By Sheila Nataraj Kirby
This file examines previous and present administration rules and practices, and their effectiveness, in an try and know the way most sensible to control the enlisted strength sooner or later. The authors reviewed the literatute at the enlisted strength to profit concerning the results of assorted rules geared toward recruiting, preserving, constructing, selling, and transitioning army group of workers. The record provides an summary of the literature, with specific emphasis on its coverage implications, and a close, annotated bibliography.
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In addition, the importance of AFQT scores as a screening mechanism is underscored both for completion of the first term and for performance on the job (particularly in the more recent literature). Some of the major findings are listed below: Enlisted Management Policies and Practices: Evidence from the Literature 17 • Raising AFQT requirements for entry would screen out more blacks. • A small set of factors can reveal wide range of attrition risks, so screening on some of these might prove helpful in reducing attrition: educational attainment ( ↓ ), expectations of higher education ( ↓ ), unstable preemployment history ( ↑ ), dependent status ( ↑ ), women ( ↑ ), minority status ( ↓ ), AFQT (varies by MOS).
A range of innovative personnel practices increased job satisfaction and retention but show no real improvements in work quality, timeliness, or overall labor cost (Gilbert, 1991; Orvis, Hosek, and Mattock, 1993). 6) As we pointed out in Chapter Two, promotion is based on a combination of requirements and budget. With most of the service, promotion rates differ across specialties (although sometimes not in the expected direction—see Kirby and Thie (1996), pp. 25–60, for a history of DoD and the services’ largely unsuccessful attempts to control grade and seniority over the last 40 years).
1 Categorizing the literature and policies/practices according to this typology appears to highlight and illuminate the natural shifts in emphasis in enlisted force management over the last 20 years: Earlier, with the inception of the AVF, recruiting and retention appeared to receive the most attention; in the early 1980s and 1990s, measuring and screening for performance came to the forefront; in ______________ 1There is little written on requirements; as a result, we chose to exclude this topic from our report.
Enlisted Management Policies and Practices: A Review of the Literature by Sheila Nataraj Kirby
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