The Selection Process of U.S. Army Recruiters.
Master's thesis Aug 85-Jun 86,
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study was conducted through a structured mail survey to 1000 recruiters in the US Army in order to obtain information on how they were selected for recruiting and how this selection process affects their job motivation and well- being. The study presents the current recruitment situation and describes considerations as to the size of the youth population, educational implications, the level of unemployment, and future military requirements. These factors will affect military recruitment to a large degree and point toward an increased future competition in the recruitment arena. The study demonstrates the importance of personal communication as far exceeding any other medium of communication and emphasizes that the recruiters own attitudes and emotional well-being are essential to his effectiveness as a communicator and a recruiter. Among the conclusions which are drawn from this study there is one that the present selection process of screening and selecting recruiters based on their performance is a valid approach. However, a significant improvement could be made if this impersonal selection process was complemented by personal information through the chain of command.
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