HR Management Role
The role of Human Resources in the health care industry isn’t much different than any other organization or business. All Human Resources departments still have the same job to do regardless of their setting, with a few exceptions. Human Resources in a health care setting must keep up with other health care promoters and caregivers. This is to help make sure that their facility is not behind everyone else’s. If a facility is not as up-to-date as the facilities in the surrounding areas, or paying their employees less, this can cause the facility money. Employees may leave that facility for a higher paying facility, and patients may choose the more up-to-date facility. HR has other roles such as hiring, physician and nurse recruitment, employee management, benefit and compensation management, counseling, claims handling, training and performance monitoring, professional development programs, state and federal regulations education, work place safety and sanitation, labor mediation, administration meetings and staff moral and retention (QuinStreet, inc, 2012) HR must also be up-to-date on any and all OSHA and HIPAA changes. Keeping employees informed of job safety, employee raises, how much vacation time each employee has, how many bereavement days an employee gets depending on which relative it is needed for, and any changes in insurance (Gomez-Mejia, Balkin, & Cardy, 2010). HR must also be knowledgeable about what their job title is and what laws come with it, so to not overstep their boundaries when it comes to staff and patients. HR also has the role of ensuring that any and all potential employees that are qualified for the job are hired regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation and religious beliefs. HR must remember that the facility is an equal opportunity employer and everyone has the right to an interview. HR must never allow their own personal feelings or beliefs get in the way of hiring the best person for the position....
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