Recruitment for Veterans
Do you have a recruitment program for veterans?
A new survey exposes the many challenges that veterans face in transitioning from military service to the civilian world. A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey stated that there were more than 21 million U.S. veterans in 2014. Additionally, every year approximately 240,000 to 360,000 leave the military service. Yet despite all the attention the topic receives, 80% of the 700 employers surveyed by Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company specializing in talent solutions, do not have veteran-specific employment solutions.
"Transitioning military members bring with them invaluable skills. Experiences and traits, such as communication, individual accountability, impeccable execution and natural leadership, are all valuable to the hiring employer," according to Bill Sebra, president of Futurestep North America.
What can you as an employer do to rectify this situation?
Organizations that are committed to helping vets find civilian jobs view supporting vet hiring initiatives as an important part of their employment brand. The companies can set hiring targets, launch internal initiatives to educate vets in business skills, create military-friendly careers, websites, and participate in military job fairs.
Another way employers can help vets successfully transition to a civilian career includes inviting them to an online talent community where they can ask questions and share information about themselves. In addition, current employees who have made the transition can be showcased.
Roy Mauer - SHRM editor
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