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HCS 341 Week 1 Discussion Question 1

What employment laws have the most effect on health care organizations? Why?

HCS 341 Week 1 Discussion Question 2

How may the human resource department improve its support of the operations function?

HCS 341 week 1 Individual Assignment Human Resource Management Roles

  1. 1.Individual Assignment: Human Resource Management Roles
  • Resource: Human Resource Management Roles grading criteria on the student website
  • Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you identify human resource management’s role in the health care industry. Describe the functional roles of the human resource department based on your textbook and Electronic Reserve Readings.

HCS 341 Week 2 Discussion Question 1

Describe the process an organization can use to forecast future staffing needs?

HCS 341 Week 2 Discussion Question 2

Why are complete and up-to-date job descriptions important?

HCS 341 week 2 Individual Assignment Legal, Safety, and Regulatory Requirements Paper

  1. 2.Individual Assignment: Legal, Safety, and Regulatory Requirements Paper
  • Resource: Legal, Safety, and Regulatory Requirements Paper grading criteria on the student website
  • Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining the effect of legal, safety, and regulatory requirements on the human resource process as they relate to the following statement:

Common sense and compassion in the workplace has been replaced by litigation.

To do this, consider the historic work place (what was the situation in the 1920’s, 30’s 40’s), the evolution of regulations, and today’s legal and business environment.

  • Explain why you agree or disagree with the above statement.
  • Focus on employee-related regulations established by the U.S., such as, Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Department of Homeland Security.

HCS 341 Week 3 Discussion Question 1

What positive and negative experiences have you had with corporate training programs in health care organizations?

HCS 341 Week 3 Discussion Question 2

Why are training and development opportunities important to certain employees and not others? To which employees do they appear to be the most important and why?

HCS 341 week 3 Learning Team Assignment Job Description Matrix

  1. 3.Learning Team Assignment: Job Description Matrix
  • Resources: Recruitment Matrix and Job Description Matrix grading criteria on the student website
  • Create a matrix identifying internal and external recruitment strategies and methods as part of workforce planning needs.
  • Follow the Recruitment Matrix template on the student website.
  • Include the following in the matrix:
  • Five recruitment strategies or methods
  • Internal or external strategy identification
  • oA detailed 200-word description of the strategy and why the strategy is appropriate for health care
  • Create a graphic image identifying the different components of the selection process. Examples of a graphic image are flowcharts and slides. Include the following:
  • oDifferentiate between job analysis, job description, and job specification.
  • oProvide a detailed 200-word description of job analysis, job description, and job specification.
  • Submit both the matrix and graphic image to your facilitator.

HCS 341 Week 4 Discussion Question 1

Are performance appraisals necessary? Why? How do they enhance future performance?

HCS 341 Week 4 Discussion Question 2

What steps should a department manager take when an employee exhibits problems meeting the job’s minimum standards of performance?

HCS 341 week 4 Individual Assignment Training and Development Paper

  1. 4.Individual Assignment: Training and Development Paper
  • Resource: Training and Development Paper grading criteria on the student website
  • Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper about training and education in health care.
  • Include the following:
  • oExplain why training and education are vital in health care.
  • oDefine competencies and explain the importance of measuring them.
  • oDescribe the process for tracking and evaluating training effectiveness.

HCS 341 Week 5 Discussion Question 1

What are some current and future human resource issues in health care?

HCS 341 Week 5 Discussion Question 2

How may effective human resource management deal with issues that are new or unique to health care?

HCS 341 week 5 Learning Team Assignment Human Resource Management Presentation

  1. 5.Learning Team Assignment: Human Resource Management Presentation
  • Resource: Human Resources Management Presentation grading criteria on the student website

Your Learning Team is the Human Resource Management Team at Patton-Fuller Community Hospital Virtual Organization. The new chief executive officer of your hospital has asked your team to prepare a presentation about human resources at the hospital.

  • Prepare a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft®PowerPoint® presentation for the new chief executive officer. In your presentation include the following:
  • oDescribe performance appraisal standards for your hospital.
  • oIdentify barriers and guidelines for effective performance appraisals.
  • oIdentify specific employee files that show due diligence of progressive discipline of employees. Determine if due diligence followed in the corrective action file of the following employees:
  • Bennie Bellamy
  • Alva Branham
  • King Lovell
  • Louise McFate
  • oExamine the changing role of human resource department in response to changes in the health care industry and apply the information to the situation.