Human Resource Management in Health Care: Principles and Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Business & Economics - 429 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

An Overview of Human Resources
1
How Human Resources Fits into an Organization
15
The Legal Framework ofContemporary Human Resources
39
Human Resource Activities and Managers
65
The ManagerEmployee Relationship
93
Position Descriptions
113
Department Managers and the Recruiting Process
125
Civil Service Systems
147
Addressing Problems before Taking CriticalAction
279
Documentation
297
Terminating Employees
311
Case Study Balancing Needs
331
Succession Planning
343
Relations with Labor Unions
355
Directions in Employee Relations
371
Human Resources Arbitration
387

Conducting a Successful and Legal Selection Interview
159
Employee Training
187
Compensation and Benefits
201
Performance Appraisals
219
Managers and Employee Problems
249
Using Human Resource Consultants
395
Maintaining anEffective Human Resources Department
409
Index
421
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