Do We Need to Develop & Sustain Initiatives that improve Military Career Satisfaction & Retention of Medical Corps Officers?

Research Paper TItle Army Physician Career Satisfaction Based on a Medical Corps Survey. Background It is critical the U.S. Army retains skilled physicians in the Medical Corps (MC) to ensure direct support to military operations and medical readiness. The purpose of this study was to examine US Army physicians’ opinions concerning: readiness to perform required… Read More

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Employee Surveys: It You Don’t Measure It, You Can’t Fix It

Employer enthusiasm for surveys is easy to understand, as a highly motivated workforce is seen as a secret ingredient for business success (theoretically at least). Employee engagement has been shown to have a statistically significant relationship with: Profitability; Productivity; Worker retention; Safety; and Customer satisfaction. However, surveys, generally, show that businesses mostly fail to motivate… Read More

3 Quick (Secret) Aids to Client Retention

To grow your business, or any business, you do not just need new clients; you need to ensure that your current clients keep coming back! If retention is not addressed, your business can become like a leaky bucket, where you get new clients come in, but existing clients drip away. For example, you may decide… Read More

Member Retention: Make Sure You Employ the ‘Right’ Trainers

I recently published an article on churn management, which is the art of identifying the customers who are likely to churn from (leave) a company, and initiating proactive measures to retain them. One of those proactive measures, according to the Mindbody (a management software provider), should be employing the right trainers. Mindbody found that fitness… Read More

The Six HR Challenges for (Fitness) Businesses

Introduction In simple terms, human resources (HR) is about the management and development of people. However, as business owners/managers we have to think of our workers as more than numbers on a spreadsheet or database. Like a business, workers have wants and needs, both professional and personal. And, it is important to understand this, as… Read More

What is the Criteria for Converting from an Open Engagement to a Versatile Engagement?

The criteria for personnel to convert from a 22-year Open Engagement (OE) to a 24-year Versatile Engagement (VEng), or longer term of service, varies according to the needs of the individual arm/service and branch of military service. The exact criteria for each can be found in this document: FOI – Terms of Service, 22 Year… Read More

The Grit Effect & Predicting Retention in the Military

Research Paper Title The grit effect: predicting retention in the military, the workplace, school and marriage. Abstract Remaining committed to goals is necessary (albeit not sufficient) to attaining them, but very little is known about domain-general individual differences that contribute to sustained goal commitment. The current investigation examines the association between grit, defined as passion… Read More