Essays on Strategic Human Resources Management - Correctional Service of Canada Case Study

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The paper 'Strategic Human Resources Management - Correctional Service of Canada" is a good example of a management case study. The role of CSC in public service is to enhance public safety through the facilitation of custody and the effective reintegration of delinquents. Precisely, CSC’ s responsibility is to administer sentences that are imposed by the court, and this includes the supervision of custodial or community service sentences. CSC’ s mandate includes management of correctional health centres, lodges for Aboriginal healing, correctional centres and parole offices. According to Fidler et al.

(2005), these services are coordinated in five regional headquarters which provide administrative and management support and serve as delivery points for the organisations programs and services. CSC’ s management portfolio also includes management of a research centre for addictions, a learning centre for correctional management, staff colleges, and the organization's national headquarters. CORCAN, a special agency operated by CSC deals in the provision of employability skills and work for offenders in correctional institutions to prepare them for employment after their release. The objective of this paper is to provide an analysis of the Human Resource Management Plan for the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) for the three-year period between 2011 and 2013.

The organisation's priorities and plans are incorporated into the business strategy Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP). The primary objective of this strategic plan for human resource management is to enhance the effectiveness of the CSCs workforce. Background The rapidly evolving workforce in modern organisations presents numerous challenges to modern organisations. Some of the challenges that are unique to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) include a shortage of labour, change in demographics, effectiveness in labour relations and changing learning requirements.

The objective of CSC’ s three-year human resource strategy is to meet these challenges while strengthening the management of human resources.

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