HR Finds Qualtrics Acceptable for Performance Appraisals - 11/30/10

Human Resources has determined that Qualtrics, the online survey system available to Purdue faculty and staff, is an acceptable tool for web-based employee performance evaluations. HR’s determination follows testing performed by Information Technology Networks and Security (ITNS).

HR had been concerned that issues within the Qualtrics system might compromise the security of sensitive data. At HR’s request, ITNS conducted security scans on the application, producing a list of problems. Qualtrics in turn addressed those issues.

After ITNS carried out additional web applications validations, Qualtrics passed the vulnerability testing with no major issues. The vulnerability scan validates that there are no current major security vulnerabilities with the web application, and information stored in Qualtrics is safe from web-based vulnerabilities at this time.

Based on the latest test results, HR determined the web-based tool is acceptable for building employee evaluations.

Information on how to use the Qualtrics tool can be found on the About Qualtrics Survey page of the ITaP website.

Questions related to appropriate questions to use for performance feedback may be directed to Adedayo Adeniyi.