Human Resources Management
April 2, 2011
Instructor Lisa Smith
With the many challenges facing the health care industry today, it is easy to overlook the advantageous roles human resources management has on the health care industry. The personnel can take on divergent roles, depending on the needs of the organization. Human resources is not merely a matter of recruiting the most qualified employee, but it also involves strategic HR planning, handling major HR challenges, and resolving unfair labor practices.
The process of formulating HR strategies and establishing programs or tactics to implement them is called strategic human resource (HR) planning (Gómez-Mejía, 2010, p. 22). It is a responsibility for HR managers to improve the ...view middle of the document...
These three challenges are important for human resources managers to deal with effectively before they become major problems. Environmental challenges are external forces beyond management control that pose threats on the organization performance. These forces may include natural disasters, skill shortages, or workforce diversity. Organizational challenges are internal concerns that can be managed with knowledgeable managers. These internal concerns may include outsourcing, technology, or downsizing. The individual challenges include brain drain, productivity, or ethical dilemmas. These challenges will require development of innovative ideas as the health care industry face rapid change in numerous areas.
The Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) creates rights and obligations on the part of unions, agency management, and employees (ULP). It is imperative that these rights and obligations are not taken lightly because employees have the right to file unfair labor practice charges against management. Human resources managers are always working toward resolving unfair labor practices by providing training and updates.
Human resources manage a variety of areas that impact the organization in many ways. The policies and procedures are in place for managers to enhance the overall well-being of the organization and the staff. Human resources have made it possible for organizations to strive through the relentless challenges that they face from day to day.
Gómez-Mejía, L., Balkin, D., & Cardy, R. (2010). Managing human resources. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Unfair Labor Practice. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.flra.gov/ulp