Marine Corps Leadership Basics for Business – Attracting the Best, Part 3

In my last post I spoke about techniques three and four that the Marine Corps uses to attract the best.  In this post I would like to share the final two methods.

5. The Corps offers guaranteed career paths. If a recruit wants to be trained in a specific MOS or join a certain unit, it can be arranged.  The benefit of this is that it increases enlistment, tenure, and job satisfaction.  Your company too should provide a career path for your recruits.  Training coupled with career development planning and quarterly performance assessments can increase an employee’s job satisfaction.

6. Your firm should consider publicizing your role pay scale. In the Corps, our recruiters are pleased to share pay scale.  Each recruit can see a “Time in Grade & Pay” matrix to see what the future holds in terms of income.  You might want to consider using this tool as well.  Your matrix could show a pay range for your hourly and salary employees and include bonuses too.  This eliminates harmful pay speculation gossip, thus improving morale.

In my next blog I will begin discussion on how the Marine Corps delivers elite basic training and how this practice could benefit your organization.  If you would like to speak with us about creating a topnotch leadership-driven company culture or have a business question or issues you would like to discuss, please feel free to reach out to us via our website Contact page.

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