Online Performance Reviews: Using the HealthStream Performance Center
By Donna Sue Snyder, Sr. Director of Human Resources, HealthStream
Imagine my excitement when I began my employment with HealthStream and learned we were able to implement the HealthStream Performance Center for use within the company. Over my many years in Human Resource Management, I have seen numerous demonstrations and have implemented and converted HR Information Systems, and none has impressed me as much as the HealthStream Performance Center.
The Performance Center Stores Data
The Performance Center product is a powerful tool for the employee evaluation process. It also can be used as a data library in which the users can address Career Pathing for current employees, succession planning for the overall company, and periodic storage of data during the entire evaluation period to enhance an evaluator’s ability to provide a fair and accurate assessment.
Employee Self Evaluations and Goal-Setting
During the evaluation process, employees can conduct a self evaluation and set goals for the following year. This information helps managers identify areas of interest for their employees, allowing them to develop a strategy for mentoring and coaching employees in the desired direction. The company then benefits from an engaged employee, and the manager knows where to focus time and attention.
Succession Planning and Leader Development Benefits
The Performance Center is a great tool for succession planning, which certainly should be on the minds of every manager. The product assists in identification of future leaders, and managers can mentor and coach future successors, providing the company with continuity for success. The leaders who are prepared within the organization already know the company, and are well known, loyal, and dedicated employees. Therefore, there is no wait to search for a candidate when needs arise.
The employees and managers of HealthStream are currently using the Performance Center for the first time for our employee evaluation process. I anticipate that HealthStream’s leaders will find that over the next year this new system will prove to be a critical asset to the managers and to the employees of the company. I look forward to providing continued updates on the progress and the success of our first time of use. Stay tuned for more exciting news as we use this newly launched product with our healthcare customers. We anticipate great satisfaction, quick and simple implementation, secure and reliable information, and, ultimately, improved talent management.
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