You are the newly-hired Vice President of Human Resources for the Bayside Community Health System. You’ve been on the job for just 3 months and have considerable experience in human resource functions. You have responsibility for all of the usual human resources functions, including the recruitment process, the training and development functions, and the retention plan. In addition, you have the additional departments of volunteers and the hospital chaplain services.
You’ve identified a number of serious organizational issues that are impacting the hospital. Turnover is high, there are many vacant positions, and the organization has a very high number of positions that are considered hard-to-fill positions because of national workforce shortages in nursing, pharmacy, and radiology.
The board of directors and the president know that they have serious human resource issues that will have to change in order for them to compete in the local healthcare market as an employer-of-choice. As in any healthcare organization, fiscal resources are limited, but the board is firmly committed to investing in a well developed human resources plan to decrease turnover and stem the ever-growing turnover and vacancy rates. The president has asked you to attend the next board of directors meeting to share your plan for addressing these serious issues. What will you tell them in your presentation to address the retention and recruitment problems? (Points: 5)