nuclear Deterrence: Motivate to Recruit and Retain - Strengthen the Force, Strengthen the Perception
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States
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This research paper will apply the problemsolution framework to conduct a qualitative analysis of a collection of studies and provide a recommendation to resolve the ongoing lack of recruitment and retention within the Air Forces Nuclear Enterprise. The research begins with a background of the Nuclear Enterprise and a thorough explanation of the issue. The research paper then examines theories and studies within the realm of psychology, specifically focusing on workplace motivation and culture. This is followed by the use of monetary and other-than monetary rewards within the workplace to analyze the impacts on recruitment and retention. Furthermore, it explores mishaps that have occurred in the enterprise over the years and the current attempts to resolve the Air Forces inability to ensure recruitment and retention of Nuclear Enterprise personnel. The research concludes other-than-monetary rewards would motivate individuals to join and remain within the Nuclear Enterprise when used as a supplementary reward, provided the members lower-level monetary needs are met first. The conclusion is followed by recommendations that could be useful for boosting workplace culture, subsequently leading to stronger recruitment and retention statistics, and ultimately a stronger perception of U.S. nuclear capabilities.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations