Reenlistment Incentives: More is not Better in the Fleet Either
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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Incentives such as reenlistment bonuses have a long history of use as a means of retaining people in the military services. The basic assumption behind them is more is better. In a Navy fleet survey of men in critical ratings, single incentives and double incentive packages were compared for potential influence on reenlistment in the all-volunteer force setting. There was no support for more is better. The most attractive items revealed a strong interest first in fate control in ones work, improved retirement benefits, and educational leave. Manpower retention strategies will have to take all three needs into account.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations