Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Human resource management for the Cypriot National Guard : a critical analysis
Author: Constantinou, Chrisostomos
ISNI:       0000 0004 6056 8431
Awarding Body: Middlesex University
Current Institution: Middlesex University
Date of Award: 2017
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
Organisational resources are divided into three major categories: human resources, financial resources and technological resources. The latter two categories have gone through major and well-known transformations over time. Human resources management, despite the uninterrupted relationship between the human being and work organisations, has been extensively developed only after the Second World War. This progress enabled organisations to view their employees with their knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics, (KSAOs) as a core competence promoting thus HRM to a strategic process. The Cypriot National Guard (CNG) constitutes the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cyprus since 1964 after the bi-communal riots between Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots. The CNG is managed by the Cypriot National Guard’s General Staff (CNGGS) and by permanent personnel that by law belongs to the Cypriot Armed Forces1 but is dispatched for service to the CNG. The main HRM activities that are analysed are those of job analysis, job description, personnel recruitment, personnel selection, career management, performance management and strategic reward management. The aim of this research is to provide an analysis of major HRM activities as they are performed by the CNG in comparison with prominent theoretical propositions, successful practices and personnel perceptions in order, to deliver a set of conclusions and recommendations that will enable improvement and modernisation. The first objective for this project is to provide a deep analysis of modern and prominent theoretical aspects of these human resource management activities with practical examples of successful organisations and foreign armies. The next objective is to analyse in depth the current HRM system’s activities as they are used and implemented by the National Guard. This provides a clear view of how the system works and what are the main HRM processes. All the data gathering methods provide different perspectives of the current system in a way that facilitates better understanding of the way the system works within the CNG. With the identification of theoretical and practical aspects a critical analysis is possible. The problems of the current system, practices of other armies and theoretical propositions are compared, possible solutions are analysed in order to deliver a set of proposed improved practices
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Prof.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available