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Over 200,000 veterans transition back to civilian life each year. Despite the dwindling unemployment rate among ex-military personnel, the transition remains challenging for them and often, frustrating. In fact, nearly 360,000 veterans consider it a fraught process, according to a study . And it isn’t surprising. Having to embrace a new job, company structure, and culture which is far different from what they lived and breathed in...
Companies are increasingly making a point to try and recruit veterans as employees. This is not only because of their service to the but because they have unique and valuable skills to offer the workforce once they leave the service. From world-class training in technology and other occupations, through to personal skills such as leadership ability , self-discipline and following through on instructions, veterans often make some of the...
Every company wants to hire the best candidates for their available positions. In a survey from MRNI Network , 90% of hiring managers agreed that the labor market is driven by candidate quality. Top applicants get more job offers than ever before, which makes it far more difficult for HR teams to compete for top talent. Veterans come with some unique skills that benefit their employers , so you can get an edge by expanding your...
It is absolutely amazing how much our military and our veterans do and have done for our country. They continue to serve us daily with a great love for their country. Veterans have a rich history in our country, which you can read more about here , but they are also making history every day out in the workforce. Many vets face challenges when it comes to integrating into the civilian workforce. They have a wide set of skills and...
Veterans from  over 500,000 US troops have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over the last 20 years. This can make adjusting to civilian life very difficult for many people as they rejoin the workforce, and employers must take care to look out for the mental health of ex-service personnel . PTSD can manifest in many ways and can be triggered by a number of factors, but a common trigger is driving. Being...
Recruiters and hiring managers are often surprised to hear about the challenges faced by veterans when they’re looking for civilian jobs. Part of the problem is that veterans have difficulty creating a resume that translates their skills into “civilian-speak” – and employers have difficulty understanding them. There are multiple resources available to help veterans convert their resumes into more civilian-friendly...
For veterans looking to have more control over their career and to become more of a leader at work, a promotion to management is the way to go. However, nobody is just handed a leadership role . Instead, employees have to develop their skills and earn that seat at the management table. Help Workers Understand What Skills They Currently Lack The first step a veteran employee should take is to talk...
Hiring veterans in digital marketing is one of the best win-win market deals trending right now. The process offers benefits to both employers and the veterans themselves in many areas of interests. We will be talking about employer benefits below, but before that, let’s see what benefits veterans might get: Immediate income and employee benefits Increased chance of employment after the program Valuable and practical skill...
“If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys,” goes the old saying, and while most employers and recruiters understand the truth of this, there are some surprising results that are not common knowledge. For companies committed to hiring veterans, if you want to keep your top veteran talent, it means you have to get behind the movement to ensure your workers are happy with their compensation, or you could end up paying a high price. The...
With unemployment at 3.7% in August 2022 , its lowest level in years thanks to the Great Resignation, former military service personnel are becoming hot property for employers. Given that talent of any sort is these days harder to find, companies have realized veterans have much to offer in the way of transferable skills, leadership ability, and experience working in teams. Now there’s yet another reason to make a point of recruiting...
Research suggests that 14% to 16% of U.S. service members deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq have some type of mental illness. While services and programs exist to help Veterans transition to civilian life as well as survive financially, nothing can compare to the acceptance they can receive from their place of work. Many places of employment  are positioning themselves directly in front of Veterans, and choosing to hire them...
Veteran unemployment in America is at 2.9%, down from 4.4% in 2021 . This optimistic outlook is encouraging more and more vets to find a job in the civilian sphere. However, for some, labor reintegration is challenging. While serving in the Armed Forces,  you develop extremely valuable skills , but at the same time many bring home the scars of war - both emotional and physical. In order to get ready for the job market, war...