Covid, Online Wargaming, & Keeping Soldiering Skills Sharp

An online soldier community that has been deploying video games to help keep battlefield skills sharp has started to attract toplevel interest. Players in the tri-Service UK Fight Club have turned to wargaming titles as a way of engaging each other online and practising manoeuvres that could be used on real-life exercises. Now, having picked… Read More

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Should We Adopt a Structured Resistance Training Programme for Military Personnel Aiming to Optimise Army-Specific Fitness & Skills Performance?

Research Paper Title Effects of Periodised vs. Nonperiodised Resistance Training on Army-Specific Fitness and Skills Performance. Background This study investigated the effects of periodised resistance training (PRD) and nonperiodised resistance training (NPRD) on army-specific fitness and skills performance measures. Methods Forty-nine serving members of the Australian Army were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 training… Read More

Skill & Leadership…

“Beyond the requirement of a modern Army for technical skill in its people, there is the necessity for judgement and imagination – for leadership.” General Lyman L. Lemnitzer (1899 to 1988) Lyman Louis Lemnitzer was a United States Army General who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He… Read More

Veterans & Employer Ignorance

Nearly one fifth of UK organisations are unlikely to considerhiring veterans due to negative perceptions of their time spent in the military, according to a study by the Forces in Mind Trust. The most common reason given was a worry that this cohort would not have the relevant skills or experience. “Employers must ensure these… Read More

How To Write a Military-Civilian Resume

When job hunting, having a great resume is an essential tool for securing an interview. This documentation represents and provides the necessary information to recruiters. Having finished serving in the military, you now wish to transition into a civilian career. Only, doing this is not always as easy as you might think. Identifying skills and… 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