Professional development isn’t just the latest buzzword for talent managers – it’ s also a top employer value proposition and a key component to hiring, keeping, and growing top talent. Unfortunately, in the healthcare space, professional development can be incredibly difficult to achieve.

The healthcare space is comprised of a diverse group of workers, and, therefore, the professional development hospitals provide must cover a far wider range of knowledge and skillsets than businesses in other industries. Further, given the typical spans of control within hospitals, it’s impossible to expect managers and leaders to have the time or resources needed to properly manage the professional development of all their direct reports.

A failure to get professional development right can hurt your employer brand and lead to increased turnover, ineffective leadership, and an underutilized workforce. If you experience professional development issues at your hospital, chances are they’re being caused by one of these underlying issues:

  • A lack of specific training assignments or courses for the often-niche job titles, skills, or competencies found throughout your organization
  • Overburdened managers and leaders who are responsible for overseeing professional development
  • No time to manually create learning paths for all employees
DID YOU KNOW?
  • An organization’s investment in professional development is a top driver of candidate applications.
  • Employees who have access to continual development are 2X as likely to say they’ll stay with their company.
  • Proper training and development doubles an employee’s chance of success in a leadership or management role.
  • The pursuit of career growth elsewhere is a top driver of dysfunctional turnover.

Your Professional Development Treatment Plan

The remedy to your professional development challenge relies on one or more of the following key areas of focus.

Data & Benchmarks

The Issues:

  • We don’t have clear and easy insight into our employees’ current skillsets and competencies, or any way to measure them.
  • We can’t identify our high-potential employees, and therefore can’t craft development paths for them.

The HealthcareSource Way:

In order to develop your employees, you need to understand their current level of skill — you need a benchmark. From there, the data can do the talking. At HealthcareSource, we give you the power of scientifically-backed behavioral and leadership assessments so you can understand current competency gaps and map learning paths accordingly.

How We Help:

Our scientifically backed behavioral assessments provide real data to help inform your hiring decisions. These hospital-specific assessments measure a candidates’ behavioral competencies that are key for performance in an organization like yours. Learn more »

Get all the vital information a manager should know about an employee’s performance at-a-glance. With this easy-to-read summary, managers can easily see where their employees stand.  Learn more »

Validate your staff's clinical, technical, and behavioral skills across a number of key knowledge areas. Competency Management includes a library of nearly 1,500 clinical and non-clinical competencies comprised of more than 8,700 skills. Learn more »

Create or use our recommended actionable Development Plans based on an employee’s assigned goals, performance appraisals, learning assignments, or assessment results. Our system flags employees who do not have plans assigned to them. Learn more »

Invest more in growth and mobility and reduce friction for internal movers. Pair powerful behavioral assessments with our learning management system to identify the right employees and plot their succession paths towards leadership. Learn more »

People & Skillsets

The Issue:

We don’t have the time, resources, or personnel available to map competency gaps to development plans.

The HealthcareSource Way:

Professional development is all about investing in your people, so they’ll invest in your organization and you’ll get the most out of your workforce. But the complicated and difficult process of mapping development plans shouldn’t be a drain on your organization’s time, money, and resources. By automating this time-consuming and labor-intensive process, you can cut unnecessary middle men out of the equation, ensuring your professional development efforts are all about net gains.

How We Help:

Our Performance Appraisals solution helps you automate the appraisal process, incorporate 360-degree feedback, and allow for peer-to-peer feedback and recognition outside the formal appraisal cycle for real-time, continuous feedback. Learn more »

Validate your staff's clinical, technical, and behavioral skills across a number of key knowledge areas. Competency Management includes a library of nearly 1,500 clinical and non-clinical competencies comprised of more than 8,700 skills. Learn more »

Create or use our recommended actionable Development Plans based on an employee’s assigned goals, performance appraisals, learning assignments, or assessment results. Our system flags employees who do not have development plans assigned to them. Learn more »

Process

The Issues:

  • Professional development is so complex and time-consuming at scale that our managers can’t possibly handle it efficiently.

The HealthcareSource Way:

Professional development initiatives might feel like impossible projects to tackle, but they don’t need to be massively manual processes. At HealthcareSource, we believe that by using the right data and the power of artificial intelligence, any manager can automate minor, often tedious tasks, and focus on the areas of professional development that matter most.

How We Help:

Our Performance Appraisals solution helps you automate the appraisal process, incorporate 360-degree feedback, and allow for peer-to-peer feedback and recognition outside the formal appraisal cycle for real-time, continuous feedback. Learn more »

Create or use our recommended actionable Development Plans based on an employee’s assigned goals, performance appraisals, learning assignments, or assessment results. Our system flags employees who do not have plans assigned to them. Learn more »

Deliver the right curriculum at the right time, and manage all aspects of your workforce’s learning in this paperless system. Create learning curricula, develop blended learning using the tools of your choice, and track it all in one place. Learn more »

Technology

The Issues:

  • We don’t have the technology we need to efficiently manage professional development at scale.
  • The systems we do have in place and available don’t communicate with one another, creating a disjointed experience for users.

The HealthcareSource Way:

At HealthcareSource, we know that technology should be working for you, not against you. Our systems are built to make your life easier, by automating monotonous and time-consuming tasks, leveraging artificial intelligence to gather insights you never thought possible, and making managing it all easy and scalable.

How We Help:

Our scientifically backed behavioral assessments provide real data to help inform your hiring decisions. These hospital-specific assessments measure a candidates’ behavioral competencies that are key for performance in an organization like yours. Learn more »

Create or use our recommended actionable Development Plans based on an employee’s assigned goals, performance appraisals, learning assignments, or assessment results. Our system flags employees who do not have plans assigned to them. Learn more »

Invest more in growth and mobility and reduce friction for internal movers. Pair powerful behavioral assessments with our learning management system to identify the right employees and plot their succession paths towards leadership. Learn more »

Deliver the right curriculum at the right time, and manage all aspects of your workforce’s learning in this paperless system. Create learning curricula, develop blended learning using the tools of your choice, and track it all in one place. Learn more »

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