Accession Number:

AD0786748

Title:

Reenlistment Incentives: More is not Better in the Fleet Either

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE