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11 days ago

Mirlande Ovil

Lesson 1


Functions of human resource management in today’s businesses are recruitment and selection this is basically the process of captivating, screening, and selecting qualified candidates based on objective criteria for a particulate job. Another job that is required is orientation this is for new employees to adjust themselves with the employer and other employees. This should include the objectives and goals of the organization and how the employee can help to achieve long term goals. For instance, in a merger situation, differences between the businesses involved in the dealmaker conflict inevitable. Therefore, training efforts should include development of skills in conflict resolution.HR professionals have to sort out differences in the two companies’ practices with regard to compensation, performance appraisal, and other human resource systems. Settling on a consistent structure to meet the combined organization’s goals may help to bring employees together. In a downsizing scenario, human resource management must “surgically” reduce the workforce by cutting only the workers who are less valuable in their performance while boosting the morale of employees who remain after the reduction. In a reengineering situation, the way the human resource department itself accomplishes its goals may change dramatically. The fundamentalchange throughout the organization requires the human resource department to help design and implement change so that all employees will be committed to the success of the reengineered organization.

To start up own business, one would outsource a team that will help them manage one’s legal matters relating to labor. Legal matters are critical to handle and manage and require a person well versed with legal regulations and norms. Also, they may feel that by investing their time in the legal aspect, they will not be able to concentrate on other strategic matters of human resource management that are essential for one’s organization, like recruitment, selection, training and development, and employee engagement and performance management. Therefore, one would prefer outsourcing legal matters related to labor to an agency that expertise in it.

Lesson 1 Discussion


If I were to start a business, the technical aspects of human resources would be the areas I would most want to entrust to specialists. By technical, I mostly mean legal aspects. I feel this is an area where a business can suffer greatly and not knowing or understanding the law is not an excuse that works to avoid costly penalties or fines. Using specialists to achieve and maintain compliance within a company is critical and not where my strengths would be best used. In chapter 1 of our text we are told about the importance of human resource personnel monitoring the rapidly changing legal landscape.

Robert Davis and Michael Carnovali describe in their article, The HR Functions Compliance Role, many examples of the types of laws that a company must comply with. Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are just a few of the endless examples. Maintaining compliance also means more than simply the HR employees being aware of these laws. Another important area of compliance is making sure the company as a whole is made aware. I believe this is not only important for the initial success of the business but also the reputation and long term future success.


Robert Davis & Michael Carnovali.

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management w/connect, Noe. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 8th. Chapter one, video transcript.


9 days ago

Amanda Rouse



Amanda Rouse

September 5th, 2020


Discussion Post #2

Discussion Question: Merging, downsizing, and reengineering all can radically change the structure of an organization. Choose one of these changes and describe HRM’s role in making the change succeed. If possible, apply your discussion to an actual merger, downsizing, or reengineering effort that has recently occurred


This is a great topic to discuss. In the world we are all living in right now, everything is changing and developing into the “new normal”. For example, due to the global pandemic, it is now mandatory to wear a facial mask just about everywhere you go. The impact of the global Pandemic has caused tons of employees to work from home. In order to make his happen, business needed to reengineer. Reengineering is defined as a redesign business process, to achieve a dramatic improvement in business performance (Baker III M 1997). Reengineering it so important for a business to stay open and maintain profit in unexpected times like this. Therefore, It is very important for a business’s Humana Resource Management team working from home a successful process. If they don’t, than the organization may have to close and lose out on profit, which could eventually cause them to go bankrupt.

Through personal experience, I feel that reengineer is a good thing. I recently had to work from home for about a month due to COVID-19 and I realized that the new system and process our company is following it actually very beneficial and simpler than what we were doing before. Due to it being simplified employee are able to complete certain tasks at a quicker speed.


Baker III M. (1997) Reengineering Consultant. Journal of Management in Engineering

Noe R.A. Hollenbeck J.R. Gerhart B & Wright P. (2020). Fundamentals of human resources management (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education

Jamie Dovale

Lesson 2


Merging, downsizing, and reengineering can change the structure of an organization, which is what makes the HRMs job so important for success. Downsizing is when a business eliminates staff and their positions. When it is time for a company to downsize, it is the HRMs responsibility to help the company reduce its staff, starting with those who are least valuable especially in their performance (Noe et al., 2019, p. 43). So although that is a huge task to have the HRMs take charge of, it is also their job to keep those who have stayed happy through an unsettling time. According to Noe et al. (2019), a successful way to go about this situation is not to withhold information from staff and maintain open communication (p. 44). Because of the current pandemic, many businesses have found themselves having to seriously think about downsizing, the coffee and donut shop, Dunkin Donuts included. Dunkin Donuts announced they will close 450 store nationwide by the end of the year 2020 (Asperin 2020). All employees should be informed of why the downsizing is happening, what costs are going to be cut, how long the downsizing will last, and what strategies the company plans to put in place (Noe et al., 2019, p. 44).

Asperin and Nexstar Media Wire, A. M. (2020, July 09). Dunkin’ Donuts to permanently close

450 convenience store locations. Retrieved from…

Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B. A., & Wright, P. M. (2019). Fundamentals of human

resource management. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.


  1. Read and respond in no fewer than 50 words to at least 2 of your peers’ posts.

12 days ago

Nelson Gonzalez

Discussion 1


According to the textbook Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, the progression of continuous planning, monitoring, analysis, appraisal, and managing an organization’s strategic momentum is defined as strategic organizational management (p. 6). These procedures play a momentous role in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives. The long-term performance of any organization can be determined on the base of their strategic, managerial decisions and actions. This also demands the importance of having systematic monitoring of different external changes, opportunities, threats. It can be seen as an official step process that first deals with analyzing internal and external environments, the current situation of a firm, strategic planning formulation and selection of strategic decisions, and applying strategies.

Health care organizations operate in an ever-changing environment having unpredictable prevailing forces, and thus most challenges are postulated in front of these health care entities to deliver and maintain the quality of health care services. Creating and implementing a strategic plan is quite vital for these health care organizations in order to take advantage of this dynamic environment. The health care organizations that will benefit the most are those that can manage within a dynamic industry. As mentioned by Ginter et al. (2018), changes in the health care industry come from different kinds of forces such as economic market forces, lifestyle changes, technological advancements, legislative, and fundamental changes in the way health care is delivered (p. 3). Thus, only those organizations that can maneuver within these changes benefit the most.


Ginter, P. M., Duncan, W. J., & Swayne, L. E. (2018). Strategic management of health care organizations (8th ed.). Wiley.


Brandon Tiluscar

Lesson 1 Discussion Forum:Operation Management in Hospitals


Operation Management in Hospitals

Management of operations strategically and efficiently in healthcare influences the successful accomplishment of goals. Healthcare operations require power that provides efficient delivery of services to patients since it is their lives that is at stake. The functions in a hospital include management of a patient’s case, control of finances and the medical care given within and outside the hospital by human resource (Langabeer, 2016). A hospital can only differentiate itself from competitors by ensuring that its operations are manageable to provide services that patients cannot get at any other hospital.

Improvement of the quality of healthcare services and enhancing the affordability of the healthcare services by managing the costs of the management enables a hospital to achieve a competitive advantage. For instance, people tend to seek for medical attention in hospitals which provide quality services and are cost-friendly (Karuppan et al., 2016). It is through the management of such operations that a hospital can attract and keep its patients. Human resource management is another example of an operations management which entails an adequately trained and paid workforce who will undoubtedly offer the best care since their needs are well sustained. The management of costs in conjunction with the delivery of quality healthcare is the primary goal of operations management in a hospital which is crucial in the achieving and maintenance of competitive advantage.


Karuppan, C. M., Waldrum, M. R., & Dunlap, N. E. (2016). Operations Management in Healthcare: Strategy and Practice. Springer Publishing Company.

Langabeer, J. R., & Helton, J. (2016). Health care operations management: A Systems Perspective. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

12 days ago

Idayalys Alvarez

Lesson 1


Healthcare operations management is a discipline that integrates scientific principles of management to determine the most efficient and optical methods to support patient care delivery” (Langabeer, & Helton, 2016). It is the set of decisions that help address costs, process, technology, and productivity (Langabeer, & Helton, 2016). Since healthcare operations management transforms resources into health care services such as technology, personnel, space, equipment, and information (Langabeer, & Helton, 2016), these aspects of the organization would link to competition and affect their competitive advantage. For example, technology and equipment would differ from hospital to hospital, and it depends on the decisions made, as well as the possibility of the hospital to contribute to technologic advancements and equipment. Changes and improvements to any of these aspects would benefit the ultimate goal of providing the best health care service. One of the goals of healthcare operations management is to improve quality of customer service. With higher quality, medical errors are reduced, and there is improved patient safety, as well as higher levels of customer satisfaction (Langabeer, & Helton, 2016). Higher quality services are linked to the ability to secure higher prices, which drives increased market shares and operating margins (Langabeer, & Helton, 2016). Healthcare operation management answers concerns such as there being too many departments or people performing the same task, or how to improve speed and patient satisfaction, and how the organization compares to key competitors (Langabeer, & Helton, 2016). Ultimately, healthcare operations management guides the organization to be successful and therefore be competitive in the industry.


Langabeer, J. R., & Helton, J. (2016). Health care operations management: A systems perspective. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

12 days ago

Kendall Hill

Discussion 2


Kendall Hill

Discussion 2


A business is an organization or enterprising entity involved in commercial, industrial, or professional (Hayes, 2020). They can be for profit or non-profit organizations that operate to complete a charitable mission or further a social cause. A business is also referred to as the efforts or activities to produce and sell goods or services for profit (Hayes, 2020).

Is Health Care a Business?

Health care is both a business and a delivery system. As most businesses solely focus on increasing revenue and profits, health care is concerned on the quality of services at optimum cost to benefit majority of the people. Health care, although, must also make a profit at the end of the day to gain market value. Hospitals are large organizations that are different from most traditional businesses. Hospitals offer services to patients that are unique and not always available which distinguishes the product of health care from the production of other goods and services (Langabeer & Helton, 2021). Most hospitals are non-profit and focus on maximizing the wealth of the owners or shareholders to a lesser degree on the social or public benefits that are derived from the production of their services (Langabeer & Helton, 2021). Many hospitals aren’t focused on the key business issues, as most organizations are which is good because it promises change and opportunities for improvement.


Hayes, A. (2020). Business. Retrieved September 02, 2020, from

Langabeer, J. R., & Helton, J. (2021). Health care operations management: A systems perspective. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

10 days ago

Nancy Coggin

lesson 2


Hello class and professor,

Hospitals are in a category of their own compared to many other organizations, as hospitals primarily look at the intangible process

of treating and eliminating disease and improving community health care, while other organizations focus on goods, and or services that

maximize profits and generate stakeholder value. Hospitals typically measure the positivity outcome by evaluating quality care such as

morbidity rates and morbidity indicators, whereas most tangible organizations use business indicators such as return on investment and

economic value ( Langabeer & Helton, 2016). However, it is not to imply that a hospital is not a business. A hospital is most definitely a business;

what goes into managing the aspects of a hospital system are much like what goes into other organizations, which includes the management of

personnel, finances, equipment, technology, facilities, inventory, etc, and the entire supply chain management system (Langabeer & Helton,

2016). Hospitals have to operate like other businesses, and the goal is to produce revenue while providing quality healthcare services to its

patients. Thinking of a hospital as a business is an important aspect in the business operations matrix. If the hospital did not generate profits, the

hospital would likely fail, and the quality of patient care would be at risk ( Feigenbaum, 2020).

Feigenbaum, E. (2020). Categories of expenses & revenues in the hospital setting. Retrieved from…

Langabeer, J. R., & Helton, J. (2021). Health care operations management: A systems perspective. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.


12 days ago

Andrew Temme

Lesson 2 Discussion


A few of the major differences in the organizational structure of a nursing facility and a general acute care hospital are correlated to the management

arrangement in each. The standard structure of an acute care hospital is very different and does not follow the standard bureaucratic structure of many

organizations (Longest & Darr 103). The obvious reason is that the relationships between formal authority and the managerial hierarchy. Their structure is more

like a dual pyramid where they work side by side (Longest & Darr 103). There are several layers of management. The Governing Body is on top overseeing the

CEO with the responsibilities of communicating and overseeing their CMOs, CFOs, CNOs, and COOs (Longest & Darr 103). It is imperative that hospitals will

operate at peak performance if the relationships of these workers are developed and maintained (Longest & Darr 105). The easiest way to coordinate your

governing bodies with your professional staff organization is by appointing physicians to your governing bodies and adding nonphysicians to your governing body

members. The GB is under heavy pressure to perform its duties and responsibilities for changes in external environments.

While the general acute care system works alongside each other (Acute Inpatient Rehab Hospital vs. Skilled Nursing Facility), the nursing facility’s structure can

be somewhat similar to hospitals, but the titles and relationships are different. You still have your governing bodies, but they are known as the board of trustees.

The board of trustees is responsible for the medical staff is also known as the professional staff organization and the administrator of the facility. Under the

administrator are his hospital and clinical assistants. When maintaining staff retention it can be very difficult because of the high demand for RNs and PTs. The

demand for services for the elderly will increase as the population ages. According to, the national average length of stay for a nursing facility

was twenty-eight days and for acute hospital care it was a national average of sixteen days. The intensity of therapy was up to one or more therapies of one to two

hours per day for nursing facilities. The intensity of therapy is at a minimum of three hours per day, five days a week, for acute hospitals with specialists and

specialized equipment. For nursing care, registered nurses in a nursing facility have less time with patients compared to a hospital with 24 hours a day.


Acute Inpatient Rehab Hospital vs. Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF): In: Main Line Health: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2020). Retrieved September 02, 2020, from…

Longest, B. B., & Darr, K. (2014). Managing health services organizations and systems. Baltimore: HPP, Health Professions Press

11 days ago

Toccara Gibbs

Organization structure


A nursing facility is defined as an extended stay for either residential care for the elderly or individuals with disabilities. On the other hand, an acute care hospital is utilized as a short-term facility to treat minor to severe injuries. The similarities between these two facilities are that they share the same individuals that formulate polices. Yet, they differ by a multitude of structured levels within the organization. “Acute care hospitals have bylaws that states how to organize and details its officers, committees, and various process, including appointment of members, credentialing, and discipline.” (Longest & Darr, 2019) For example, Broward Health Urgent Care is leveled under a group of governing bodies that controls the different areas such as clinical support, patient services all under one roof. As to nursing facilities they must undergo and meet rules and regulations requirements. They only have a set amount of organization levels because the facilities are small. They are governed bodies of administrative, rehabilitation, and clinical support. Despite, the differences in the two they both are structured to help patients, and therefore they have the similarities with the governing bodies, its just in the size of the structure that differs.

Longest, B. B., & Darr, K. (2019). Managing health services organizations and systems. Baltimore: Health Professions Press.



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