You probably hear a lot about hiring veterans and the value they bring into the civilian workforce. There are hundreds of articles and studies written about it. In fact, there are even data that suggest how veterans are outperforming their civilian counterparts at work. There is good reason why some companies invest in hiring veterans. […]
Last summer I went home to the Native American Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin on which I was raised. I always find it so grounding to go home to the “Res,” as it is known to the locals. It was especially grounding this trip because I got to spend 2.5 peaceful hours with my Chippewa […]
There is a disconnect between veterans and civilian hiring managers that goes both ways. Veterans leave military service typically unprepared and unarmed with the tools to position themselves as viable candidates to civilian companies, and hiring managers are unskilled and untrained in how to recruit military veterans for jobs outside of service.
Many private sector employers value military skills and training. But service members and veterans are getting an even bigger edge in the recruitment process with training programs that facilitate their transition to careers as civilians.
In its new report, CareerCast has identified eight of the best civilian careers for veterans, including Registered Nurse (RN), Financial Advisor, Information Security Analyst, and Operations Research Assistant.
This month’s celebration of Veterans Day may have sparked interest among employers to recruit and hire veterans. After all, many employers tout the diversity of thought and skills employees with military experience bring to the workforce. Too often, though, policies and a lack of understanding throw up barriers to bringing veterans on board. State licensing […]
Having one of the largest forces in the world, caring for U.S. veterans when they leave the military includes helping them find gainful employment. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 37% of employers say they will actively recruit for veterans over the next 12 months—remaining flat over last year (37%), but still up from 33% […]
by Bill Ruhling September 11, 2016, marks 15 years since the attacks on the United States that propelled the country into a war on terror that we continue to wage. It also has brought to the forefront the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. The upcoming anniversary of those events serves as […]
by Susan G. Fentin Now that a new Massachusetts law adding veteran status as a protected class under the state’s antidiscrimination law is in effect, employers need to take a look at their employee handbook provisions related to veterans. At the end of the last legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature passed An Act Relative to […]
As July 4 approaches, many employers are anxious to declare a holiday so their employees can enjoy the nation’s birthday festivities. But when the fireworks are over, they may be looking to hire the kind of talent so often celebrated on Independence Day—veterans and military spouses. Many employers have come to appreciate the diversity of […]