New People Strategies for the British Armed Forces

New People Strategies for the British Armed Forces

Hardback Cranfield Defence Management Series, 2

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

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  • Publisher: Frank Cass Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 19mm | 334g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714652121
  • ISBN 13: 9780714652122

Product description

Human Resource Management (HRM) continues to be a contentious issue for the UK Ministry of Defence and the British Armed Forces. This book is an examination of this area, through a series of conferences, seminars and publications at The Royal Military College of Science. There have been a number of important developments in the area of HRM in the Armed Forces. These have taken the form of strategic reports by the MoD and the Defence Select Committee. Our latest conference addressed a number of these issues from a forward thinking perspective. It recognised that the UK Armed Services may well have to start thinking "outside of the box" in terms of recruitment and retention, the role of women within the military and the need for an independent representative body to defend and put forward the views of the Armed Forces Personnel. This book, as with our previous publications, is designed to ensure that the studies are practitioner-based an set within analytical frameworks. In the ongoing belief that our approach will continue to open up the debate in this area and encourage further research and analysis, we have set out to make each chapter educational, informative and, we hope, as challenging as ever.

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Table of contents

The 2000 spending review and beyond - future implications for HRM in the UK Armed Forces, Alex Alexandrou; you're in the army now! Human rights and the Armed Forces, Allan Ross; military culture under fire, Helen Wildman; how to destroy an army - the cultural subversion of Britain's Armed Forces, Gerald Frost; women in the military - future prospects and ways ahead, Caroline Kennedy-Pipe and Stephen Welch; moral component - the "Regimental System", Patrick Mileham, the volunteers, Peter Caddick-Adams; reassessing recruiting strategies for the Armed Services, Hew Strachan; portfolio careers - the answer to the Royal Navy's officer recruitment and retention problems?, Jerry Plant; independant representation - the time is right, Richard Bartle.