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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

HealthStream

21 Ratings
Score 7.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

I can't imagine a scenario where it is less appropriate than any other 360 tool. It's easy to use, customizable, and inexpensive. Reports are easy to interpret. Great tool for anyone looking to implement a new 360.

HealthStream

I would ask the project manager/leader if they intended on developing their own content, or if they were content with HealthStream's various content libraries. The decision to use HealthStream as a development tool, internally, cannot be taken lightly. There is a lot of work and required expertise involved in designing and maintaining original course materials. I would also ask if the project manager/leader had considered the amount of time required to manage a full-service HealthStream environment.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
HealthStream
7.1
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
HealthStream
7.3
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
HealthStream
7.0
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
HealthStream
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
HealthStream
7.3
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
HealthStream
7.3

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
6.1
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
7.5
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
5.0
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
6.3
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
7.3
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
6.0
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
6.0
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
5.0
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
5.0
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
HealthStream
6.7

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.3
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.0
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
8.0

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
6.0
Create succession plans/pools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.0
Candidate ranking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate development
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
6.5
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
6.5
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
6.5
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.0
Customized Application Form
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.5
Resume Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
6.5
Candidate Search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
5.5
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
6.5
Collaboration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
5.0
Task Creation and Delegation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
6.0
Email Templates
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.0
User Permissions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.0
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
HealthStream
7.0

Pros

  • Competency library is robust - includes pretty much any competency that you would need
  • Excellent customer service, both online (demonstrations of how to) and via phone/email
  • Completely customizable - different targets can have different competencies, rater types, rating scales, etc.
  • Designing elearning tutorials and assessments is very intuitive in HealthStream. This benefits the designer, but also the end user or employee who will ultimately take the test since the layout is also very user friendly.
  • Tracking statistics for employees; it is very easy to pull reports in HealthStream that detail scores for students on assessments, length of time it took to complete training, questions that were often answered incorrectly, etc.
  • Searching different user and employee groups for tracking is very intuitive, which saves quite a deal of time in the long run when needing to access these employee populations.

Cons

  • It took us a little while to figure out how to set up a 360 (we didn't watch the demo videos until later), but once we did, it was very easy to use.
  • Embedding elearning tutorials into HealthStream can be a bit complicated, and even slow down the site for the end user. In my experience, I found it much easier to just offer a link to the tutorial through the assessment portion.
  • Keeping users synced into the most up-to-date user groups can be a bit tricky. If you create your own student groups, and then these students transfer to a different job role or department, you will manually have to make these changes yourself. A more automated process would be great.

Likelihood to Renew

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.6
Based on 2 answers
Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
HealthStream7.2
Based on 11 answers
I would most definitely choose to renew our contract as HealthStream is a great tool that meets the needs of the organization when it comes to delivering and tracking training. Prior to rolling out HealthStream, most of the tracking would be done manually through Excel, and classes would all have to be done in person. HealthStream really optimizes everyone's time, and makes everything more efficient.

Performance

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.
No score
No answers yet
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
HealthStream9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to get support when needed regarding Healthstream issues

Alternatives Considered

Reporting, conciseness and detail.
In the past, I've used both BlackBoard and IntraLearn to manage health care eLearning. Intralearn, in particular, is a great in-house solution - although it does require full customization by the administrator as there is no canned content or content library resource. IntraLearn is integrated with Sharepoint, so that is a plus for any organization where Sharepoint is used for their web presence.

Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
  • More efficient just in time training
  • Create in house courses that meet the specific needs of the organization
  • Students can complete training during down time at work

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HealthStream

Pricing Details

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

HealthStream

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details