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Chapter 32 : Human Resources at the Local Level: An Important Component of Financial Management†

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Abstract:

This chapter concentrates on personnel costs because they are the ones over which a manager can exert the greatest influence. Although careful negotiation of contracts and searches for alternative suppliers can reduce the expense of materials, these costs are even more heavily driven by volume than are the salaries of workers. The chapter addresses some practical issues that face the manager on the front lines. It reviews the constraints on the ability of a manager to lead his or her crew optimally. There may be significant constraints placed on a manager by the history and culture of the unit, and perhaps by the capabilities of the employees. In this case, however, the appropriate way to view the situation is as a challenge rather than a constraint. The chapter discusses some important tools for getting the most out of employees. It considers some of the classic problems that may face a unit manager. The chapter provides some specific examples of ways that a manager may get the biggest return from the investment in personnel resources that the institution has made.

Citation: Winn, Jr. W, Westenfeld F, Lewis M. 2014. Human Resources at the Local Level: An Important Component of Financial Management†, p 589-596. In Garcia L (ed), Clinical Laboratory Management, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817282.ch32

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Table 32.1

Manageable and unmanageable cost components

Citation: Winn, Jr. W, Westenfeld F, Lewis M. 2014. Human Resources at the Local Level: An Important Component of Financial Management†, p 589-596. In Garcia L (ed), Clinical Laboratory Management, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817282.ch32
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Table 32.2

Constraints on unit managers

Citation: Winn, Jr. W, Westenfeld F, Lewis M. 2014. Human Resources at the Local Level: An Important Component of Financial Management†, p 589-596. In Garcia L (ed), Clinical Laboratory Management, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817282.ch32
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Table 32.3

The cardinal rules for optimizing performance and possible consequences of breaking them

Citation: Winn, Jr. W, Westenfeld F, Lewis M. 2014. Human Resources at the Local Level: An Important Component of Financial Management†, p 589-596. In Garcia L (ed), Clinical Laboratory Management, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817282.ch32
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Table 32.4

Classic personnel situations

Citation: Winn, Jr. W, Westenfeld F, Lewis M. 2014. Human Resources at the Local Level: An Important Component of Financial Management†, p 589-596. In Garcia L (ed), Clinical Laboratory Management, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817282.ch32
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Table 32.5

Practical approaches to optimization

Citation: Winn, Jr. W, Westenfeld F, Lewis M. 2014. Human Resources at the Local Level: An Important Component of Financial Management†, p 589-596. In Garcia L (ed), Clinical Laboratory Management, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817282.ch32

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