Planning human resources

Stewart, Lee, Taukei, Rusieli, and Usher, Kim (2009) Planning human resources. In: Jirojwong, Sansnee, and Liamputtong, Pranee, (eds.) Population Health, Communities and Health Promotion. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 159-172.

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Effective human resource planning is crucial to the success of any project. Successful human-resource planning begins with asking key questions at the outset, including questions about the project's major goal(s), required technical and complementary knowledge, skills and attitudes, availability of local skills and knowledge, credibility of local members of the team, and the possible necessity for importing technical skills and knowledge. A project's success depends upon good leadership, particularly local leaders, and the involvement of local champions and key stakeholders. Active partnership and real collaboration are requirements of all team members. The necessity for a powerful local sponsor will facilitate successful project outcomes. Roles and responsibilities must be clearly stated, and are best decided upon by the team themselves. Knowledge about not only technical requirements but also optimum communication skills should be assessed, and education and training provided throughout the project. Mentoring of team members is vital, and increases the possibility of sustainability of the project aims through building capacity for local people. Sustainability is the major aim of any health care project and is clearly linked with the empowerment of local stakeholders.

Item ID: 11130
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-556055-8
Keywords: active partnership, human resources, mentoring, stakeholders, sustainability
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010 04:12
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 50%
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