Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations
Carol Johns

Human Resources department provides vital services to any organization. In a health care
organization, HR is especially important. It provides support, benefits, and the list goes on.

  1. Which of the HR models appears most appropriate for managing personnel in a health care organization? Why?
The Counseling Model is my chose; this model is relatively common in hospital and other service organizations where the total cost of employees represents a relatively large proportion of the budget, and where an organization places an emphasis on maintaining employees as effective producers. Under this model, HR is likely to act as an advocate for employees, provide a resource to managers for people problems, resolve disputes and disciplinary issues, place a high priority on preserving privacy and confidentiality, stress training and development throughout the year at all levels of an organization, lag behind the state of art in effective compensation and benefits administration, and maintain a posture that is primary reactive.
  2. Discuss at least three (3) reasons why a department manager should be familiar with the organization’s compensation scales even though the manager is not expected to make specific salary quotations or negotiate salaries with prospective employees.
They should be familiar with the organization’s pay scales because it affects the pay of all departmental employees. Knowing relevant wage scales, what they mean, where departmental employees are relative to the scales and the relative position of each employee.   All managers should know how the pay scale works at his or her organization; it lets employees know that their manager is up-to-date on the requirements of the pay scales. When people that do the same job and similar lengths of employment but might be paid at a different rate, or when questions come up from other...