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
Linking (Military) Fitness Tests for Job Selection or Retention with Job Performance
Research Paper Title Fitness Tests and Occupational Tasks of Military Interest: A Systematic Review of Correlations. Background Physically demanding occupations (i.e. military, firefighter and law enforcement) often use fitness tests for job selection or retention. Despite numerous individual studies, the relationship of these tests to job performance is not always clear. Methods This review examined… 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
SMEs: Training & Employee Retention
Research Paper Title Investigating the Impact of Training Influence on Employee Retention in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Regression-type Classification and Ranking Believe Simplex Analysis on Sparse Data. Abstract This study investigates the impact of available training alternatives (TAs) on employee retention in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A noticeable problem with this research issue is… Read More
British Army Nationality & Return of Service Report (1996-2010)
In July 2010 the (now defunct) Defence Analytical and Statistics Agency (DASA) published ‘Army Nationality and Return of Service Report (An Analysis of Nationality on Length of Service)’. Introduction This report identifies the differences in behaviour between trained soldiers of Foreign and Commonwealth (F&C) and UK nationality in respect to achieved length of trained service. Summary of Analysis… Read More
Predicting & Reducing Voluntary Outflow in the Royal Navy.
Research Paper Title Predicting and Reducing Voluntary Outflow in the Royal Navy. Abstract This research speaks to one of the major concerns facing the modern Royal Navy (RN), especially given the current economic and political climate – that is how to achieve and maintain the correct level of manpower to meet functional and operational requirements. The rate of Voluntary Outflow (VO:… Read More
How Much Qualification Pay Do You Get for Being a PTI?
Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) within the military do not receive any qualification pay (otherwise known as Recruitment and Retention Pay (RRP); previously Specialist Pay). The Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) provides independent advice to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence on the pay and charges for members of the Naval,… Read More
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