29 Dec 2010
FACTS AND FIGURES
There were a total of 36 applicants this month
Of those 32 applicants were placed on ships.
Of those, 24 requested the academy (67%).
Of these, 0 were assigned to mainstream ships because of a full Academy
Mainstream returning members who did not request a posting: 1 (13%)
Mainstream ship new members who are still active: 2 (25%)
Academy new members who are still active: 9 (38%)
First choice requests by department:
Engineering: 4 (13%)
Medical: 6 (19%)
Science: 9 (28%)
Security: 13 (41%)
Those that got their first choice: 24 (75%)
Those that got their second choice: 5 (16%)
Those that got their third choice: 3 (9%)
Assignment by department:
Engineering: 3 (9%)
Medical: 7 (22%)
Science: 11 (34%)
Security: 11 (34%)
STF1: 0 (0%)
STF2: 3 (9%)
STF3: 2 (6%)
STF4: 1 (3%)
STF5: 2 (6%)
STF6: 1 (3%)
Acad: 23 (72%)
HOW NEW MEMBERS FOUND STF
2 former members
5 from family/friends
17 said through internet
of these 17...
- 1 Found us through our IRC channel
- 3 Found us through unspecified web searches
- 9 Found us through Google or similar search engine
- 3 Found us through Wikipedia
- 1 Found us through Space Trek
9 new members decided not to say how they found STF
Of the 32 applicants, 11 requested a Mentor.
Of these, 4 were for mainstream ships
Of the 11 Mentor Requests, only 3 applicants are still posting.
November was pretty quiet in the Personnel Department, we had a general influx of vacancies for various department heads and command positions. It was slow in filling these vacancies, though the MOTD was updated with each vacancy so that they were clearly visible.
November saw Fleet two receive the PDepts Fleet of the Month and the USS Crusader receiving the PDepts Ship of the month, for the work the fleet and ship had done that month respectively.
Vacancies and Profiles:
We implemented a hopefully simpler system for people posting vacancies due to the issue of people not informing us if the position was filled or it being lost in the threads. Given that we post DH and Command vacancies on the PDept MOTD, it's vital that we have up-to-date information. However, even with the new system, there seems to be confusion, this will hopefully be sorted soon.
As far as overall vacancies go, we still have a huge request for JOs all over the place and we have a steady number of DH positions. Unless something further happens with regards to decommissioning ships, we can't see this changing anytime soon and we happen to know from being in IRC and dealing with the vacancies that people are driving hard to fill positions so they can satisfy FCOMM.
After the conclusion of the discussion of revamping the Mentors program, we've reworked the internal way we deal with new members and this has simplified the process but we still currently have the master spreadsheet which has been simplified.
We will also be devising a Follow-up email to be sent at the 3 month mark to have the Mentored player evaluate the program and whether they feel they need their mentor formally. While they are free to continue the relationship,if the player has outgrown the need for the formal partnership, they can be removed from the list, freeing up that Mentor to help someone else.
Captain Helen Hosick and Captain Lindsay Bayes, Personnel Director and Assistant Personnel Director (Int)