April 9, 2012
Human Resources in Health Care
The health care industry is an ever changing, rapidly advancing industry. Each health care facility tries to be the leader in the industry and outshining the competition. To accomplish such tasks, it is essential for an organization to have the best technology and the best employees; this requires an efficient human resources department. Human resource management has many applications in the health care setting, both clinically and non-clinically. A human resource manager must ensure that the systems that are put in place for the delivery of care to ensure positive outcomes from the clientele that they serve. Human resource management is an exhaustive process and requires special skill especially in the health care setting. The success or failure of the organization depends on how well a human resource manager can function in their position.
A human resource manager has many functional roles within the company; the most crucial role involves selecting the right candidates to carry the vision of the company. It is only through a familiarity with the company’s policies and procedures that employees know how they should function on a daily basis. “Once an individual starts working with the organization, the human resources department will evaluate him or her over a given amount of time to ensure that the employee is fulfilling his or her duties for the organization.” (Clark, 2011).
In addition to hiring, there is also the issue of compensation and benefits for employees. “This will include salary, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and retirement packages. This can be an extensive job in itself because most health care organizations have a large number of employees.” (Clark, 2011). The department must ensure that there is fair pay for everyone, proper compensation based on position and years of service and that there...