Accession Number : ADA632302


Title :   Getting It Right: Revamping Army Talent Management


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Cook, Brian S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a632302.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : U.S. Army officers face countless opportunity costs, especially at the mid-grade level, when deciding to stay in the Army past the ten-year mark of service. The scarcity of skilled labor in today's economy makes it important that organizations, especially the Army, retain their human capital investment. This thesis suggests techniques to acquire, manage, and retain talent to ensure that the Army's officer talent pool is not depleted. Some of the best corporate talent management practices are examined as an example for the Army to emulate. The thesis reinforces these proven techniques by examining corporate case studies, including General Electric and its leadership development, Sambian and its engagement, American Express and its use of talent profiles, and Facebook and its recruitment and retention practices. The thesis then examines current Army initiatives for future accession, development, retention, and employment of officer talent. The thesis concludes with recommendations for Army talent management to include an officer talent profile system that would increase officer engagement and hold leadership accountable for the retention of its officers.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *PERSONNEL RETENTION , ACTIVE DUTY , CAREERS , CASE STUDIES , CORPORATIONS , HUMAN RESOURCES , LEADERSHIP TRAINING , MANPOWER UTILIZATION , OFFICER PERSONNEL , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , RECRUITING , SKILLS , THESES


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE