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Do behavioral assessments really work in ‘healthcare’ hiring?

personality traits of employees

The purpose behind using a behavioral assessment is to figure out whether or not the test-taker’s innate behaviors as a human being line up with the requirements of the position. Job fit is key to employee satisfaction. Retaining top performers directly impacts a facility’s bottom line. So, using a validated behavioral assessment tool to suggest job alignment upfront can significantly impact retention in the future.

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Interview with Test Development & Validation Expert

Prophecy interviews VP of Test Development and Validation

Between her frequent flights in and out of the Louisville airport, I was able to steal a few minutes with Prophecy’s VP of Test Development & Validation for an exclusive interview. Leslie Jeffries, RN BSN, lives and breathes our clinical exam library. With over 15 years of experience as an RN, Leslie can attest to the value validated competency tests bring to quality hiring efforts. I hope you enjoy learning about what makes Leslie’s team tick!

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Closed for Labor Day – Monday, 9/1

The Prophecy Crew will be spending extra time with family and friends over the Labor Day weekend!

So, whether your long weekend includes strategizing your Fantasy Football draft, soaking in some extra sun rays, or grilling your favorite barbeque, the Prophecy Team wishes you a fun & safe holiday weekend.

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Top 10 Reasons Online Competency Tests are Worth Every Penny

pen and paper competency exam

Welcome to perhaps the easiest Top 10 list I’ve ever written. I’ll be honest – sometimes my Top 10′s become Top 7 or I reach out to co-workers to help with brainstorming, but this list literally came to mind faster than my typing could keep up.

So, if you are deciding whether or not to pay for validated, online healthcare competency tests, here are my top 10 reasons in the affirmative.

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Couldn’t have explained it better myself…Employee Testing Compliance.

Prophecy competency test comply with the law

You know those times when you are reading an article, or listening to a speaker, and thoughts like “Exactly!” or “I’ve been saying that for years!” keep flooding your mind. Well, that is precisely what happened as I read through Chris Brown’s latest article in the JD Supra Business Advisor, Employee Testing Compliance May Test your Patience. Enjoy these snippets that provide answers to our clients’ top questions regarding the legality of testing applicants pre-hire.

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Medication Administration Changes Prompt New RN Pharmacology Exam

reduce medication errors

Medication administration is one of the most complex and important job duties of registered nurses. The National Patient Safety Foundation (2014) reports that medication errors harm approximately 1.5 million people annually, costing Americans an extra $3.5 billion in medical expenses. There are hundreds of new drugs approved by the FDA each year, in addition to changes in medication administration policies, as a result of new research and evidence-based practice guidelines. As these occur, it is vital that nurses remain knowledgeable and competent in a variety of topics that surround the process of medication administration.

In keeping with these new updates, Prophecy is pleased to announce the launch of new RN Pharmacology clinical assessments today, Thursday, July 31st!

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Can you Calculate Pre-Hire Healthcare Testing ROI?

can you calculate roi question mark

One of the top reasons HR teams loath the task of justifying the use of validated, pre-hire testing is that the ROI can not be put into quantifiable measures.

Or, can it?

Learn our take on this question and register for our August educational webinar to further investigate the issue!

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Prophecy Healthcare® and Cross Country Education Present Intensive Nurse Manager Development Program

Improving leadership skills among Nurse Managers positively affects operational efficiencies, unit morale, patient experiences and clinical outcomes. Prophecy Healthcare®, the leading provider of holistic healthcare assessment tools, and Cross Country Education’s Nurse Manager Boot Camp, developed by Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN, partnered today to assist facilities in maximizing Nurse Manager success. Investing in leadership development of Nurse Managers improves operational efficiencies and communication to fuel superior patient experiences with optimal clinical outcomes.

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New Online Medical Surgical Nurse Competency Exams

It was time to refresh the clinical content of our Medical – Surgical assessments due to changes in evidence based practice, new medications frequently seen in this specialty, and general changes that occur with nursing practice for the population of patients seen in the Medical – Surgical setting. Equipped with LMS integrations for link to learn course remediation, Elsevier and Lippincott clients can benefit from a free integrated feature upgrade.

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Top 4 Uses for Healthcare Competency Parallel Exams

Prophecy Validated Competency Parallel Exams

From retest options, to ideas on professional development, this list incorporates client feedback on their favorite uses of Prophecy’s “A” and “B” versions of the clinical competency exams.

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