Determination of the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Man-Hour Cost of Recruiting and Optimal Reserve Recruiting Model.
Final rept. Sep 95-Dec 96,
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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Because of the poor correlation with recruiting performance of traditional population measures, a new recruiting propensity measure called member-adjusted vacancies was developed. It combined propensity information from the number of TPU members in a ZIP code with potential production information from available vacancies. Member-adjusted vacancies correlate at the 0.91 level with USAR recruit production while none of the traditional measures did better than .21. An Optimal Reserve Recruiting Model ORRM was formulated that maximizes recruit production subject to recruiter limits or minimized the number of recruiters subject to production requirements. The ORRM solves for non-prior service and prior service production separately, providing a long-need element of control for recruiting managers. Because we exploited the special structure of the ORRM optimal solutions can be quickly arrayed on a spreadsheet and viewed instantly.
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