10. Human resources issues

Human resource management has a direct link to safety and security issues. As outlined in Chapter 21 Human resources, recruitment, hiring, leadership, workplace violence and termination of contracts need to be seen through a security perspective. Preparing in anticipation of potential problems (e.g. disgruntled staff) can allow for proactive risk mitigation. Citizenship, religious affiliation, political adherence, family background or ethnicity can play a significant role in security of the staff.

Female staff will require measures to be in place to manage menstruation while deployed, or while travelling, or due to working outside normal routines. Guidance on this can be found in Annex 12.18.