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MGMA Insights: Developing Your Team Through HR Strategies for Employee Growth, Performance Management, and Recruitment

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In this MGMA Member Spotlight Podcast episode, host Daniel Williams speaks with Tony Schier, Executive Director of Cheyenne Obstetrics and Gynecology, about implementing successful human resources practices. They discuss strategies for developing employee skills, tracking performance goals, conducting effective interviews, and onboarding new hires. Tony contributed to MGMA's newest book, Advanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders: Human Resources Management Edition.
 
Summary:
Tony shares how his practice evaluates staff annually and encourages career development through certifications and training. He explains how setting organizational, department, and individual goals tied to key metrics helps improve performance in areas like patient satisfaction. Tony also discusses prioritizing integrity and cultural fit when interviewing candidates. The conversation provides insights on developing employees, implementing performance reviews, and strengthening recruitment practices at small medical offices.

Takeaways:
- Performance reviews focus on open-ended questions about accomplishments rather than a 1-5 scale to encourage dialogue. Goals are set to improve patient satisfaction scores and financial metrics like days in AR.
- When hiring, integrity and cultural fit are priorities. Schirer assesses soft skills during interviews and ensures fairness.
- New hires complete onboarding materials online and receive orientation, training, and shadowing with a mentor.

Sources:
Cheyenne Obstetrics and Gynecology
Advanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders: Human Resources Management Edition

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MGMA Insights: Developing Your Team Through HR Strategies for Employee Growth, Performance Management, and Recruitment
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