For this assignment, I decided to interview my manager of the dialysis unit for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her phone number is . Due to company regulations, her email address cannot be distributed to the public. She has been the manager for this unit for the past 5 years. I had plenty of questions to ask her because I wanted to learn how she manages to run a successful unit in a federal hospital so smoothly. My first question for her was how she schedules her employees. From past jobs, I knew that scheduling was always one of the number one conflicts that management had. Between employees wanting to be scheduled off on short notice and the number of call-ins, I’m sure it’s a big headache for a job that needs its full staff on a daily basis. She stated that she tries to accommodate personal requests off but she never guarantees it. She said that all employees know right off the bat that if they request a day off when the schedule is already sent out, that their chance of approval is slim, unless they find a co-worker to switch days with them. On her unit, the schedule is sent out a month in advance, and all employees are aware of that. She stated that she never makes exceptions and that helps reduce the number of complaints she receives. She said that once you give in for one employee, be willing to do it for the rest. During my time on the unit, I noticed that some employees were assigned to a certain number of patients in different sections. I asked her how she determines which employee is with which patient. She stated that she has a charge nurse that manages the floor assignment. She is basically her assistant and manages everything on the unit since she cannot always be out there to observe everything going on. According to her, all employees are rotated so, they don’t get used to certain patients and that eliminates any complaints of whether the assignment is fair or not. Another major responsibility that comes to mind when thinking about management is the hiring process. So, I asked Laura Flood how she chooses who to hire. She stated that when she gets the budget to hire a new staff member she gets really excited because budget is one of the things that they worry about when it comes to staffing. She said that they usually post the job opening on the website, www.usajobs.gov. She stated that she has access to see who has applied. From there, she tries to see who has experience in dialysis or any unit that requires the specific skills that dialysis staff members need. After eliminating any candidates, she then asks the current team members to see if they know any of the individuals that have applied, and if they do, she will ask them for their input on the individual’s performance. Flood stated that it is important that everyone on the unit is able to work together, so even if the person applying is highly qualified, if other team members suggest not to hire the individual, she will not continue onto an interview process. Flood mentioned how important team work was for the unit, so I asked her why it is so important to work as a team for this specific unit. She stated that there is a large number of patients that they see multiple times a week, and it’s important that communication is open for all employees. When there are even just a few people that don’t get along, there tends to be tension and that can affect how daily operations run, even for individuals that aren’t involved. Within a hospital, all units need to be able to work as a team, because there are so many policies and procedures to follow when it comes to taking care of the health and well-being of an individual. There are also many different team members, such as doctors, nurses, and technicians that all have to center their care on the patient and it wouldn’t work if they weren’t able to communicate and work with one…
a company that serves a wide range of communities and customers, Walgreens believes wholeheartedly that we must afford everyone the same opportunity to build a rewarding career, along with the support and training to grow. Our more than 230,000 team members come from all walks of life and a variety of backgrounds. They bring different perspectives. Fresh thinking. Unique talents. And each individual delivers true value to our company, giving us the understanding we need to serve an equally diverse…
customer-focused business units or teams. The members of the team take full responsibility for problem solving, making decisions, and continuously improving the quality of their work.
According to Jeffery Pfeffer
“In The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First, Jeffery Pfeffer details the practices of high performance organizations.” (Jim Grinnell, 2012) According to Pfeffer, the peak performance of an organization offers:
1. Offering Job Security
2. Hiring Selectively…
and most of the 1990s was to create jobs and reduce unemployment, and the focus was less on job quality. Increasing the employment rate per se was seen as the key to social inclusion. However, at the meeting of the European Commission in Lisbon in the spring of 2000 improving job quality became an explicit objective as part of EU’s aim to become the most advanced economy in the world by 2010. Both the ILO and the OECD have taken up similar themes. Concern with job quality was said to be at the heart…
Job satisfaction includes challenging work, interesting job assignments, equitable rewards, competent supervision, and rewarding careers. The quality of work life and psychological rewards from employment are very important. It is doubtful, however, whether many of us would continue working were it not for the money we earn.
Employees desire compensation systems that they perceive as being fair and commensurate with their skills and expectations. Pay, therefore, is a major consideration…
formatting that may corrupt when your CV is emailed. It would be better to include a link to a webpage or share a file.
A statement of about 30 to 40 words that describe your work skills, such as highly organised, ability to work in a team or alone, motivated by a challenge. Don’t just list your own personal ambitions here, employers want to hire people that will contribute and add value to organisations — so, what are you going to do for them?
internet. As a result this can then lead to jobs being accessible as IT specialists and web page designers will be essential. Secondly all businesses have a turnover of staff, thus additional positions will exist in the business if a present employee leaves. For example ASDA and other various comparable supermarket chains will continuously need to recruit checkout staff, car park attendants and other employees due to a regular stream of employees leaving their jobs either to attend university or college…
Unit 5 Searching for a
Unit 5 – Searching for a Job
The aim of this unit is for learners to develop knowledge of how to conduct a search for potential jobs which match their skills and interests.
Learning OutcomesThe learner will: | Assessment CriteriaThe learner can: |
1. Know sources of information about jobs. | 2.1 Outline different sources of information about jobs. 2.2 Outline the assistance…
LEARNING TEAM CHARTER – TEAM “B”
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