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Twin Oaks Hospital Case

Please help me with question 2 only of the article: Twin Oaks Hospital Case.


2. As the Director of Twin Oaks' HR department, what recommendations would you make to James Bledsoe?

Consider recommending the following:

1. 5% pay increase immediately for nurses and clerical staff (like Lexington)
2. Establish a job evaluation based on the concept of comparable worth (like Lexington)
3. A pledge to base wage adjustments on the findings of the studies, phased in over the next 5 years (like Lexington, except phasing in over a 5-year period)

I think that Twin Oaks should be in line with Lexington's Memorial Hospital's pay rate; however, since comparable worth might increase the wage as much as 10% (Janet's report), and the concern about costs (Charley and David), phasing in over a 5 year period would take this into consideration. Asking Lexington's about their evaluation process will be cost efficient (Janet), as well forming groups of 6-10 people from each department to formulate appropriate questions to evaluate their jobs (Janet). Other companies have successfully introduced pay based on comparable worth (Janet), so I would not pay much attention to Charles' three concerns (e.g., men's wages might have to be reduced, men unionizing, and free market issues as an argument against comparable worth).

I hope this helps and take care.


Solution Summary

Based on the Twin Oaks Hospital and from the perspective of Director of Twin Oaks' HR department, this solution assists in making recommendations to James Bledsoe.