Professional Development for Hospitals & Providers
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
Your Professional Development Treatment Plan
The remedy to your professional development challenge relies on one or more of the following key areas of focus.