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Veterans from  over 500,000 US troops  have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over the last 16 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....
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...
3.5 million of the country’s 12 million veterans  report that they have a disability . While there are a number of  services available to aid our vets , if an individual with a disability doesn’t have equal access to the information online regarding such programs they may not even be aware of them, let alone be able to seek the help they need and deserve. An inclusive website experience is necessary to ensure...
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...
“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 veteran unemployment at 3.2% in June 2019 , which is its lowest level since 2001, 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 and hiring...
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...
In 2015,  over 1.8 million Veterans  were receiving mental health care services directly from the VA (Veteran's Assistance), showing that Veterans are among the most likely individuals to experience some type of mental illness. While the VA offers services and programs that assist Veterans in transitioning to civilian life as well as surviving financially, nothing can compare to the acceptance they can receive from their place...
It’s good news that veteran unemployment has dropped over the past few years, according to the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics —for veterans, that is—but it’s not quite such a great development for companies. The incentives that motivated businesses to target and employ former military personnel are now harder to qualify for, simply because there are fewer top veteran candidates available to choose from....
Would you hire Morgan Freeman to work for your small business? Of course, he’s a famous actor who can bring a lot of attention, and therefore, sales, so your answer is a most definite yes. But what about when he left the Air Force and was looking for a job without a significant professional background? That’s a whole other story, right? Freeman, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 and 1959, was struggling day by...
Almost four million veterans  live with a service-connected disability, which can make it a challenge to perform their best day to day in the workplace. Employers can help out the service men and women working in their offices by taking steps to make the space more accessible to workers with disabilities, including motor, visual, and auditory impairments. Here are some of the best ways that businesses can ensure that their facilities...
We are living in a visual world. In our last blog post we talked about headshots on a resume , but video resumes are becoming more widely accepted. Ashley White, who is Human Resources Director for APQC says this .... I would suggest that a candidate never put a headshot in their resume UNLESS part of the role requires that they do so, i.e. a model or television personality.  Normal human instinct is to form an opinion...