Improve Your Healthcare Performance Review Process
By Kim Clark RN, Senior Product Manager, HealthStream
It’s Time to Move Beyond Ineffective Computer and Paper-based Performance Evaluations
In most healthcare organizations, performance evaluations still occur in the traditional way. They are a frustrating and time-consuming (and often still a paper-based) process, where a form is filled out manually, completed in tandem with the involved employee, and filed physically with the human resources department. Both employee and manager approach the process with apprehension, dreading the time it takes, frustrated by the lack of value derived, and questioning the ultimate purpose and results.
Automated Online Performance Assessments Can Benefit Your Organization
Healthcare organizations that adopt tools like the HealthStream Performance Center to streamline performance appraisals find they create a more dynamic and productive performance review system. Assessments completed with automated tools are more likely to be completed – and completed quickly and easily. Automated assessments also keep employees focused on their careers and performance, attentive to developing their skill-base and expertise, as well as the talents that will allow them to be an asset to your enterprise.
Giving Structure to Performance Reviews Makes Them Shorter and Easier
A tool that supports and controls the interaction between manager and employee is one that takes away the negative connotation surrounding the review process. You can turn the annual assessment into a more productive moment for the company, one that can be focused on identifying employee strengths and weaknesses, creating goals and follow-up development plans – all in support of your organization’s objectives. Best of all, in a healthcare environment where time is always in short supply, managers can use the HealthStream Performance Center to quickly and effectively complete employee performance appraisals.
The Clear Advantages of the HealthStream Performance Center
Customers of the HealthStream Learning and/or Competency Centers can implement the HealthStream Performance Center with very little additional effort. And with learning and performance activities linked through the same system, hospital human resource departments can use the same system and features to guide, assign, and control the assessment process as well as link training assignments to position requirements and even individualized needs identified through the performance evaluation process. Our healthcare-exclusive experience with a customer base of over 50% of the hospitals in the United States has led us to design the a performance management solution with attention to the unique needs and concerns of hospitals and other organizations that deliver care. From cost-effective pricing options and manageable implementation to availability of pre-built assessments and strong reporting capability, we have set it up to work “right out of the box.” That way your managers can spend their valuable time managing people, not paperwork.
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