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Running Head: MANAGING RECRUITMENT AND SELECTIONWeek 4 Assignment: Managing Recruitment and SelectionKierra LairdMMHA-6500: Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior and Leadership forHealthcare Administrators Walden UniversitySeptember 24, 20171
Managing Recruitment and SelectionWeek 4 Assignment: Managing Recruitment and SelectionPart 1The three challenges related to recruitment in health care organizations are lack of qualified healthcare professionals; deciding between education or experience; and retention issues. The shortage of healthcare workers is a huge concern in the United States and this has been an issue for quite some time. Nevertheless, there is a growing demand for medical services, especially with the increase of aging and chronically ill people in the population. Also, there are a large number of baby boomers that are starting to retire. Once the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed in March 2010, it increased the demand even more. According to an article in the Stanford Journal of Public Health (2013), “the ACA may have additionally exacerbated the physician shortage conundrum. A lack of care is dangerous for vulnerable populations, especially the elderly, who have been shown to experience a disproportionate burden of the healthcare shortage. In addition, shortage areas, where 50 million Americans currently have limited access to care, may be stretched even further” (Montgomery, Para.7). Unfortunately, with the shortage in physicians we are experiencing it will be extremely difficult to provide care to the newly insured. The dilemma between hiring a person based education or experience is also a challenge. When going through the recruitment process you began by looking at the person’s credentials. In some instances, there will be candidates who have degrees but little to no experience, and then you have those individuals who have over 10 years of experience but they do not have the education. Trying to depict which is more vital to the organization can be complicated and slow the selection process down. Lastly, another challenge to recruitment is retention. Recently, hospitals have been experiencing high turnover rates which are extremely costly to the 2
Managing Recruitment and Selectionorganization. “Work force instability, as demonstrated by high rates of staff turnover and lingering vacancy rates, continues to be a major challenge facing health care organizations. The impact is manifest in workflow inefficiencies, delays in delivering patient care, and dissatisfaction among patients and staff, all of which can have significant negative effects on quality of care and patient safety” (Arena, 2016, p. 1). Once the recruitment part is complete, the next step is selecting an employee that has the right credentials to fill the current job opening. However, this decision is vital as it is extremely costly to hire employees. So, when selecting someone for a position it is imperative that we hire someone we are certain will be successful in that job. However human resource managers face