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 into account.
Eligibility: Health care sector is an industry in which service providers are closely linked with patients and vulnerable people to provide them intimate care. To attain the efficiency, equity and quality objectives, skillful, knowledgeable and experienced employees are hired. Employees with desired qualification such as associate degree in medical are hired (Day, 2007).
Competency: With the advancement in technology, there is the paradigm shift in process adopted in cure and treatment of the patients. New equipment and methods are being used. For that purpose, staff with the respective competency is required that possess knowledge of working with those equipment. Further, for purposes like assisting professional and doctors in their treatments and giving proper care to patients, the applicants are required to be competent.
1.2 Ways in which relevant legislative and policy frameworks of the home country influence the selection, recruitment and employment of individuals
Government and legislative bodies frame laws and regulations in their countries to ensure the protection of employees and consumers in various aspects. ST Patrick's Nursing Home abides all the laws framed by the agencies. By following all these rules and regulations, the nursing home intends to give equal services and opportunities irrespective of social, economic and cultural background. It imparts significant impact on functioning and strategy framed by the management to run the organization (Holyoak, 2003).
1978 Uniform Guidelines on Employees Selection procedures: The law is framed to ensure that recruitment process adopted by St. Patrick's Nursing home withstand the validation tests with proper use of the procedure.
Civil Rights Act of 1964: This law ensures that while pursuing the recruitment process, there is no discrimination made on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion or national origin. It also prohibits the discrimination of any kind in the practices, procedures and the policies of the organization.
Abiding the laws of equal pay act 1963 and fair labor standards, the organization fulfills legal parameters such as non discrimination in payment on the basis of gender and ensures that employees are provided with minimum salary and other work conditions which they are entitled to as per the legal norms (King and Lawley, 2012).
St. Patrick's nursing home embraces diversity among work culture by encouraging non discrimination in recruitment and appointment of the candidates. It leads to enhancement of productivity and efficiency of the org