Surkova I.Yu. Human Resource Risks of Forming Professional Potential of Servicemen


Irina Yu. Surkova

Doctor of Sciences (Sociology), Professor of the Department of Human Resource Management, Povolzhsky Institute of Management – the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Sobornaya St., 23/25, 410031 Saratov, Russian Federation

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Аbstract. The article analyzes the objective and subjective factors affecting the personnel risks of a military organization. The theoretical model for interpreting risks is based on several approaches. A realistic approach is used in the analysis of simulated (survival courses, military exercises) or real (military operations, counter-terrorism operations, deployments) hazard situations. Subjectively biased approach focuses on the problems of the attitude of military personnel to the distribution of resources, duties, and responsibilities within the organization. A socially constructed approach becomes a resource for analyzing constructs of risk situations created in the media or various communicative Internet sites (forums, chats) that do not always have a real embodiment. A socially mediated approach denotes vectors for the implementation of the main directions of the reform of the armed forces and the changes associated with them. The variability of risks is revealed to specific innovations in the future formation of a new look of the modern military. The context of discussions in professional network communities of the problems of retraining and advanced training of military personnel in "survival courses" is studied. The main risks associated with the formation of the professional potential of military personnel are "motivation risks" (expediency and prospects); "risks of professional incompetence" (unpreparedness, problems in organizing courses); "risks of inadequate official behavior" (gender relations, adaptive processes during trials). As a result, it is concluded that an intensive military training program is one form of minimizing the risks of professional incompetence. This program is used as a tool that reduces staff turnover during the first year of service, facilitates the work of the personnel service, and serves as an information springboard for the dissemination of knowledge about risk and its importance for professionalization among recruits.

Key words: human resource risks, professional potential, servicemen, special-to-arms course, military professional competences, gender relations.

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