Training and Performance Management Practices in Our Field
Data suggests that initial and ongoing training are provided more frequently at organizations. Similarly, the number of organizations adopting performance management practices - which includes regular observation of staff performance where integrity data are collected, tracked, and analyzed - is also increasing. These data are exciting for our field, as they suggest that more supervisors and behavior technicians are receiving the support they need to be successful in their roles!
Specifically, a recent survey revealed that 66% of BCBA and RBT respondents reported receiving initial training, and 80% revealed receiving ongoing training. When asked about their organization's performance management practices, 67% of respondents indicated they were observed while working (Blackman et al., 2022). Although these numbers have increased since the DiGennaro Reed and Henley (2015) publication, there is still room for improvement!
BSTperform is designed to help supervisors engage in these practices and is used to ensure staff has the skills necessary following initial and ongoing training. Our platform helps you ensure your team feels supported and receives the training and support they need to implement clinical programming with high levels of integrity! Higher levels of integrity also impact the quality of services delivered.
Blackman, A. L., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Erath, T. G., & Henley, A. J. (2022). A survey of staff training and performance management practices: An update. Behavior Analysis in Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-022-00762-0
DiGennaro Reed, F. D., & Henley, A. J. (2015). A survey of staff training and performance management practices: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8(1), 16-26. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-015-0044-5