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Performance Evaluation Methods - which one is more useful
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:23:10 Z
In the HR presentation, three types of Employee Performance Evaluation methods were discussed - Critical Incident, Narrative Essays, and 360 Degree Feeback.  I have used the Critical Incident method to evaluate my staff.  I would like to know which techniques are more popular/frequently used at the Middle Management level and C-suite level when evaluating staff? Has anyone found that one...

Importance of Contracting in HR
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:25:28 Z
All, It has become more and more important to comprehend and understand the contracting and negotiation elements within the human resources.  Recently, I read an article that calls for negotiation training and the need for disruptive innovation in the healthcare workplace.  It would seem that regulation and limitation factors on performance and an ever-demanding call for the latest cost...

Compensation for Board Members
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 03:40:29 Z
I found it interesting in the reading that on average no more than 25% of hospital systems in the US compensate their board members.  Valid points for both sides of the compensation argument (compensation vs. non compensation) was covered in the reading.  I am interested in knowing feedback from others in regards to which side of the compensation fence they are on and why, especially any...

Correlation among employee engagement, patient satisfaction, and quality scores?
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:26:33 Z
Recently, I conducted a study that analyzes the correlation (if any) of quality and patient satisfaction scores with our employee engagement scores.  Using an overall score for quality metrics (mostly core measures) and Overall Score for the inpatient units, I found that there's a small factor (of 0.6) correlation between patient satisfaction and employee engagement; meaning, for every 0....

Military Sturcture
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:25:50 Z
I found Ch 4 "The Board's Role" an interesting read. Civilian organizations board do directors is made up of volunteers; however, in military healthcare, you could be asked/told to serve on the board. Members maybe reticent to speak on issues fearing their evaluation or fitness reports will be affected. On the other hand, being forced into the position will help the individual grow as a leader.

For-profit vs. nonprofit organizations in healthcare
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:38:02 Z
It makes sense that boards of healthcare organizations should not put financial interests above human interests. However, in practice, do boards of for-profit organizations tend to place short-term  financial performance (to meet stakeholders' needs)  at a higher priority among other objectives than in nonprofit organizations? I am particularly interested in learn...