Evaluating the Navy's enlisted accessions testing program based on future talent needs
Riley, Shereka F.
MetadataShow full item record
In recent years, non-defense related industries and high-reliability organizations alike have emphasized positive teamwork traits as a part of their criteria for hiring high-quality applicants to maximize workplace efficiency. As a result of targeting these high-quality applicants and creating more efficient leadership training programs, these organizations have surpassed their competitors in their respective industries. Although the U.S. Navy is already considered to be a high-reliability organization, which is known for exceptionally high safety standards and performance, small inefficiencies in the areas of teamwork and leadership exist in the workplace. This thesis conducts a gap analysis to gauge the applicability of the Navy's current accessions testing measures to its future recruiting needs. We found that the Navy is inadequately assessing applicant skills and attributes through its primary use of cognitive testing. Personality traits or non-cognitive traits testing may be used to help the Navy identify the appropriate recruits to compose high-performance teams, particularly in the enlisted ranks. Additionally, personality traits testing may be used for Navy officer accessions to help improve the quality of leaders.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
de Souza, Roy Alphonso. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-12);Systems Engineering is a profession, a philosophy and a discipline that adopts an iterative and parallel problem identification and solution seeking process, coupled with a collaborative and integrated multi-disciplinary ...
Leadership traits and characteristics of effective company officers at the United States Naval Academy: the midshipmen perspective Kyle, Eric R. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000-06);This thesis provides the reader with insight into what leadership traits and characteristics Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy desire in an effective Company Officer. The author interviewed 40 Midshipmen in ...
Pema, Elda; Mehay, Stephen; Tick, Simona (Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2017);The study examines the effect of noncognitive skills on early career choices among young job seekers. Specifically, we analyze the influence of personality traits on the decision by military applicants either to choose the ...