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Why is Documentation Essential for Your Facility?

Posted by on September 7, 2018 in Blog, EMS, Software | Comments Off on Why is Documentation Essential for Your Facility?

Keeping track of employee performance is essential for training and certification purposes, enforcing policies & procedures, promoting growth within the ranks, and more. So whether you work within a law enforcement agency, emergency medical service provider, dispatch center, or a corrections facility, let's take a look at why you need a reliable system for documenting employee records.

Why is Documentation Essential for Your Facility

Know Who is Achieving and Who Isn't

There are a lot of moving parts within a public safety facility no matter what sector you're in. Being able to see who is performing above standards and who is not will help your supervisory staff members determine appropriate promotions, demotions, and other choices throughout the year.

Whether you’re capturing forms for a new hire, checking in with a seasoned employee, or ensuring your instructors are certified, a proper, digital documentation system will ensure you have up-to-date employee information when you need it. .

Just think: how easy does your current system let you know if a new hire or trainee is actually learning what they need to learn, or that your supervisors are teaching what they need to teach?

Find Patterns Within Your Department

If you have a problem with one of your employees, you need to be able to provide evidence of negative patterns of behavior when you meet to discuss possible disciplinary action. Using MdE, Inc.'s custom software solutions, you can easily generate reports on your employee's previous infractions, job performance and any training provided.

You should also have instant access to justify advancement for those employees who are performing exceptionally well and be able to generate reports on their accomplishments throughout the year (as well as over the course of their career) with the click of a button.

Stay On Top of Certifications and In-Service Training

Your staff will inevitably need to take additional training and certification courses to maintain their positions within your facility. With proper documentation through a customizable software, you can stay on top of upcoming due dates and receive automatic notifications well in advance of scheduled/ mandated training.

Customizable Software Solutions for Your Public Safety Facility

MdE, Inc. is an industry leading software developer, providing software and services for hundreds of agencies within the public safety sector. Our software suite captures daily observation reports, in-service training, instructor certifications, and other ongoing procedures which are essential to ensuring your department runs smoothly and effectively.

If you would like to learn more about our software and how we can help streamline the efficiency of your facility, give us a call today at 1.877.500.5396.