THE RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, AND TRAINING OF SHELTER MANAGERS AND CORE STAFFS
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA
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The study explores the need for a peacetime shelter management cadre. The principal method is a systematic analysis of the goals of a fall out shelter as a system and the enfolding of the implications of those goals for shelter management activities. It is concluded that a peace time shelter cadre is necessary for establishing and maintaining the operational readiness of the shelter. Based upon analysis of shelter management activities, prototype management organization plans are proposed. The basic qualifications of key management cadre positions are described. Occupations are identified from which qualified cadre members are most likely to be obtained. Recruitment criteria are established and applied to potential recruitment methods. The criteria rule out traditional recruitment methods. An analysis shows how community influence structures can be used to facilitate recruitment of basically qualified personnel. Selection criteria are established and applied to potential selection methods. The criteria rule out many traditional selection methods. The training of a shelter management cadre in peacetime is discussed in terms of 1 content selection, 2 methods of training, 3 whom to train, 4 when to train, and 5 where to train. Also discussed are the problems of obtaining instructors, evaluating the training, and administering the training.
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