On August 16, 2022, Birkman will be updating The Birkman Method questionnaire’s personal information section. These changes will better reflect today's societal expectations and will not impact the Respondent’s results or reports.
Here’s what’s changing:
1. Informed Consent
After opening the Birkman questionnaire, the Respondent must first provide their consent before proceeding to the questionnaire itself. They can choose one of three levels of informed consent: Full, Partial, or No consent.
The Respondent can change the language of this Informed Consent page if needed, by clicking the Language pull-down menu at the top of the page.
Here is a screenshot of the new Informed Consent page:
If the Respondent selects “I give my FULL consent…”, they must complete the Personal Information and Employment History pages before starting the questionnaire. Here are screenshots of this navigation path:
If the Respondent selects “I give my PARTIAL consent…”, they must complete the Personal Information page before starting the questionnaire. Here is a screenshot of this navigation path:
If the Respondent selects “I do NOT give my consent”, they cannot complete the Birkman questionnaire. The Next button on the Informed Consent page changes to End Session.
When the Respondent clicks End Session, a pop-up alert asks them if they want to end their session.
If they click Cancel, the pop-up alert closes and the Respondent may select a different level of Informed Consent (Full or Partial) to proceed.
If they click OK, the questionnaire closes and the questionnaire authorization is removed from our system:
The Authorizing BirkmanDirect Manager, as well as our Birkman Support team, will receive an email letting them know this Respondent has not given their consent to take the Birkman questionnaire. Here’s what the email will say:
Gender choices will change:
From: Male | Female
To: Man | Woman | Non-Binary | Other | Prefer not to say
If the Respondent chooses Other, a text box will open, allowing the Respondent to type in their gender. They may also leave the text box blank. Reminder that the Gender responses are only used by our Research Department in an anonymized, aggregated form and have no impact on the Respondent’s results or reports.
3. Marketing opt-in
The Respondent will now be able to opt in to receive marketing communications from Birkman. Clicking (or not clicking) this box has no impact on their results or reports.
If you have questions about these enhancements to the Respondent’s Birkman questionnaire experience, please contact us at email@example.com.
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