The Importance Of Staffing In Organizational Management

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Organization Assessments:
Staffing
Decisions made about staffing in any institution can have lasting effects on the quality of work done by employees, staff retention rates, and consumer satisfaction. Staffing functions consist of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and orienting staff. Scheduling, staff development, employee socialization, and team building are also often included as staff functions (Marquis & Huston, 2014, p. 37). Staffing is an important phase in the management process to keep hospitals running at their optimum potential. Many health organizations are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and client needs must be met. (Marquis & Huston, 2014, p. 335). The workforce and staff members employed at the hospital should reflect
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402). The managers use many tools and methods in order to determine proper staffing. Formulas are designed for adjustments and potential changes in order to mix around the staff and find an appropriate combination. Diversity is another huge factor, having ethically and diverse staff members are extremely important in order to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse patient population. At AMC, the goal of scheduling and staffing is to meet patient care needs as appropriately as possible. The master schedule is posted in the department and in Patient Care Administration no later than 1700 hours on the 3rd Monday of the current schedule (McClarigan, 2013). Shifts vary according to department/unit and are developed based on patient need. Staff schedules in the hospital are reviewed as needed to ensure shift patterns meet patient care needs and workload on the …show more content…
574). Performance appraisals are generally geared to generate information about salary adjustments, promotions, transfers, disciplinary actions, and terminations. Work is an important part of a person’s identity and evaluating how they perform helps them grow as an employee. At AMC, staff has board meetings and annual performance appraisals. In the meetings, they go over how the hospital has been successful and evaluate each department. AMC is a small town hospital and the staff members are friendly and work well together. The hospital is passionate about showing what they accomplish and improvements they can make. Linda McClarigan (chief of nursing at AMC) puts together the meetings and recognizes how the hospital is developing

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