uman Resource Management [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3,


uman Resource Management [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 4 and 6, and view the Human Resources in Health Care Scenarios (Links to an external site.) resources.

The health care delivery system is currently experiencing a paradigm shift regarding the functionality and application of talent within their human resource departments. Many health care organizations include the human resources department in their decision-making processes to obtain a greater degree of transparency regarding employee input. As an example, the human resource department can provide recommendations on managing employee concerns and suggestions to improve positive health care outcomes for patients. This process of inclusion greatly helps to reduce patient complaints as well as issues associated with noncompliance of state and federal policies as well as accreditation standards. Further, human resource departments are considered experts in the areas of employee performance evaluation, recruitment, and training. Last, employee retention and job satisfaction in the health care delivery system is vitally important for health care organizations to maintain high care standards; therefore, human resource departments are tasked with providing employees a working environment that inspires both personal and professional growth opportunities.

As the human resources director, you are responsible for determining the actions taken for the following scenarios, as assigned by the first initial of your last name.

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Human Resource Management Scenarios

Scenario A: Mergers and Acquisitions

First Initial of Last Name: A, E, K, P, U, Y

Prior to completing this discussion topic, read the Economies of Scale: What Do Hospital Mergers Mean for Patients and the Community? (Links to an external site.) Refer back to Chapter 6 and Appendix A from your textbook to formulate your response.

In your discussion post, address the following: 

  • Considering the different demographics across the community, identify at least three types of specialists needed to fully serve the patients. Explain your reason for the choices.
  • Describe at least two incentives that could be offered to the doctors to make the position more appealing than offers they receive from other organizations.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of offering incentives to new hires.

 Your initial post must be at least 250 words and must use at least one credible source to support your discussion content. The supporting resource can be one of the required or recommended resources provided in this course. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. All referenced materials must include citations and references in APA format. Please see directions for including APA Style elements on these Writing Center pages: APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)

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