Simulation of Enlisted Sailor Assignment Process to Explore the Cost of Non-Monetary Incentives
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The attractiveness of an employer became more important for employees over time. It influences the decision to reject a job or to stay in the job. Incentives are useful to motivate employees to do their job and to stay with their employer. The U.S. Navy uses many different incentives to motivate sailors to stay in the Navy. The Navy spends the biggest amount of money to motivate enlisted sailors to stay in the Navy for the reenlistment bonuses. The budget for this reenlistment bonus increased over time, but it is still difficulty to meet the end-strength goals. The use of Non-Monetary Incentives NMIs becomes more interesting to stop the increasing in budget of reenlistment bonuses. The use of NMIs only makes sense if the sailor values these incentives higher than it costs the Navy. Therefore, the Navy has to know how much an NMI cost. To identify the cost of NMIs that are related to the assignment process, this research uses a simulation model. The simulation model simulates the assignment process and is used to identify differences in assignment related costs. In different scenarios, the single and combined use of NMIs was tested.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations