Human Resource Management in the British Armed Forces: Investing in the Future

Human Resource Management in the British Armed Forces: Investing in the Future


Edited by Alex Alexandrou, Edited by Richard Bartle, Edited by Richard Holmes, Edited by Alex Alexandreou

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  • Publisher: Frank Cass Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 216mm x 22mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714651281
  • ISBN 13: 9780714651286
  • Illustrations note: 6 figures

Product description

Human Resource Management in the British Armed Forces continues to grow in importance. A great deal of emphasis has now been placed on "people issues" and these will grow in importance, particularly for the services, as the full effects of the Human Rights Act 1998 and implications of the Macpherson Report begin to hit home. To date there has been little academic investigation into human resource management in the British Armed Forces and this book aims to fill this gap by addressing some of the challenging human resource issues impacting on the UK Forces today. The book examines how the constraining demands and the contraction of core personnel have affected and directed the human resource strategies of Britain's Armed Forces and how they are dealing with the new realities and challenges of these strategies. The book examines how the Ministry of Defence and the three services have tackled the sensitive issues of homosexuality, recruitment of ethnic minorities, personal and professional development of service personnel and training of service personnel to deal with equality issues and the future role of the reserve forces. The book is practitioner-based and set within an analytical academic framework and aims to educate, inform and challenge, as well as open up debates and further research in this area.

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Table of contents

HRM in the Armed Forces - options for change to AFOPS, Alex Alexandrou et al; Armed Forces overarching personnel strategy, Gordon Bruce; a wasted investment - the career management of Royal Signals young officers, Graham Complin; "train for certainty -educate for uncertainty" - personal development in the British Army, Richard Nartle; the Territorial Army beyond SDR, Richard Holmes; tri-service equal opportunities initiatives, Richard Douglas; managing ethnic minority recruitment in the uniformed services - a Scottish perspective, Asifa Hussain; the times are a' changin' - homosexuality and the Armed Forces, Alex Alexandrou; homosexuality and the Armed Forces - the legal position!, Allan Ross.