What sections are required for the Capstone Project?

OBHR 63300 (Thomas) – Capstone Project – Central Columbia Hospital AnalysisCentral Columbia Hospital was founded in 1889 as a nonprofit, community based health care facility in northeastern Pennsylvania. This 116-bed, acute care facility employs 963 employees and is nestled along the Susquehanna River’s northern branch in Briar Creek. The facility provides general medical and surgical services to the surrounding community of approximately 70,000 people. The hospital is proud of its tradition of upholding its mission to these communities by providing comprehensive health care services in a compassionate, caring and cost-effective manner while maintaining the highest level of professional excellence. The hospital is in the process of a yearlong celebration commemorating its 125th anniversary. They are experiencing a fair number of interesting HR issues presented in four individual scenarios.A. What do we need to do?Task: Throughout the course, you will be provided with an overview of Central Columbia Hospital as well as four different HR scenarios. There are a series of questions (presented on the last page of this document as well as on the last page of each Scenario document) that relate to each scenario. You are tasked with answering these questions by applying course concepts and by utilizing high-quality, academic sources. Question responses should reflect your critical thinking, analysis, and application of knowledge (approximately 1 page response per question).Deliverables: One, compiled report with your responses to all questions. There are eleven (11) questions (with approximately 1 page response per question) = 11 pages double-spaced. Please use in-text citations and a references page using APA format. Throughout the course, there will be deadlines for rough drafts of the questions for each scenario. These deadlines are for your own planning only – rough drafts will not be graded or checked by the instructor.B. What sections are required for the Capstone Project?The questions are listed on the final page of this document as well as on the last page of each Scenario document. Please clearly identify the question number in your report when providing your response.
For example, “Scenario A: Question 1” as a section subheading.C. What are acceptable academic sources?Your textbook is an acceptable source but represents the bare minimum in terms of references. You are encouraged to use academic articles to help support your responses to the questions.
You can use Business Source Complete and/or Academic Search Premier to search for articles (requires PNW login):1. Go to the library website: https://library.pnw.edu/2. Under the search bar, click on “Databases”3. Select: Academic Source Premier or Business Source Complete4. Use database “Advanced Search” for keyword searches (i.e. “turnover” or “employee training”) within appropriate date ranges and journal names
Acceptable peer-reviewed academic journals:a. Human Resource Managementb. Human Resources Management Journalc. Human Resource Management Reviewd. Human Resource Management International Digeste. Industrial Relationsf. The International Journal of Human Resource Managementg. Academy of Management Journalh. Journal of Applied Psychologyi. Journal of Managementj. Personnel PsychologyPlease email me (jane.thomas@pnw.edu) if you are uncertain about a source.
SCENARIO A: QUESTIONS1. Explain the importance of the HR department as a business partner. Explain the actions Central Columbia’s HR staff should take to establish partnerships with other hospital departments.2. Under Green’s vision, HR will now be reporting to the CEO. What message does this send to Central Columbia’s employees? In what ways might HR be viewed in this capacity?3. What are the pros and cons of assigning Scott to lead the search for the new vice president?SCENARIO B: QUESTIONS4. Assess the talent management approach Scott employs with division leaders of the hospital. What are its strengths? What, if any, improvements would you recommend? Would you consider this initiative succession planning? Why or why not?5. Based on the scenario, how could Scott obtain senior leadership support to address the importance of talent development in the hospital? Provide a development plan that Scott and the HR team could present to Hillard. What data should be used to justify hiring a T&D specialist?6. Hillard said that HR does a “nice job of offering basic supervisory training.” Although offering a variety of training programs to meet the organization’s needs is critical, just as critical, if not more, is evaluating the programs being offered. If you were responsible for evaluating the supervisory training at Central Columbia, what tactics would you use based on the programs Hillard identified in the scenario (performance management and effective interviewing)?SCENARIO C: QUESTIONS7. HR professionals use many metrics to identify the health of an organization. Discuss why turnover is an important metric and how organizations can use this metric to develop targeted recruitment, selection, hiring and retention processes.8. By examining the data provided in the scenario, what conclusions can you make regarding the sources of the turnover? Discuss possible corrective actions Central Columbia could implement to reduce high turnover in the critical care unit.9. What correlations exist between turnover and employee age? What specific importance does this information provide Central Columbia, and how would you, as an HR professional, develop a framework to reduce the turnover in this specific age group?SCENARIO D: QUESTIONS10. How should employee use (or misuse) of social media factor into an overall disciplinary system?11. Discuss the challenges employers face when addressing the use of social media through the creation of a policy. Discuss whether you believe the policy should be specific to social media, or if it should be more comprehensive and address issues such as code of conduct, all electronic communications and other employee expectations.