Linking Workplace Stress & Recognition

Do you give your all to your job but get little recognition? A study of workplace stress suggests that throwing yourself into work that you love, but not receiving appropriate reward, is a toxic cocktail for biological stress. Leander van der Meij, now at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, and his colleagues have discovered this by studying… Read More

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What was the Number of Candidates Eligible for Promotion in REME (2010-2016)?

Below is the number of candidates eligible for promotion from Sergeant (Sgt) to Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) between 2010 and 2016. Table 1: Promotion Year 2013-2014 Promotion Rank Eligible for Promotion Numbers Promoted Medical Grading Below P2 FE WO1 150 100 20 WO2 230 110 20… Read More

REME LE Officer Statistics, 2014-2017

Table 1 outlines the number of Late Entry (LE) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) officers for 2017. Table 1: No. of REME LE Officers for 2017 Rank Captain Major Lieutenant Colonel Total Number 110 110 10 230 Table 2 outlines the percentage of serving LE REME officers eligible for conversion from an IRC (LE)… Read More

The Number of Royal Engineers Promoted to Corporal & Sergeant, 2014 & 2015

Table 1 outlines the percentage of Royal Engineer Lance Corporals (LCpl) promoted to Corporal (Cpl) and Corporals promoted to Sergeant (Sgt) during the 2014 and 2015 promotion selection boards, for their 1st to 6th ‘looks’. Table 1: Number selected for promotion to Corporal or Sergeant Promotion Board 1st 2nd 3erd 4th 5th 6th Total Selected… Read More

The Number of REME Corporal Promotions (2009 to 2015)

Table 1 highlights the number of promotions from Lance Corporal to Corporal with REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) between 2009 and 2015. Table 1: Number of promotions to Corporal between 2009 and 2015 Year Number of Lance Corporals Presented to the Board Number of Lance Corporals Promoted to Corporal 2009/2010 314 290 2010/2011 341… Read More

Undisciplined but Promoteable…

“Devah Pager, a sociologist at Harvard University, has tracked the performance of 8,000 former felons who entered the American army after passing a screening process in the years between 2002 and 2009. She finds that the ex-cons were slightly more likely to be undisciplined but were also promoted unusually quickly. Is that just a quirk of military culture?… Read More

Workplace: The Military vs Corporations

“When it comes to pay, promotion, education,pension, job security and being ordered about, the military offers a freer and kinder existence than most corporations. And only a few civilians can turn up to work on any given morning to find they are off on an another adventure somewhere in the world.” (Falconer, 1998, p.51). Falconer,… Read More