How to enable private questions in a review template and how they work
You can set a question to private when creating or adding the question in a review template. Private questions are only visible to the admin and manager of the reviewee regardless of the review's deliverable visibility settings. Private questions are usually sensitive in nature, such as whether or not an employee is eligible for a promotion or a raise.
Create a private question from a template
Step 1: Go to the Discovery Navigation panel found on the left, and enter the Admin page.
Step 2: Click on Reviews found on the left secondary navigation.
Step 3: Enter the Templates section and Create new template.
Step 4: When creating a new question, you will see the option to mark a question as private by toggling on Restrict Visibility.
How do private questions appear in a review?
Private questions will appear with a lock icon when a reviewer is responding to the question in a review cycle. Hovering over the icon informs the reviewer that only the manager and the admin will be able to view the response, not the reviewee.
The admin and manager will see the response that they provided within the reviewee's review packet. The question will also be identified as private by the lock icon.
The employee will not see the question or the response when viewing their review packet. They will only see the reviewer's responses to the non-private questions that the reviewer responded to.
Managers cannot see their direct reports' responses to restricted visibility questions in upward feedback templates. Responses to those questions will only be visible to Admins and the Manager of the Manager being reviewed.