Relevance of Best Human Resource Practices for the Armed Forces
Gurdeep Singh Narang*
Amity Lucknow Campus, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gurdeep Singh Narang
Amity Lucknow Campus, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh, India
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Received date March 21, 2016; Accepted date April 22, 2016; Published date April 29, 2016
Citation: Narang GS (2016) Relevance of Best Human Resource Practices for the Armed Forces. Arabian J Bus Manag Review 6:232.
Copyright: © 2016 Narang GS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Tough service conditions with high risk, relatively poor salaries, limited promotional avenues, frequent transfers and disruption in family life could be some of the reasons due to which the Indian Armed Forces are facing a severe manpower crunch in their officer’s cadre. Setting up of pay commissions on regular basis to review pay structure, up gradation of some of the ranks and appointment have also not been able to create a sense of wellbeing. Effective recruitment, competitive compensation, efficient training and development to retain the manpower available, has therefore become a greater challenge to the military leaders. This research was undertaken to analyse relevance of best human resource practices prevalent in the corporate sector and their application in Indian Armed forces to assist them in attracting and retaining the best talent. This paper concludes with the recommendations suggesting methodology and timelines to implement the findings to improve human resource management in the Armed forces.