Explore contemporary human resource issues in health care management within the U.S. health care system. Contrast the differences between personnel administration and elements of strategic human resource management. Learn key concepts, such as line vs. staff relationships; the manager/employee relationship; job design and analysis; position descriptions; recruitment, retention and promotion; succession planning; legal issues; safety issues; labor relations; training; compensation and benefits; and performance appraisals. Discuss current trends in health care human resource management for context.