The Canadian Forces Human Resources Framework – A Tool for Gap Analysis


  1. Otis, N.
Corporate Authors
Director General Military Personnel Research & Analysis, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
As part of the current initiative between the Chief of Military Personnel (CMP) and the Assistant Deputy Minister for Science and Technology (ADM (S&T)) to coordinate all research pertaining to human resources (HR), personnel and human factors, this study aims to create a new framework which will: 1) provide a formal structure to classify the research; 2) inform about existing research projects; and 3) identify any research gaps. This new HR Research Framework draws extensively from existing HR research categorization found in the academic/professional literature and CMP’s lines of operation. It has been validated by mapping Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces (DND/CF) HR research projects into its research categories; and gaps have been identified in categories of research where there are currently no, or very few, DND/CF research projects. This paper provides an overview of the framework and presents the results of the gap analysis, bearing in mind that it was conducted using only one year’s worth of data as a test case and does not reflect if earlier research may have touched on the identified gaps. Follow on studies examining past and present research for each component of the framework would be required for more definitive conclusions.

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2008-059 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2008
Number of Pages
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