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Relias Releases Second Edition of State of Staff Development and Training Report

2017’s larger, more comprehensive survey provides insights into a national perspective on healthcare performance improvement.

CARY, NC, September 6, 2017 – Relias Learning, a trusted partner in online analytics, assessments and learning in the healthcare industry, announced today the release of the 2017 State of Staff Development and Training report. Designed for executives responsible for driving organizational performance and the individuals responsible for overseeing and delivering training programs, the report provides an opportunity for organizations to 1) benchmark their current practices, investments, and beliefs against a national sample, and 2) spur discussion on how to improve staff development and training to fulfill an organization’s mission, and do so in a sustainable way. The report is available at no cost and can be downloaded here: 2017 State of Training report.

The 2017 State of Staff Development and Training report was designed to get a national perspective on five broad staff development and training issues:

  • The perceived business alignment, value and impact of today’s staff development and training programs
  • Principal training drivers and emerging influences
  • Perceptions about the strengths and weaknesses of existing training programs
  • Current common practices in training management and delivery
  • Budgeting and the economics of staff development and training

While the report found that organizations that place staff development and training as a top priority tend to see a substantial impact on their top business goals, less than half of the respondents felt that training directly impacts their financial results. This disparity could be attributed to the fact that the clear majority of respondents indicate that the manpower and financial investments currently devoted to staff development and training are inadequate.”

“We were encouraged to find that more than three quarters of healthcare professionals reported high usage of online training,” said Mark Belles, Chief Operating Officer at Relias Learning. “Unfortunately the report also uncovered that only one in four respondents are able to evaluate if the training is actually working. This highlights the critical importance for organizations to implement an analytics strategy to maximize the value of the online training resources they’re currently devoting resources to.”

More than 5,000 healthcare professionals participated in this survey, with 15% of respondents holding executive or senior management positions and 50% of respondents holding other key training stakeholder positions. The survey represents professionals in the following healthcare sectors: health and human services, applied behavior analysis, intellectual and developmental disabilities, acute and pre-acute care, post-acute care, and payer and insurer.

“Our goal with this report is to engage decision-makers in the industry, and address real challenges they face every day,” said Jim Triandiflou, CEO of Relias. “The insights uncovered in this report provide a roadmap for organizations in the healthcare industry looking to improve the performance of their employees.”

About Relias

Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for 12,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them. 

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