Employers that have remained open during the pandemic find themselves in a bit of an odd situation: Unemployment is high, but hiring is still tough.
I get it. You meet someone who’s got prior military listed on his or her résumé or introduces himself or herself by military rank or who you know to be a veteran, and you immediately get intimidated. You don’t want to say the wrong thing or appear insensitive or offend the person. In a fluster […]
“I think that this pandemic has spread to the everyday life and the livelihood of every person on the planet and that every human being is going to come out of this pandemic with some sort of [post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)].” That is a quote from a recent interview I had with Ty Smith, Founder […]
Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness month, throughout the month we will feature insights and best practices to help HR professionals accommodate workers with mental health issues. With Memorial Day right around the corner, today’s focus is on supporting veterans in the workplace.
More and more employers are exploring unconscious bias and what they can do to manage the damage caused by biases people may not even realize they harbor. Most of the attention has focused on unconscious bias’s effect on hiring and how it causes uncomfortable interactions between coworkers and the public. But biased attitudes also can […]
Applying the escalator principle is reasonably simple when job advancement is strictly a matter of seniority. But how is it applied when advancement depends on additional training and passing qualifying tests?
In a world of exponentially increasing business tempo for C-Suite executives to adapt, innovate, improve their products, services, profitability, and standing against the competition, where should they turn for insights and direction? C-Suite leaders need clear, simple, and workable concepts that they can use immediately. The perspectives that the C-Suite needs come not from consultants, […]
One of the great things that I learned while training as a young 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Benning, GA was the use of rehearsals. We did rehearsals for everything. Parachute landing falls for airborne training, gunnery drills for mortar training, and tens of different standard operating procedures (SOPs) for patrolling while at Ranger School.
One of the most underappreciated and undervalued skill sets that veterans possess for civilian employers is the ability to combine a command and control culture with the room and understanding for individual initiative. The combination of an adherence to process while exercising individual thought and initiative to adapt and adjust as business conditions change is […]
An Army reservist claimed that he was discriminated against after informing his supervisor about the possibility of an upcoming deployment.