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The 2017 State of Staff Development & Training Report Is Here!

In March of 2017, we solicited responses from more than 5,000 healthcare professionals to identify trends, best practices and anticipated changes for their staff development and training programs. After countless hours of data crunching and revisions, we’re proud to announce the release of our 2017 State of Staff Development & Training report.

This report was designed to uncover a national perspective on healthcare performance improvement. The questions we asked centered around the following topics:

  • Impact of staff development and training on outcomes and behavior change
  • Use of pre-hire assessments to determine training and development needs
  • Principal training drivers and emerging influences
  • Perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of existing training programs
  • Motivators for financial investment in staff development and training


Who Should Care and Why?

This report is for two groups of people: the executives responsible for driving organizational performance and the individuals responsible for overseeing and delivering training programs.

The 2017 State of Staff Development & Training report provides you with the opportunity to benchmark your current practices, investments, and beliefs against a national sample. It also sparks discussion on how to improve staff development and training to fulfill your organization’s mission, and do so in a sustainable way.

Comparisons to Original Study

We were curious to compare our 2017 findings to our original 2015 findings to identify changes over the past two years. A couple of comparisons revealed:

  • A 5.7% increase from 2015 to 2017 of respondents who indicated that “training is a top priority
  • An increase from 73% in 2015 to 86% in 2017 of respondents who indicated that the importance of training being able to support licensing and certification needs is “extremely important


Key Findings

The 2017 State of Staff Development & Training study revealed several key findings, a few of which we included below.

  1. While 84% of healthcare professionals report high usage of some or all online training, only 26% of respondents have well-developed methods to evaluate if the training is put into practice on the job.
  2. 76% of respondents indicate that compliance is the highest motivator for investment in staff development and training.
  3. Organizations that place staff development and training as a top priority tend to see a substantial impact on their top business goals.

Discover more findings from the study and see how you stack up against your peers! Click on the link below to download the full report.

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Includes data on the following healthcare markets:

  • Acute and Post-Acute Care
  • Health and Human Services
  • Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Payers and Insurers


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