Retention Quick Polls of Three Navy Communities
Technical note Jan 2006-Aug 2007
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY MILLINGTON TN
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Retaining quality Sailors is a key goal of the U.S. Navy. Incentives, often in the form of cash bonuses, are offered to retain individuals with specialized and critical skills. Bonuses of up to 150,000 for a 6 year reenlistment were offered in FY07, and additional incentives are being considered to motivate personnel to Stay Navy. Since retention decisions are impacted by a number of issues, it is useful to know what motivates Sailors to stay or leave, and what incentives influence that decision. This report presents results of three Navy Quick Polls that asked about job satisfaction, continuation intentions, motivators to stay or leave, and incentives that would increase the likelihood of staying. These polls were targeted to the Naval Aviation Enterprise, Nuclear officers, and Special OperationsSpecial Warfare personnel. Findings show that, although job characteristics of the three communities may be vastly different, their concerns related to retention are similar.
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