HCA 465 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1
With specific reference to activities found within health care organizations, describe how three departments other than HR might have evolved in a manner similar to the evolution of HR according to the organizational management principles of the health care institution.
HCA 465 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2
If scientific management was the poor idea that some considered it to be, why was it so widely adopted in the early part of the 1900s during the industrial revolution? Provide at least one example where it is still in use today in health care settings and why it has not been updated.
HCA 465 Topic 1 DQ 3
Select one or two of the following HR models and describe under what organizational circumstances these models could be successful in a health care organization: clerical model, control model, industrial relations model, legal model, consulting model, and financial model. Select one or two models.
HCA 465 Topic 2 DQ 1
Why should a department manager be thoroughly familiar with pay scales appropriate to department personnel but refrain from making specific pay offers to potential employees? Discuss one potential legal issue with discussing an employee’s wage with an unauthorized individual.
HCA 465 Topic 2 DQ 2
What role should a department manager have in controlling the cost of unemployment compensation? Include the details of at least one best practice and a reference for the source used.
HCA 465 Topic 2 DQ 3
Briefly discuss three different situations in which a consultant can provide value to an organization. Provide an example for each situation to demonstrate how they provide value.
HCA 465 Topic 2 DQ 4
Why do experts contend that a primary characteristic of line personnel is present within a clearly defined staff activity such as HR or finance? Provide an example of a characteristic that would lend itself well to a task or duty within that department.
HCA 465 Topic 3 DQ 1
Provide an example within the past 5 years where an employment issue occurred due to a lack of employment vetting, reference checking, and credential verification. Why would it be important that employment vetting, reference checking, and credential verification be handled at one point?
HCA 465 Topic 3 DQ 2
How is it possible that employee referral programs, which often include the payment of signing bonuses and finder’s fees, can often generate the lowest cost-per-hire of all recruiting practices? Does your organization or one that you are interested in use a referral program? Why or why not?
HCA 465 Topic 3 DQ 3
What is the principal difference between “exempt” and “nonexempt” employees? Include two or three pros, as well as cons, in your explanation of both classifications.
HCA 465 Topic 3 DQ 4
Why should an interviewing manager review all available information about an applicant before beginning an interview? Considering that managers are busy people, is arriving for an interview with an unread application in hand acceptable?
HCA 465 Week 4 DQ 2
Referring to the Community Care scenario in the Allied Health Community, imagine that during the meeting many participants blame poor supervision/management. How would you remedy this? Provide specific examples.
HCS 465 Week 5 DQ 1
What are some examples of training and professional development programs within the health care sphere that have accommodated for various levels of technology readiness?
HCA 465 Topic 5 DQ 2
Consider the Hospital scenario in the Allied Health Community. Describe the best solution to address employee retention and development. Why do you feel this way? Be sure to respond to at least two other students who have offered different solutions and evaluate whether the other solutions or approaches would result in the desired goal.
HCA 465 Topic 6 DQ 2
Refer to the Transitional Care scenario in the Allied Health Community. Identify some of the potential underlying problems within the organization. Can you see additional issues? What would you reevaluate in terms of managing policies and procedures including the organization as a whole?
HCA 465 Topic 7 DQ 1
Draw from personal experience regarding your performance evaluation as a motivational tool. How does your personal experience inform your approach to using performance evaluations as a motivational tool as a health care administrator?
HCA 465 Topic 7 DQ 2
After reading the Primary Care scenario in the Allied Health Community, what could have been implemented to yield different results? Why is a proactive approach so critical to the success of employees?
HCA 465 Topic 8 DQ 1
How do you think individuals’ preconceived notions, prejudices, and their own interpretations of other cultures impact the workplace?