Managing line managers' career development in a public sector organisation: a study of the career development of line managers' within the non-uniformed area of the support service at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS)
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AbstractChange has always been with us and organisations in general have all experienced a combination of fast developments in multiple areas such as the economy, technology and society in general. These have wide implications for the management of people at work and in parlicular the planning and management of their careers. Managers have responded to changing environments by adopting new and more flexible organisational structures, which in tum has implications for career patterns. This project presents a case study of a public sector organisation and how the organisation supports the career development of its non-uniformed line managers. It suggests what "good" career development looks like from the perspectives ofpractitioner and theory, as well as those line managers themselves. The project identifies that by providing "good" career development both the organisation and the employee will benefit. The employee by way offeeling valued and rewarded, which enhances performance and aids retention, and the organisation by having committed, satisfied and engaged employees allowing them to plan for the future.
CitationSmith, C. (2012) 'Managing line managers' career development in a public sector organisation: a study of the career development of line managers' within the non-uniformed area of the support service at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS)' MSc thesis. University of Bedfordshire.
PublisherUniversity of Bedfordshire
TypeThesis or dissertation
DescriptionMSc Human Resources Management
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