Army Numbers Fall Again

Who would have thought targetting incredibly small demographics who historically have shown little interest in a military career, rather than your core male demographic that presents the vast majority of manpower, would have led to a decline in numbers?

Maybe if we remove anyone with a working knowledge of the military and the attached lifestyle from recruiting, and put civilians with chippy degrees to conduct interviews over the phone/skype/whatsapp that would improve things.....ideally all whilst making them wait 12-18 months to get in...

oh, wait....
 
Who would have thought targetting incredibly small demographics who historically have shown little interest in a military career, rather than your core male demographic that presents the vast majority of manpower, would have led to a decline in numbers?
You should see senior officers fighting to be seen with a minority and defending their rights.
**** operational effectiveness, a photo op with a gay, black, female Muslim single mother is a defining OJAR moment.
 
Who would have thought targetting incredibly small demographics who historically have shown little interest in a military career, rather than your core male demographic that presents the vast majority of manpower, would have led to a decline in numbers?
You should see senior officers fighting to be seen with a minority and defending their rights.
**** operational effectiveness, a photo op with a gay, black, female Muslim single mother is a defining OJAR moment.
You think you jest.

ED&I is now a specified target on all OJARs
 
Who would have thought targetting incredibly small demographics who historically have shown little interest in a military career, rather than your core male demographic that presents the vast majority of manpower, would have led to a decline in numbers?

Maybe if we remove anyone with a working knowledge of the military and the attached lifestyle from recruiting, and put civilians with chippy degrees to conduct interviews over the phone/skype/whatsapp that would improve things.....ideally all whilst making them wait 12-18 months to get in...

oh, wait....
Who would have thought that with an average 300 day time of flight, adverts released less than 100 days ago targeting incredibly small demographics would be reflected in the figures just released ^~
 
From the Defence Select Committee report recently released:

The repeated failures of Capita have affected recruitment across all three Services, and have done particularly serious damage to Army recruitment. If the service provided does not significantly improve very soon, the Department should implement its contingency plans and take recruitment back into its own hands. The Department’s attitude on this issue, of hoping year on year, rather like Mr Micawber, that something will turn up, is simply no longer credible or acceptable.
 
From the Defence Select Committee report recently released:

The repeated failures of Capita have affected recruitment across all three Services, and have done particularly serious damage to Army recruitment. If the service provided does not significantly improve very soon, the Department should implement its contingency plans and take recruitment back into its own hands. The Department’s attitude on this issue, of hoping year on year, rather like Mr Micawber, that something will turn up, is simply no longer credible or acceptable.
Its almost as if they are alluding that the Armys recruiting was in great shape before they handed over to Capita.
 
From the Defence Select Committee report recently released:

The repeated failures of Capita have affected recruitment across all three Services, and have done particularly serious damage to Army recruitment. If the service provided does not significantly improve very soon, the Department should implement its contingency plans and take recruitment back into its own hands. The Department’s attitude on this issue, of hoping year on year, rather like Mr Micawber, that something will turn up, is simply no longer credible or acceptable.
It's actually an Army failure. Failure to understand the offer, failure to effectively supervise the contract, and failure to sign off recruiting campaigns that might just generate the required numbers of soldiers, rather than specifically target insignificant elements of the potential audience.

The biggest failure will be lack of a credible (implementable that is) contingency plan. The means to do so were immediately snapped up by Carter's crew as savings and the manpower txd elsewhere and the infrastructure disposed of. Interesting to see who Carter blames.
 
Interesting to see who Carter blames.
He's in days-to-do mode by now, looking to brush it quietly under the carpet for the next bluffer to wrestle with it, I would think.

That's pretty much the SOP of the rapidly upwardly mobile. It's learned early on, and reinforced with every successive shiny OJAR.
 
He's in days-to-do mode by now, looking to brush it quietly under the carpet for the next bluffer to wrestle with it, I would think.

That's pretty much the SOP of the rapidly upwardly mobile. It's learned early on, and reinforced with every successive shiny OJAR.
Bless. You think he has days to do?

It’s just guess after guess after guess.
 
He's in days-to-do mode by now, looking to brush it quietly under the carpet for the next bluffer to wrestle with it, I would think.

That's pretty much the SOP of the rapidly upwardly mobile. It's learned early on, and reinforced with every successive shiny OJAR.
Oops.

Missed his move by a week.

That puts him in 'keep shtum' mode.

Likewise, his successor will be making like "it's no problem, I've got it all under control."

The charade could continue, until the next rotation, with Capita as the duty whipping boy, and the debris pile under the carpet growing ever-larger, but ignored.

This could run and run, like The Mousetrap.

I almost wrote "like The Windmill Theatre", but that involved a lot of folk being seen for what they were . . .
 
Oops.

Missed his move by a week.

That puts him in 'keep shtum' mode.

Likewise, his successor will be making like "it's no problem, I've got it all under control."

The charade could continue, until the next rotation, with Capita as the duty whipping boy, and the debris pile under the carpet growing ever-larger, but ignored.

This could run and run, like The Mousetrap.

I almost wrote "like The Windmill Theatre", but that involved a lot of folk being seen for what they were . . .
Or alternatively - you just make it up as you go along.

What a life wasted worrying about ones failures respective to others.

Tragic really.
 

Latest Threads

Top