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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

  • EchoSpan was extremely supportive in the initial training portion and is extremely quick to offer support when required.
  • Filled our request for customization and were easy to work with.
  • Excellent on-line training videos
  • Extremely broad customization. Each task or assignment can be distributed to everyone, a department, a role, etc.
  • Easy interface: it doesn't require a bunch of pop-ups, everything just flows.
  • Minimal requirements: most courses just need a browser, no plug-ins or additional features.

Cons

  • It would be beneficial if the system automatically reported if an email was returned because of an incorrect address.
  • From an administrative point of a view they use an "and" relationship in their database and they need to move to and and/or relationship. So a nurse can work in the ED and hold a second job in the medical/peds. Right now HealthStream doesn't find that nurse and it takes a lot of work to find that 2nd job code on the administrative side. HealthStream should be able to pick that up.
  • It is lacking a 2nd supervisor field to pick up the 2nd job codes that are created which links up to issue number one. Once you find the 2nd job code you can't link it to 2nd supervisor.
  • The HLC/competency center needs alot more programming work. It's a newer program for HealthStream and missing alot needed requests. It needs checklist functionality or some special editable fields and an ability to change rater on the assignments to help the educators.

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
This product is not user friendly and requires too much training and must be used exactly as intended or it is not worth your time.

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.
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Support

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

Alternatives Considered

Both EchoSpan and the other vendor supplied comparable products, so the major difference was the cost involved. EchoSpan is much more affordable and offers a very similar quality of report.
I only selected the competency center - prior to my coming on board HS was already selected. I selected the competency center because we already had HealthStream and it only made sense to continue w/ HealthStream.

Return on Investment

  • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses
  • We are just starting a committee to track and document our ROI but overall we run reports quarterly to verify that our employees complete their HealthStream assignments on time to meet requirements so that is meeting our business objects.

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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