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What is the Minimum Response Threshold?

The minimum response threshold is the number of responses required for Analytics to be visible for a confidential survey or cycle.

The minimum response threshold is the number of responses required for Analytics to be visible for a confidential survey or cycle. Admin users must set a minimum response threshold for all confidential Surveys or Feedback cycles as part of their cycle set up process; the minimum response threshold can be set to as low as 2 responses for both Feedback and for Surveys. Our Engagement Survey platform utilizes a minimum response threshold of 5. 

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Read on to learn how the Minimum Response Threshold  operates for Surveys, Feedback, and the Engagement Survey


For confidential Surveys on any topic, once the required number of survey takers submit their survey, Analytics will be visible for all Admin users. If manager analytics has been enabled for a confidential survey, managers must have the minimum number of employees in their down line complete the survey before they can view results. 



For confidential Feedback cycles, the minimum response threshold must be met for each Feedback recipient in order for the Feedback they've received to be visible. In other words, if the minimum response threshold for a particular Feedback cycle is 3, you will only be able to see data for Feedback recipients who have had 3 or more people provide Feedback for them. 

For confidential Feedback cycles that utilize Feedback Groups, the minimum threshold applies to each Feedback Group. This means that if you are launching a 360 Feedback in which peers and direct reports will answer different questions about the Feedback recipient, the feedback given by each Feedback Group will only be visible if that Feedback Group meets the minimum response threshold. So, in a cycle where your minimum response threshold is 3 and you receive 3 responses from peers but only 2 responses from direct reports, you will only be able to see responses from the peers, not the direct reports. The only exception to this is that for cycles that include the Manager Feedback Group the manager's Feedback for their direct report will always be attributed, and therefore visible. We recommend setting the minimum response threshold to be realistically low for any confidential cycle that utilizes Feedback Groups. 


Engagement Surveys

Engagement Surveys that are conducted through the Engagement Survey platform automatically include a minimum response threshold of 5. This means that a minimum of 5 people in any given team or department must complete the survey in order for results to be visible for their department. For any slice or filter you apply, data will not be revealed for groups that had fewer than 5 people respond to the survey.

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