Thursday, May 23, 2013

Advancing Your Career at MHRI

As I mentioned in recent posts on Notes from Neil, we recently rolled out the associate survey results for MHRI.  We learned a lot about areas you feel we have made gains and those areas we need to focus on.

One of the most important things we learned from the survey is our need to improve in the area of 'Career Development and Professional Growth'. This section deals with providing opportunities for personal growth and development, having the training you need to do your job well and obtaining a clear understanding of the career paths across MedStar Health. 

In short, you are reminding us that our associates are our greatest resource and by investing in your growth, we are investing in the growth of the organization!

Questions on the survey about career development
and comparison to same question 2 years ago (column A)
and to the rest of MedStar Health (column B)

We have started the conversation about these results and want to come up with avenues to effectively address them.  This will take input from everyone.  At several of the Town Hall meetings, I paused and asked questions as to what people would like to see. Earlier this week, I attended the monthly Scientific Center Administrators (SCA) meeting to get their input. We want to gather up ideas that span the system and others that are going to be more targeted to be applied within a specific department. As an example, someone suggested a shadowing program to learn more about other career opportunities across MHRI.  Someone else suggested access to on-line training course.

We want to hear your suggestions.  Please post a comment below or go to our suggestion box on starport  at:


  1. Myisha D. Henry, PHRMay 23, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    The survey results & the associate feedback to these results were very telling! After the town hall I was enlightened and eager to show our associates that “We Hear You”, so I shared some of my initial ideas with Katie K. and my HR counterparts. Additionally, this was one of the main topics on the Associate Engagement Committee’s agenda this morning during our monthly meeting. As we met to discuss our operating goals for FY14, a lot of great synergy evolved around Career & Professional Development. The committee is energized and ready to make a difference in the research career ladder of MHRI associates.

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