MINI-DEP EVENTS. Almost any outing can
become a productive mini-DEP event. Ball games
with other DEP pools (Navy or other service) can
build team concepts and foster camaraderie. Potlucks,
picnics, and pizza parties all provide an opportunity to
reinforce team and family values important to the
Navy. The recruiter sponsoring the mini-DEP event
may file an OPE claim for reimbursement of food
items purchased. The claim must be submitted with
a copy of the mini-DEP event request and approval
form as justification for exceeding the normal OPE
limit. Mini-DEP events are limited to a total cost of
$75 per event and must be approved in advance by
the NRD CO.
No chapter on management systems could leave
out the subject of time management. As mentioned
earlier, time is one of our most valuable assets.
Managing your time in the recruiting environment can
be even more challenging than other supervisory
positions due to the geographical area to be covered
and the diverse background of personnel assigned.
Another challenge faced by recruiting supervisors is
training our recruiters to make the wisest choices for
the use of their time.
We must make sure our
recruiters understand that time is a very large factor in
all work. The management of time greatly affects our
quality of life. An author going by the single name
Seneca wrote, We are always complaining that the
days are few, and acting as though there would be no
end to them.
Getting control of the timing and
content of what you do is the goal of effective time
C Less important tasks that are not urgent and can
be done at your leisure.
The idea of the ABC method is to divide tasks
and tackle them by priority. Get right to the A tasks.
Once they are completed, start on the B list. If you
still have time left over, handle a few of the items on
your C list. This way you will get the most important
jobs done first.
The ABC method of time management adapts well
to recruiting life.
The recruiter needs to plan
prospecting, processing, and time off for revitalization.
Initially, prospecting is on the A list, processing is on
the B list, and time off is on the C list.
C Time Off
Train recruiters to understand that as the A
priority is accomplished, it moves to the bottom of the
list in the C position and the other two move up one
step. When prospecting is accomplished it becomes
a C. Processing becomes our new A priority, with
time off now in the B position.
B Time off
THE ABCs OF TIME MANAGEMENT
The ABCs of time management refer to the
prioritizing of tasks to ensure the most important get
the first attention. Well look first at the original
ABCs of time management and then look at a version
just for recruiting.
When processing is accomplished, time off takes
on the A priority with prospecting and processing
A Time off
Original ABCs of Time Management
The original version of the ABCs of time
management prioritizes all tasks into three groups:
A The highest priority includes important and
urgent tasks that must be done immediately.
B Priority items that must get done soon.
After the recruiter has enjoyed time off, the ABC
list returns to the original order. This model is
simplistic, but realistically shows the recruiter that
prospecting must happen first so we have someone to
process, and there is a way for time off to take on top
priority. It also shows that recruiting is an ongoing