Topic: Retention

Handbook helps train and retain

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), AB Jessica Whelan (photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Williams is presented with his Divisional Handbook by Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul WO Mark Cooper, at his promotion ceremony. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Daniel Williams is presented with his Divisional Handbook by Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul WO Mark Cooper, at his promotion ceremony.

One of the things that sets the Navy apart from other employers is the sense of belonging that comes from a life in service. That connection is borne out of shared experiences and a fundamental tenet, that to get the best out of a team, a manager has to care about the members in it.

Work placement doesn’t stop Navy nurse Jess from supporting the mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, from Navy Headquarters in South Australia, at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, from Navy Headquarters in South Australia, at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide.

Elizabeth North local, Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, is a nursing officer at Adelaide’s Lyell McEwin Hospital. Undertaking a two-year placement, she never expected to be responding to a global pandemic.

Diamantina awards retention champions

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author and photographer)

Champion of Navy Retention award winners HMAS Diamantina's operations officer Lieutenant Justin Raward, and buffer Petty Officer Combat Support Systems Mine Warfare Ashley Pincott stand on the forecastle of HMAS Diamantina during a port visit to Japan with their prize. (photo: LCDR Kelli Lunt)

Champion of Navy Retention award winners HMAS Diamantina's operations officer Lieutenant Justin Raward, and buffer Petty Officer Combat Support Systems Mine Warfare Ashley Pincott stand on the forecastle of HMAS Diamantina during a port visit to Japan with their prize.

Two of HMAS Diamantina’s ship’s company have been recognised for their leadership in the Huon class minehunter, receiving Champions of Navy Retention awards from Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt.

Enhancing culture for better retention

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Command Warrant Officer (CWO) COMSHORE, Warrant Officer Bill Shepherd and CWO HMAS Cerberus Warrant Officer Michael Connors talk to Leading Seaman Alex Zourkas about the popularity of the 'Grab and Go' meals system at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Command Warrant Officer (CWO) COMSHORE, Warrant Officer Bill Shepherd and CWO HMAS Cerberus Warrant Officer Michael Connors talk to Leading Seaman Alex Zourkas about the popularity of the 'Grab and Go' meals system at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

As part of Navy’s growth and retention strategy, staff working in the office of Commander Shore Force have been developing a raft of new initiatives to support serving members while also preserving the traditions, culture and history of the service.

Navy to trial dual postings options

Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

File image: Boatswains mates in HMAS Newcastle, Able Seaman Andrew Gill and Seaman Nathaniel Sanders, conduct 12.7mm heavy machine gun drills with Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Jeffrey East, during Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

File image: Boatswains mates in HMAS Newcastle, Able Seaman Andrew Gill and Seaman Nathaniel Sanders, conduct 12.7mm heavy machine gun drills with Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Jeffrey East, during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

The Royal Australian Navy recently released a signal calling for volunteers from the Maritime Logistics, Communications Information Systems and Boatswains Specialisations to undertake a dual posting pilot against selected platforms and Shore Establishments.

New loans announced for long term sailors

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

File image: Officers and sailors from eastern based ships and establishments fall out from a group photograph on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra at the conclusion of Fleet Divisions in Garden Island, Sydney, in December 2017. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

File image: Officers and sailors from eastern based ships and establishments fall out from a group photograph on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra at the conclusion of Fleet Divisions in Garden Island, Sydney, in December 2017.

Members who have served 7 years or more will be eligible for interest-free loans of up to $7000 under a new initiative by the RAN’s Relief Trust Fund announced this month.

Deputy Chief of Navy highlights growth opportunity

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, listens to Leading Seaman during a forum at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, listens to Leading Seaman during a forum at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN paid a visit to HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West recently for the latest in the series of Leading Seaman Forums being delivered across Navy.

Leading Seamen champion change from the deckplate

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, leads a discussion with Royal Australian Navy Leading Seamen at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, leads a discussion with Royal Australian Navy Leading Seamen at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond has held the first in a series of Leading Seaman Forums, in a move designed to engage sailors in ways to improve Navy’s workforce. 

Contributions recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by Alex DeValentin (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary was presented a Recognition Award for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation (DCO) by Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, left, and Area Manager DCO Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler, at a morning tea at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary was presented a Recognition Award for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation (DCO) by Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, left, and Area Manager DCO Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler, at a morning tea at HMAS Kuttabul.

For the past 20 years, the Defence Community Organisation has worked with Command, families and community organisations to develop a strong, connected and resilient Defence community that supports Australian Defence Force members and their families.

Navy service and parenting - a successful balancing act

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque.

It's the age-old conundrum, how to combine work and family - but add the dimensions of sea time and posting upheaval and sometimes it can seem a little challenging.