The second paper in the series responds to recent focus and debate on measuring companies’ return on investment for their veteran hiring programs and emphasizes how employers can turn veteran talent into a competitive advantage in talent acquisition, talent deployment and talent development.
The first paper in this series builds a framework for an enhanced understanding of the concept of workforce readiness as it applies to transitioning service members and veterans.
We’ve created a checklist for you based on the articles in the Prepare category. Follow this plan to take action and start preparing for veterans and military spouses.
READING TIME 8 MIN
- The vast majority of veterans have no health issues—and that includes post-traumatic stress.
- Most Guard and Reserve activity is scheduled and predictable.
- Don’t underestimate military spouses—they’re experienced and educated.
READING TIME 6 MIN
- Military branches: what they’re called and what their ranks mean.
- Get familiar with the acronyms you’ll see on veterans’ resumes.
- Of the 2.2 million men and women serving, about 830,000 are in the Guard and Reserve.
READING TIME 6 MIN
- Appreciating a veteran’s experience requires a familiarity with military jobs and terminology.
- Understand certifications, licenses and military training.
- Learn the best way to evaluate a veteran’s credentialing.
READING TIME 3 MIN
- Your entire workforce should understand the culture, values and structure of the military.
- Establish compliance and awareness training.
- Educate your employees on the facts about post-traumatic stress.
READING TIME 4 MIN
- More than 85 percent of military spouses have taken college-level courses.
- Military spouses often gain a great deal of experience through volunteer work.
- There are valuable resources available for hiring military spouses.