Healthcare Human Resources Discussion


Read the following:

HR Council. (n.d.). Getting the right people. Retrieved from

The article above discusses the importance of job descriptions and how they can be used to increase individuals and organizational effectiveness. In your discussion, discuss/answer the following:

  1. How can they simplify an Organization’s Human Resource Management?
  2. Discuss how you feel about job descriptions. Are they always accurate? Why or why not?

What is the purpose of “other duties as assigned”? What are the pros and cons of this statement? Expectations: 1 page, 3 cited sources from required reading.

Required Reading

Brannen, D. A. (2016). Why you should have job descriptions. Retrieved from…

Hauff, S., & Richter, N. (2015). Power distance and its moderating role in the relationship between situational job characteristics and job satisfaction. Cross Cultural Management, 22(1), 68.

HR Council. (n.d.). Getting the right people. Retrieved from…

Jackson, S. E. & Schuler, R.S. (1995). Understanding human resource management in the context of organization and their environments. Annual Review of Psychology. 46, 237-264. doi: 10.1146/

Pató, B. S. G. (2015). The 3D job description. The Journal of Management Development, 34(4), 406.

Smith, K. J. (2015). Conducting thorough job analyses and drafting lawful job descriptions. Employment Relations Today (Wiley). 41(4), 95-99. doi:10.1002/ert.21479

U.S. Small Business Administration. (2017). Writing effective job descriptions. Retrieved from…


Job Analysis Biz. (2012). What is the difference between a job analysis and job description? [Video File]. Retrieved from

International Institute of Management & Technology Studies. (2013). Job analysis, job description, job specification and job evaluation. [Video File]. Retrieved from

Optional Reading

Hawkes, C. L. & Weathington, B. L. (2014). Competency-based versus task-based job descriptions: Effects on applicant attraction. Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management. 15(3), 190-211.

UIC Human Resources. (2009). Writing effective job descriptions. Retrieved from…