Military ‘Tech Pay’: RRP vs EPRA

In 2018, the Royal Navy introduced a recruitment and retention payment (RRP) for naval service engineers, which is paid as a daily rate to those who are OR-4 and above in lieu of the engineering professional recognition award (EPRA) which is paid to Army personnel. Army personnel do not qualify for the naval payment, but… Read More

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What are the Elements in the British Armed Forces Pay Model?

Elements in the UK military’s wider-pay model include: Core pay; Recruitment and Retention Pay (RRP); Supplements; X-Factor; Bespoke pay spines; Financial Retention Incentives (RTI); and Golden Hellos. Reference AFPRB (Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body). (2018) Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body Forty-Seventh Report 2018. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/armed-forces-pay-review-body-forty-seventh-report-2018. [Accessed: 22 January, 2019].

Recruitment & Retention Payments (2018)

Recruitment and retention payments (RRP) are paid to specific groups where there are long-standing recruitment and/or retention issues involving difficulties specific to some cadres or where external market competitive pressures exist. These payments are made where the Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not consider a bespoke pay spine is warranted. Bespoke pay spines provide a… Read More

Motivation: Money & Yellow Ribbon!

“We can not pay people to do their best, nor can we order them to excel.” Unknown “Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle and morality. As… 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

The Mind is the First to Quit

“The mind is the first to quit.” Unknown If you’re struggling to keep you new year resolutions going, or just finding things difficult, then maybe you might find some solace in the Royal Marines Poem. DON`T QUIT When things go wrong as they sometimes will When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill When the… Read More

Delivering Flexibility through People: Harnessing Human Capability [in the RAF]

Discussion Paper Title Delivering Flexibility through People: Harnessing Human Capability. Abstract This is the second of two papers arguing for greater organisational flexibility in the Royal Air Force (RAF). Necessarily broad in scope, they consider the consequences of a systematic move towards a strategy that prioritises flexibility against the components of Kenneth Galbraith’s Star Model. Whilst the… Read More