Reviewing Dietary Assessment Methods in Military & Veteran Populations

Research Paper Title Dietary Assessment Methods in Military and Veteran Populations: A Scoping Review. Background Optimal dietary intake is important for the health and physical performance of military personnel. For military veterans, the complex nature of transition into civilian life and sub-optimal dietary intake is a leading contributor to the increased burden of disease. A… Read More

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New Assessment for Commanding Officers

Future commanding officers (CO’s) are being given a helping hand into post with a temperature check on how they are likely to be perceived by their subordinates. They will receive a so-called “180 degree” assessment in which around a dozen troops provide feedback on a leader’s attributes. The CO’s will also be interviewed and given… Read More

A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Purpose & Comprehensiveness of the British Army’s Annual Individual Performance Appraisal System

Research Paper Title A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Purpose and Comprehensiveness of the British Army’s Annual Individual Performance Appraisal System. Abstract The British Army has undergone a major restructuring programme in recent times, whilst trying to withdraw from a major theatre of conflict. Their employees, the soldiers, are expected to deliver in diverse roles… Read More

What Should I Say at an Interview If I Failed My Probation at My Last Job?

Talking about failing a probation period can be difficult and embarrassing, depending on the reason you failed, for example did not like the job versus could not do the job. You will need to be honest, as the employer may state that employment is subject to references, and it is important to note: Be aware… Read More

When an Employee on Probation is Experiencing Difficulties

If the employee is experiencing problems at any stage during their probation period the employer should discuss these with the employee, and not wait until the next scheduled review meeting. The primary purpose of ongoing assessment is to facilitate a sustained improvement in performance of the employee and to ensure that they have had sufficient… Read More

If I Fail My Probation Can I Be Dismissed Without Any Chance to Fight It?

Barring certain exceptions, yes. In order to claim unfair dismissal in terms of performance, an employee must have worked for a certain period of time: Before 06 April 2012: One year. On or after 06 April 2012: Two years. It is only then that an employee is entitled to their main/ordinary unfair dismissal rights. However,… Read More

How Long Should a Probation Period Last?

“While a probationary period of less than three months probably won’t give an employer enough time to assess whether a new employee is a good fit for the business, anything longer than six months might put an unfair amount of pressure on the employee.” (Last, 2016). Although there is no legislation determining the length of… Read More