A critical evaluation of the induction process in HMS Collingwood

Hunter, Raymond (2008) A critical evaluation of the induction process in HMS Collingwood. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This report focuses upon the induction process within HMS Collingwood which is currently the largest naval training establishment in Western Europe with an excess of 2000 personnel receiving training or forming part of the overall infrastructure. The intention of this report is not to focus directly on the facilitation of the induction process or to evaluate how good or bad the process itself actually is. The report focuses on the less tangible elements of the process or softer elements such as how retention is impacted by the process and how it is considered by management and the workers in this perspective. The report also evaluates how performance appraisal plays a part in the early stages of employment within the organisation. This is coupled with how mentorship is implemented in an organisation that employs civilian and service personnel alike therefore producing a blend of cultures that must adapt to meet the strategic aims of the organisation. The researcher used semi-structured interviews aimed at senior management through to those subject to the induction process with an input from those charged with the facilitation of the process. The data gathered produced varied results, as was expected from a fairly diverse sample frame, a willingness to do the best for the organisation was prevalent at every level and yet an almost blissful ignorance of the secondary or peripheral areas surrounding a contemporary induction process was evident almost throughout. The report intended to shed light on some of these areas and how they form part of the fabric of the induction process and yet in this case pass unnoticed by senior management and facilitators alike. The recommendations made are not designed to change the structure of the process but do intend to raise awareness of the value that truly effective induction training can bring to an organisation.

    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/589

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