Introduction to Managing Human Resources
Productivity of an organization depends on efficiency of employees and operational management. Health services are one of the fundamental sectors of the society. It aims to provide curative and rehabilitative care to patients with optimum level of services. There are three components of the health care: Human resources, physical capital and consumables. Proper management of human resources is a deciding factor for quality health care. In order to deliver health services, management takes into consideration various aspects of clinical and non-clinical staff such as their recruitment and selection, training, performance appraisal and other factors. Present report is prepared to elucidate the management of human resources in organizations. For that purpose, health and social care unit St. Patrick's Nursing home is taken into account.
1.1 Factors to be considered when planning recruitment of individuals to work in health and social care
For successful health care system, properly trained and competent staff is essential. While planning to appoint eligible and capable staff in the organization, following factors are to be kept in consideration:
Requirement: Fundamental step considering the management plans recruitment and selection of staff. By scrutinizing the number of existing employees, vacancy of employees are determined (Cooper, 2007).
Financial resources: Both number and cost of managing human resources are key concern of employer while recruiting employees. The organizations are both Government funded and also use employer-paid system. To get appropriate supply of trained staff this attribute is also taken int