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Imagine that you have applied for the position of Manager of Human Resources at an acute care hospital in your community. The hospital is planning to expand its services to meet the needs of a growing community. As part of the application screening process, you have been asked to write a document that outlines the steps you would take, as the manager of HR, to improve the effectiveness of HRM in this organization

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.

Suggest a significant opportunity for HR to become more of a strategic partner within an organization. Justify your response.

Recommend a model of human resources management that would be the most appropriate for this organization in question. Provide support for your recommendation.

Recommend a strategy that HR could implement in order to develop more effective relationships between Human Resources and the organization’s managers and senior executives, indicating how each strategy will achieve the desired goal.

Determine a specific employment law that may affect the hiring and selection process at the acute hospital in your community. Provide support for your rationale.

Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Human resource

The modern economic systems have known the secret of an efficient production by placing the human resource in the frontline.  The human resource is essential in the acute care hospital since all the production in the departments will depend on the human resource for implementation. Therefore, as the manager of the human resource department in this hospital, I will perform the following to ensure the effective growth of the organization. Since the hospital wants to open up another branch and we would need more work forces, first I will conduct a recruitment process across all the departments.

Secondly, I will hold a training process to make sure that the new teams are familiar with the acute care hospital culture of the working operation and service to the people. Third, I will allocate the new teams to different departments to work with the old team to ensure that they can bond together as we wait for the management to declare the dates for the opening of the new organization in the community. And finally, I will ensure that the human resource gets fair treatment from the management and also work according to the agreement set to avoid war and other disagreements that might exist when the other party’s rights are violated.

Question 2

The new firms setting are characterized by the changing relations regarding the environmental factors and the broader view of the human resources. In regards to the environmental determinants, we find changes in operating in the organizational structures, the economic, social and political factors together with the norms and customs in the communities. Consequently, there is also changes in the human resources like the new recruitments come with diverse creativity, skills, and experiences and in the same mode, the older ones are also developing regarding skills and knowledge, values and attitudes. Therefore, the above dimension reveals the following trends; (Brewster, 2001)

  • The constant intervention of the public and the legal complication in the relationship between the employers and the employees.
  • The organizations have increased regarding complexity, employment procedures, a distinctive order of owners, managers and workers in the firm.

Indeed the above trends create a unique problem in the decisions of any resource manager who might come with some notable changes to the existing one in the health care as discovered. Therefore, every manager has to come up with skills and maintain a competency in managing human resources which have been identified as the most important department in any organization.

Question 3

The human resource manager should ensure that the human resource strategy and plans are in line with the organizational ones and also ensure that the other departments accept and are in harmony with the strategy. Therefore, to achieve this manager should;

  • Ensure that he or she has consulted all the stakeholders on the nature and the viability of the approach.
  • Propagate and develop the supports of the strategies in the organization through a massive consultation process.
  • Conduct a checklist to find out whether there is the real commitment of the policies in all the existing levels in the body.

Question 4

The strategic management process consists of various activities that range from organization’s goals and missions to environmental analysis, the strategic formulation, strategic implementation, and evaluation process. The first step begins with the senior managers beginning with their position in goals and mission of the organization to describe the values and perhaps the aspiration of the society. The environmental analysis is designed to look at the organizational strengths and weaknesses through the SWOT analysis process. Then we have the implementation that is done by the departments like the human resource managers and others in the health care. And lastly is the evaluation process to determine whether the goals were achieved or not and what is there to be improved (Clark, Grant & Heijltjes, 2000).

Question 5

The governing HR strategies give the organization learning opportunities and the internal upgrading of the employees for their compliance with process based shifting mechanism (Clark, Grant & Heijltjes, 2000). The employee’s engagement would rather be easier to achieve if there were less of the governing strategies in the firm. The fact that the top managers find it easy to engage, motivate and inspire the workers provides a paternalistic mindset that would lead to serious management process such as struggling to achieve a good decision.

Question 6

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA, 1996), the law exist to bar the employees who regularly change jobs and yet they might not be having the right medical coverage due to the pre-existing conditions in the former working place. Therefore, the HR should always ensure that the people applying for a job vacancy in the organization provide a written document on the medical coverage. The HR should also ensure that they protect the team medical information to prevent any leakage to the society through people who are hired and then obtain the information then moves out to affect the community with the information through perhaps illegal trade (Kamoche, 2004).

References

Brewster, C. (2001). HRM: The approximate dimension. In J. Storey (ed.), Human resource management: A critical text (pp. 255–71). London: Thompson Learning.

Clark, T., Grant, D. & Heijltjes, M. (2000). Researching comparative and international human resource management. International Studies of Management, 29(4), 6–23.

Kamoche, K. (2004). Strategic human resource management within a resource-capability view of the firm. Journal of Management Studies, 33(2), 213–33.

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