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Old 01-05-2008, 04:26 AM
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Thumbs up Have you tried evaluating your workplace online?

I visited this website and I evaluated my workplace according to several important factors, we should support those kind of site.

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Old 01-05-2008, 04:51 AM
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I 1 person gives a good or poor evaluation does that make it a good or bad place? There are many reasons why that individual might be biased. If a thousand people evaluate then that might be a different matter so long as the people doing the evaluation have been reasonably honest.

I am personally sceptical, what do others think?
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:36 AM
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I'm not really into those online evaluation tools. I don't think they are an accurate reflection of most practices.

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Old 01-05-2008, 10:48 AM
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I'm very skeptical, and paranoid.
I therefore didn't visit the site for fear I might be held responsible for my hospital closing down.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:05 PM
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Wow, Mr. Ian... lots of faith you have in your hospital there!

I'm not so much into those sorts of online evals either. Like Julie said, if it had thousands of evals, it might mean something.

Then again, every site with a thousand members has to start somewhere.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:39 PM
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Amandatlc1 -

It's an interesting concept and thanks for posting the link!

I thought about it, mostly because my hospital has a lot of good points to it and is a pleasant place to work, at least in the ER.

There is a problem with sites like this in that anyone with a grudge (real or imagined) would keep other nurses from looking at that hospital when it might be THE place for them.

Unless you are willing to put your name behind your review, it really doesn't mean much to me.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:16 PM
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Nah, I looked at the site, as far as page 3.
Primarily, I believe it represents nothing more than a marketing tool device with a gimmick 'evaluation' trap.

2. How Do We Use Your Information?

* We uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. We may use your information to better serve you by providing a customized shopping experience. As noted above, you may “opt-out” of this customization, or even visit and shop anonymously.

Nowhere does it state how they use the information to evaluate hospitals, or how that information might be used to better the service.

Of course the 'evaluation' theory is not bad; but it has to be for a purpose, not just a gimmick.

I don't like the "We limit access to your information on a “need to know” basis." principle unless I know who needs to know.
I don't think I need to supply my email address etc to evaluate a place of work. A simple "I work as a: xxx" would suffice.

And finally, the irony of the nurse image on the resource page above the quotation of "A happy nurse is an effective nurse" shows a Nightingale nurse pulling out what looks like cellophane amidst the battle of some war so she can no doubt get that bomb-blasted soldier back into the field - which really just reminds me; what we do is often pretty futile in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:15 AM
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Thanks Mr Ian for your useful evaluation. I have also had a look at the site generally and note that there is a forum for nurses. When you look there you see that the only person who has posted anything on this forum is Amandatic1 themselves.

Now that is cheeky!
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:01 AM
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That is some fine investigating... I guess we know why they need supported...

That being said, I did participate in a "evaluate your workplace satisfaction" survey our hospital particpated in. It was online, very lengthy, but, when all was said and done, they published the results, and actually started trying to address some of the lower scored areas...

It was kind of nice that I felt "they" listened...
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:27 PM
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In the NHS we have an annual staff satisfaction survey. It is national, currently a paper exercise and you can compare your organisation's results with those of others. It asks you about things like education and training, managment support, violence in the workplace (from patients / public) and bullying from colleagues etc. The link is here
This is the 2006 version, we just completed the 2007 one at the back end of last year.
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