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Enter FY2020 goals in Performance Central this week

Oct. 15, 2019, 8:46 AM


The annual goal setting section of Performance Central is now open. Leaders and frontline managers are encouraged to develop goals with employees and enter them in Performance Central by no later than Nov. 8. Employees will not be assigned organizational goals this year.

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) employees will continue to follow their existing process for annual performance evaluations. VWCH employees should direct questions about performance evaluations to local Human Resources.

“Leaders and frontline managers are ideally equipped to develop the most impactful and actionable goals with their teams,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer. “Entering the goals and staying focused on achieving them will make a profound impact on those we serve.”

Leaders and managers are encouraged to solicit employee input, so that they can develop two-to-three specific goals reflecting the unit or department’s activities and align to the Pillar Goals: People, Patient Experience, Quality, Growth and Finance and Innovation. Just a few examples include: reducing falls, providing timely discharge directions, greeting every patient by name or research subject by name, retaining coworkers, etc. Studies show that when a person commits to a written goal, there is a greater chance of achieving that goal.

The annual performance goals can be specific to an individual, be a group of goals to cascade among the entire team, or a combination of both. These goals will be 25% of an employee’s overall evaluation score. They will not be tied to annual salary increases.The key is to set written goals and hold individuals and teams accountable.

There are a variety of helpful resources and job aides, such as how to enter goals into the system, on the Human Resource website, under the Performance Central tab. Additionally, HR business partners can help support departmental efforts.

VUMC Human Resources website

Performance Central link

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