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Human Resource Management Roles Human Resources Management Roles Human resources are a vital factor in all organizations both large and small. Back in the day

human resources main function was to hire and fire. Currently, organizations have lifted the roles of human personal functions to a much higher degree. This article outlines the human resources managements role in the health care industry. A hospital is a microcosmic community that operates like a small city, presenting the same issues with a stronger dynamic because of the human interaction factor. With functions that cover everything from performance management to safety, Human Resources Management plays a vital role in the health care workplace in ensuring the delivery of health care services and facilitating optimal patient outcomes. In any health care setting, the Human Resources department fills a variety of personnel needs that both employers and employees encounter. The role of this department is to manage all aspects of operations that are personnel-related (Healthcare Administration, n.d.). Responsibility for the effective use of human resources lies primarily with managers. Hence, all managers are personnel managers. HR professionals role is to act as internal consultants or experts, assisting managers to do their jobs better. Over the past three decades, the size of the typical HR department has increased considerably. This increase reflects both the growth and complexity of government regulations and a greater awareness that HR issues are important to the achievement of business objectives (Gmez-Meja, Balkin, & Cardy, 2010). Human resources managers are still in the hiring league of professionals, but hiring tactics have significantly changed. HR managers are now using strategic hiring methods to choose the right people, the right way, such as sending out recruitment ads to fresh out of college seniors rather than simply posting an ad in the newspaper for people with low qualification skills to

Human Resource Management Roles view. Health care organizations would want to direct employment recruitments to medical students educated in the area of interest. Many organizations also offer their own skill training programs and employment tests available to determine eligibility.

HR managers are responsible for more than just hiring. Keeping the hired staff is also critical role for managers. Managers tend to lean toward incentives such as employee recognition, security, and reward programs. Increasing wages can be a good incentive, but is not always the best. HR managers must take personal health, progress, and welfare of employees into consideration. Some organizations offer counseling for stress, marital issues, or even drug abuse. Organizations offer childcare and family planning resources. HR managers must also deal with claims for injuries, layoffs, harassment, termination, and other related claims. HR managers in the health care field also has to manage compensation, benefits, performance evaluation, implement professional development programs, remain in compliance with state and federal regulations, supervise employee meetings, organization, restructuring, and policies along with many other managerial duties. The human resources manager is responsible for overriding of different needs for both employees as well as the employer. The manager supervises all aspects of operations personally related to the organizations well being and growth. HR managers are now using strategic methods for staff recruitment and organizational structures. High quality health care relies on the HR managers skills successfully to adapt to challenges around the world and within the organization itself.

Human Resource Management Roles References Gmez-Meja, L., Balkin, D., & Cardy, R. (2010). Managing human resources. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Healthcare Administration. (n.d.). Human Resources Management Plays a Vital Role in the Health Care Workplace. Retrieved from http://www.healthcareadministration.com/humanresources-management-plays-a-vital-role-in-the-health-care-workplace/