When dispatching an assessment, the administrator can choose between a controlled release or updating the subject's profile immediately (as soon as all participants have completed the assessment). With a controlled release, the subject's profile is not updated until the administrator chooses to share the results.
For self-initiated assessments, the subject chooses whether or not to update their profile after completing the assessment. They also have the option to update their profile with the results of a self-initiated assessment from the My Assessments page.
Once assessment results are released, here is how each type of assessment affects the subject's profile:
In-depth assessment results do not lower the level or remove a competency if it's already on an employee's profile when they're rated below target. If the employee is rated at or above target, the proficiency level on their profile is adjusted to the level on the job. If a competency is rated at or above target but is not on their profile, that competency is added at the proficiency level on the job.
Snapshot assessment results update the proficiency levels on the employee's profile to match the assessment ratings. For example, if a job requires Client Focus level 3 but the employee is rated at level 2, Client Focus will be listed at level 2 on their profile. If a competency is rated but is not on their profile, that competency is added. If a competency on the employee's profile is marked as not applicable on the assessment, it's not removed; the competency remains on the profile at the previously set level.