Running head: Health Care Management
Assignment 1: Health Care Human Resources Management
Dr. Jo-Rene Queensberry
HSA 530: Human Resources Management in Health Care
July 21, 2013
1. Analyze two (2) current trends in health care that are affecting human resources management that may likely impact your hiring decision as HR manager. Provide support for your analysis.
Two trends in health care affecting human resources management that may likely impact your hiring decision as an HR manager are recruitment and retention and technological change. Recruitment and retention of the appropriate staff who meet the job requirements is very important. Currently ...view middle of the document...
This will likely assist in remove the less productive employees (Pizzi, 2011).
2. Suggest a significant opportunity for HR to become more of a strategic partner within an organization. Justify your response.
In any organization it is important for HR to touch all levels of the organization and to understand the organization’s environment. An organization who values their employees cannot afford having a human resources department that does not function in a strategic partner role. Human resources professionals, in organizations are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to work with talented senior leaders in an organization. They have the ability to successfully partner with each department within an organization to understand the overall business. HR professional can assist in designing strategic plans to balance the needs of the organization, the employees and the stakeholders. HR can help align efforts of the various functions within the organization with the established goals. They can support the organization’s functions by recruiting, developing and retaining company team members who are crucial. HR should be the driver of the organization’s values. They must not only focus on internal tasks but must step outside the box and fully understand the organization as a whole, how it operates, the competition and what could influence the organization's progress. They must be able to handle change, perform environmental scanning, understand outsourcing and processes associate with it. HR’s ability to manage technology and measure the effectiveness of all company-wide programs and efforts are critical. HR should be essential in leadership coaching. Building a strong reputation with each employee and management should be a strategy of HR. They are the most suitable group in an organization and should lead in the development of the strategic plan, provide key elements as well as measure the success of the organization (Smith, n.d). To bring about successful change and be a successful organization, HR should be the key leader and strategic planner in any organization.
3. Recommend a model of human resources management that would be the most appropriate for this organization in question. Provide support for your recommendation.
The counseling model would be my recommendation as the most appropriate. According to Fallon, Jr. and McConnell, this model is the most common in hospitals and other service organizations where the total cost of employees represents a relatively large amount of the budget. Since the hospital is planning to expand services to meet the needs of the growing community, the emphasis has to be on maintaining employees who are effective producers. In this model HR acts as the advocate for employers. They also provide a resource to managers for resolving employee a problem, resolving disputes and disciplinary issues ensuring a priority is placed on keeping privacy and confidentiality. HR will...