Human Resource Management in Health Care

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-01
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett
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This practical, hands-on book introduces human resources to those who are preparing to work in any area of health care or health service. Written for practitioners and students in all disciplines related to health, the book covers important topics such as recruitment, training, termination, legal issues, labor unions, and much more. Each chapter features a case study to introduce the reader to key topics and concludes with expert commentary and practical suggestions that can be used in the real world. Chapters also feature learning objectives, discussion points, and resources. Many examples and a number of sample forms and documents are included, drawn from the authors’ professional experiences, and supplemented with input from other experts.

Table of Contents

An overview of human resourcesp. 1
How human resources fits into an organizationp. 15
The legal framework of contemporary human resourcesp. 39
Human resource activities and managersp. 65
The manager-employee relationshipp. 93
Position descriptionsp. 113
Department managers and the recruiting processp. 125
Civil service systemsp. 147
Conducting a successful and legal selection interviewp. 159
Employee trainingp. 187
Compensation and benefitsp. 201
Performance appraisalsp. 219
Managers and employee problemsp. 249
Addressing problems before taking critical actionp. 279
Documentationp. 297
Terminating employeesp. 311
Case study : balancing needsp. 331
Succession planningp. 343
Relations with labor unionsp. 355
Directions in employee relationsp. 371
Human resources arbitrationp. 387
Using human resource consultantsp. 395
Maintaining an effective human resources departmentp. 409
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