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Retention of Millennial Employees in the Army Acquisition Workforce

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Technical Report,27 Jul 2015,07 Apr 2016

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Defense Acquisition University Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

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Millennial employees are not flocking to government organizations in large numbers. And employees that do decide to join the Army acquisition workforce are staying only for a short period of time. As this trend continues and the older generations retire, the skilled Army acquisition workforce shrinks. This research assesses whether there is a correlation between the Millennial generation and the well-documented employee retention factors, in order to devise a method for retaining Millennials in the Army acquisition workforce. Specifically, it explores the employee retention factors, generational characteristics, and generational differences in employee retention factors. The research uses existing case studies and additional scholarly sources, producing a conceptual model to illustrate the importance of the aforementioned components to accomplish the retention of Millennial employees in the Army acquisition workforce. Understanding the factors that enable Millennial employee retention will allow organizations to grow and prosper in the future.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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