Unit 4 Assignment: County General Hospital Case Study
In this assignment, you will apply the key guidelines associated with employee retention and how they
connect with the four human resource strategies described in Appendix A of the text.
Read the Discussion Case in Appendix A regarding County General Hospital, and write a 2- to 3-page
paper answering the following questions:
1. What is the HR strategy pursued by County General? (Choose one of the four HR strategies
outlined in Appendix A of your text) Differentiation or cost reduction? Internal or external labor
orientation? Describe the reasons for your selections.
2. What programs do you suggest County General implement to decrease turnover? Suggest at least
two programs, and be specific.
3. What benefits would the various stakeholders (e.g., customers, employees, management, and the
community) gain by reducing turnover?
To successfully complete the assignment, the following are the minimum requirements:
Complete a 2- to 3-page paper, in addition to the title and reference pages, in APA 6th edition
formatting 12-point font, double spaced, indented paragraphs, citations, reference list, etc.
Review the APA formats found in Writing Resources accessed through the Academic Success
Center within the Academic Tools area of the course.
Your assignment should have a title page with the following information: Title of the paper, your
name, course and section number, and date.
Your writing should be well-ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your
viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.
Include introductory and summary paragraphs.
Limit the use of direct quotations instead, paraphrase and cite the author’s work. For a refresher
on paraphrasing, view this short Guide to Paraphrasing video and explore the additional resources
prior to starting your assignment. You can access tutorials, how-to videos, tutoring services, and
more by visiting the Academic Success Center.
Reinforce your personal opinions with at least two credible or scholarly research articles (quotes
from and paraphrases of these articles should not exceed 1015% of your papers content). Peerreviewed articles, journal articles, textbooks, and Library resources are examples of high-quality
resources. Note that Wikipedia, Investopedia, etc. are not considered reliable resources for this
Demonstrate your understanding of the weekly objective(s) through your response.
Ensure that a response to each question of the case study is included in your paper.