Health Care Human Resource Management

Week 4 Assignment – Health Care Human Resources Management

Overview

Company mergers are very busy and challenging times for corporate  leadership. The role that HR plays during a merger is often complex and  far reaching. In this assignment, you write an executive brief that  considers aspects of how an HR department might prioritize and operate  to support the union of two companies.

Preparation

How to Brief an Executive

There is no single correct way to brief an executive or other  stakeholder. The final deliverable is your choice, but effective briefs  have common elements; they should be clear, concise, relevant,  well-structured, and provide decision-making information. Here are a  couple of resources you may use to get started:

Scenario

Imagine that Anchor Hospital, a 250-bed medical center, is merging  with the similar-sized Saint Mary’s Hospital to better serve the needs  of their metropolitan community. An administrative board has been formed  to guide all aspects of the merger. They have asked all departments to  submit an executive brief that states their roles, intended model of  operations, and initial steps to build interdepartmental relationships.

The board’s primary concern for HR is how it will manage the merging  of the workforces into a single, cohesive, and effective team. They  want to understand HR’s primary role, guiding principles, and  application of current practice. Specifically, they want your vision for  the following:

  • A merger-related current best practice or trend that is being successfully employed by HR departments.
  • HR’s primary role in assimilating the workforces for the two hospitals.
  • The HR management model to be followed.
  • How to foster relationships between HR and department managers.

Instructions

Write a 3–4-page executive brief that address the following merger-related items:

  1. Recommend a relevant HR trend or practice that would be useful to consider as part of this merger. Justify your recommendation.
  2. Analyze HR’s primary role(s) as a strategic corporate partner in merging the workforces of the organizations.
  3. Recommend an HRM model that would effectively steer the joining of  each organization’s employees into a single, cohesive workforce.  Justify your recommendation.
  4. Recommend two initial steps that HR should initiate to develop an  effective relationship between HR and management. Justify your  recommendation.

Additional Requirements

  • Resources: Use four sources to support your  writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate.  Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within  your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access  the library or review library guides.
  • SWS: This course requires the use of Strayer  Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the  Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Determine strategies for HR operations including defining organizational roles and relations with leadership.

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