Talent Development

In support of our caregivers, we offer:


Development Opportunities

To help achieve our shared goals, we offer many development opportunities for caregivers to self-select to further their careers, including:

  • Development course tracks for each level of leadership through the Global Leadership and Learning Institute
  • Global Leadership and Learning Institute curriculum for executive and medical management training
  • A robust career planning website for caregivers
  • Blended learning opportunities using classroom, online and on-the-job formats
  • Mentoring programs
  • Accelerated development programs for high potential caregivers
  • An Emerging Leader program for aspiring leaders
  • Technical training in all clinical and technical fields

Additionally, we have caregivers in accelerated development programs. These participants are identified through Cleveland Clinic’s Succession Planning and Individual Development Planning processes and represent our future leadership.

Tuition Reimbursement

We offer tuition to all caregivers who have been employed for a year or more toward the completion of graduate and undergraduate degrees. Tuition is reimbursed at the end of the semester after each student satisfactorily completes the approved coursework. Investing in our caregivers futures enables us to continue to provide the best care for our patients.

Total Rewards

As Cleveland Clinic has grown, two central values have anchored us: our commitment to delivering world class care and treating our caregivers the same way. This means attending to physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational and financial needs. Our benefits include multiple health and dental plan choices, vision and prescription drug coverage, life and disability insurance, flex spending, partner benefits and more. In addition, we provide savings, investment and pension plans, wellness programs, paid time off, career development, and performance reviews. The total additional value of Cleveland Clinic benefits typically adds up to almost 30% of an employee’s base pay.

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Performance Management

We strive to provide all of our caregivers with annual or biannual performance and development reviews from management. This allows caregivers and management the opportunity to address existing concerns and set performance and development goals for the future.

Employees Receiving Regular Performance Reviews

  2013 2014 2015
Overall 94.3% 98.5% 99.2%
Female 95.6% 99.8% 99.3%
Male 91.4% 97.2% 99.1%

Tuition Reimbursement


Cleveland Clinic offers tuition reimbursement to all caregivers towards the completion of graduate and undergraduate degrees after satisfactorily completing approved courses.


Our center for Technology-Enhanced Knowledge and Instruction provides all employees with access to classes on a variety of topics, from compliance and patient safety to specific topics for physicians, nurses and other professional groups.

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Project SEARCH

We partner with Project SEARCH to provide on-site internship experiences to young adults with disabilities. This program helps them acquire skills that can lead to competitive employment.

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