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Using “Life Satisfaction” to Retain Skilled Military Officers and Employees

Most of us want to feel fulfilled in our personal and work lives while contributing to society. Whether one is trying to retain people in the workplace or in the military keeping the best and brightest engaged is important for organizational success. Proyer, et. al. (2012) examined Swiss Career Officers work and life satisfaction along with their orientation to happiness, and its relation to career success. The results can be applied to both civilian and military organizations.  Most of us want to feel as though we have a solid purpose for making our way into the office every day. It is difficult to stay motivated or feel satisfied if work is something more akin to money alone versus the greater benefits it can provide. Thinking beyond one’s tasks to something more important can make a significant difference in how we feel about our jobs.  The same concept applies to both military officers and civilian workers. Most people don’t join the military for pay alone but may co

How Can Businesses Retain High Ability Employees?

Employers often wonder how they can retain high ability employees for more effective results.   Because giftedness is a qualitatively and quantitatively different experience that can lead to higher production researchers wonder whether or not they can find a way to attract and retain such individuals. A study by Siekanska & Siekanska (2006), indicates that gifted workers are actually more satisfied than other workers and less likely to bounce around from job to job. Once such individuals have been attracted it can be easier to retain them. For gifted individuals, job satisfaction ranks just behind life satisfaction in importance. Individuals seek to create a well-rounded and satisfactory life. As all workplaces include some levels of stress and this stress can be considered a negative draw away from workplace satisfaction. The gifted appear to be able to handle that stress a little more efficiently through adaptation and understanding.  When the gifted can adjust to th