What Is Human Resource
DID YOU KNOW THAT?
The Chinese and Greeks used employee screening and apprenticeship programs
in 2000 B.C.
It is the legal responsibility of the employer to provide a safe and healthy work
The healthcare industry employs more than 3% of the U.S. workforce.
Employee benefits are considered incentives to recruit and retain employees.
In 1900, the B.F. Goodrich Company was the first to establish a human resource
Human resource management is defined as a system of activities and strategies that
focus on successfully managing employees at all levels of an organization to achieve
organizational goals (Byars & Rue, 2006). Employees are the human resources of an
organization and its most valuable asset. To be successful, an organization must make
The student will be able to:
• Discuss the history of human resource management.
• Define human resource management.
Identify four applications of human resource management to healthcare organizations.
• Examine the importance of human resource management to organizations.
• Assess the impact of Frederick W. Taylor on managing employees.
• Analyze the impact of the Hawthorne studies on motivating employees.
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employee productivity a major goal. The level of productivity can vary depending on
the skill levels the employees demonstrate in their jobs and the satisfaction levels of
the employees with the organization and their jobs. To develop a high-performance
and effective workforce, the organization should use human resource management
input in the following organizational areas:
1. Establishment of a legal and ethical management system
2. Job analysis and job design
3. Recruitment and selection
4. Healthcare career opportunities
5. Distribution of employee benefits
6. Employee motivation
7. Negotiations with organized labor
8. Employee terminations