Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Unknown_Quantity, Jan 8, 2005.

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  1. Unknown_Quantity

    Unknown_Quantity War Hero Moderator

    Has anyone here seen an attendance problem at a unit that was successfully solved? What was it that brought people back? how was their attention held and how were they persuaded to come into the unit rather than all the other "pressing engagements" they may have?
  2. Voluntary extra PT , and "Company out on the town" sessions.

    A more imaginative training package works too, or is it just coincidence you can always guarantee a good turn out for OBUA weekends?
  3. Lots of the guys went away for about six months, it got really quiet and then most of them came back all on their own... I don't know if it'll happen again?
  4. Rearrangement of Troops from equal splits into command and TAC Gp. The whole place changed once the TCs were commanding the same guys week in week out as they did in the field. A more coherent focus rather than the vaguely split loyalties of the previous set up.

    Get the wives/significant others on side.
  5. msr

    msr LE

    Have a look at 'Love 'em or Lose 'em' by Beverly Kaye and Sharron Jordan-Ellis.

    It has a load of good examples of how to retain quality people. Much of it is common sense, but as we all know....

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  6. Yes, problems were with leadership. We had some good NCO's and officers but they weren't being used - when they were it resolved itself.
  7. we had a psi who used to drive to non-attenders houses and throw them in the back of a rover :lol: that was pre SDR tho I think
  8. One thing is making sure that same people don't get dicked for same things. Work with other units to share training on an equal borrowing basis. Too many SPSI's are kicking back and planning their retirement rather than get their unit's morale up and running. Too many weekends with same old, same old.