Strategic human resource management in a health system

Heaton, Robert and Erwee, Ronel (2003) Strategic human resource management in a health system. In: Pan-Pacific Conference XX: The E-Global Age, New Economy and China: A Close Up, 28-30 May 2003, Shanghai, China.

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This paper investigates the factors that influence the operationalisation of strategic human resource management and development in The Health System, a state health system in Australia. A survey was conducted among a sample of managers in all districts of The Health System. It indicates that the factors influencing the operationalisation of strategic human resource management and development, appear to be that vision and long term objectives do not seem to be clearly communicated to staff. There is not a close relationship between those that implement policy and those that devise it. Conflicts and contradictions exist either within or between policy and procedural documents that are to be implemented. Most managers are unsure if their staff is fully committed to implementing corporate strategic directions. Most of the recommendations relate to improvements in management and staff development programs, investigating resource and workload implications and improving communication at all levels.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions. This paper was accepted by the Pan-Pacific Conference XX, May 28-30, 2003, Shanghai, China, but the conference was cancelled due to SARS. Eventually published as Heaton, R and Erwee R 2003 ‘Strategic Human Resource Management in a Health System’. In Lee, SM, Wang, F & Li (Eds), Proceedings of the Pan Pacific conference XX, 29 – 31 May, Shanghai , p116-118.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 10:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: strategic human resource management; health system;
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920208 Health Policy Evaluation

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