Accession Number : ADA148086


Title :   Analysis of the U.S. Navy Food Service Recruiting Program. Part 1. Attitudes and Reenlistment Plans of Food Service Enlistees


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA


Personal Author(s) : Salter, Charles A ; Symington, Lawrence E ; Meiselman, Herbert L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a148086.pdf


Report Date : May 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : In an effort to improve food service recruiting and retention, Navy mess management specialists (MS's) were surveyed about their initial recruitment and their future reenlistment plans. About 42% reported that they did not want to become MS's in the first place, but accepted that rate as an expedient to get into the Navy. They reported receiving little recruitment information about the MS rate and believed that much of what they did receive was biased or untrue. Since inadequate recruiting information can cause later disillusionment, recruiters should be provided with more information about the MS rate, including visual aids. Only about half of the MS's planned to reenlist. Initially selecting more personnel oriented towards food service careers should lower costs in recruitment and training while improving morale and productivity. Many background factors were discovered to predict reenlistment plans. For example, older, married soldiers from small towns and those who have some college education were more likely to reenlist. Those planning to stay cited military benefits as a primary reason, while those planning to get out cited dissatisfaction with supervision and job conditions. To keep career people, therefore, the Navy should seek to maintain military benefits while trying to improve job conditions.


Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , *FOOD SERVICE , *RECRUITING , *REENLISTMENT , BENEFITS , CAREERS , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , JOB SATISFACTION , NAVAL PERSONNEL , PARAMETERS , PLANNING , PREDICTIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE