the participant and targeting areas that need to be developed. This 360 evaluation for CPAs measures characteristics and skills based on Gatto Associates 17 key performance indicators. The assessment is completed by a participant, and up to ten respondents (the participant’s work associates, including partners, peers and staff). These respondents anonymously complete assessments, which include numerical ratings and customized, open-ended questions related to the participant. The report generated includes the self-performance evaluation compared with respondent’s evaluations, numerical based assessments and written narratives as to strengths and opportunities for development for the participant, general comments for the participant from associates, and an action plan to enhance performance. This is an effective tool for mentoring people developmentally. Optional: A Team Report can be generated if at least four participants complete the full assessment. There is no additional charge for this report.
Organizational Assessment for CPA Firms (On-line)
Our organizational assessment for CPA firms is based on key performance indicators that are necessary to achieve organizational fitness. It identifies organizational culture and style in order to help people within the firm work together more effectively. Includes respondents’ written comments and a business action strategy, recommendations, and next-step actions.
Self Reporting Assessments and Employee Assessment
A variety of standardized assessments are used to help assess an individual’s style and preferences. These self-reporting assessments can be used individually online or in our training workshops, and include:
|Building Your Associate’s
|Profile your associate’s characteristics to develop a plan for a
better working relationship
|My Preferred Communication
|Profile your style of communication with others|
|Identify Your Associates’
|Profile two associates to see how you can enhance
communication with them
|My Preferred Leadership Style||Profile your leadership preference and actions, develop a plan for leading direct reports|
|My Preferred Learning Style||Profile your manner of taking in and learning information|
|My Preferred Style of Listening||Identify how you listen to information|
|Mentoring Assessment||Identify your approach to mentoring|
|Motivation Profile||Identify what causes you to be motivated|
|Self Esteem||Identify how you feel about yourself and develop a plan for your ideas about yourself|
|Stress Profile||Identify what causes your stress and how to control it|
|Team Work||Two assessments in one: team functioning assessment and how you work within a team|
Associates Inventory (IWAI)
|Identifies your present and required levels of performance in:
Communication, Team Work, Time and Productivity and
Work- related skills, with respondents’ written comments. A
developmental action planner is included to measure progress.
|Leadership 360 Profile
|Identifies leadership preferences and styles and measures six
dimensions that are characteristic of successful leaders, with
respondents’ written comments. A developmental action
planner is included to measure progress
|Organizational Assessment||Identifies organizational culture and styles to help people work
together, merging into one strong organization. Includes
respondents’ written comments and a business action strategy,
recommendations and next-step actions
Online Pre – Hire Assessments
Gatto, provides customized online surveys, 360, and pre-hire assessments to guide our clients in talent acquisition and talent management processes. Our online assessments serve as valuable tools when executives or managers need to decide whether a particular candidate has the aptitude, knowledge, ability, personality and temperament to ensure success in a job and a good cultural fit within their organizations. A better well- rounded picture of a candidate emerges when managers couple pre-hire assessment with the interview process.
• Improve Productivity
• Maximize Employee Retention
• Reduce Employee Turnover
• Reduce Hiring Costs
• Choose the Right Candidate for the Right Position
We provide you with a comprehensive report, which includes results and follow up interview questions with rated responses. Equipped with better information, managers are thus in a position to make better hiring decisions. Gatto Associates Pre-Hire Assessment processes are customized to meet a number of specific job requirements set forth by our clients. We select the assessments that measure attributes directly related to a specific job description. Pre-Hire assessments take the subjective guesswork out of hiring!