Hampshire Constabulary's north south divide: a critical investigation into the causes of recruitment and retention issues for the police service in the north of Hampshire and suggested solutions

Atherton, Jim (2008) Hampshire Constabulary's north south divide: a critical investigation into the causes of recruitment and retention issues for the police service in the north of Hampshire and suggested solutions. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (305kB)

    Abstract

    The continued high costs of living in the south east, the rewards offered by neighbouring forces, and the drive to recruit an additional five hundred officers into the Metropolitan Police all indicate this is an issue that needs to be addressed urgently, to allow Hampshire Constabulary to maintain performance levels. The extent of the recruitment and retention problem in the North & East is difficult to ascertain, as few resources have been devoted to addressing the issue. This situation could be improved at little or no cost by refocusing certain existing processes on acknowledging this issue as one of importance to the organisation. The retention issues in the North & East OCU have potentially wide ranging effects on morale and performance, impacting on the psychological contract between the organisation and its employees. Although existing performance is being masked by budget overspends and creative management, it appears that even greater performance improvements can be made in the North & East OCU. The current special priority payment of [pounds]3,500 is a good basis on which to improve the current reward strategy. A total reward system could include this money to offer incentives such as healthcare, travel benefits and car insurance, for example, thereby moving away from a one size fits all approach. The exact monetary value may not be vastly different, but the potential retention benefits could be significant.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Portsmouth Business School > Organisational Studies and Human Resources Management
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/578

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...