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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...
Veteran unemployment in America is  at a historical low, reaching only 2.7%  against an average of 4% for the general population. 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...
Creating a welcoming environment is a good start, but hiring—and retaining—skilled, quality veteran workers are going to take more than that. You’ll need to implement a strategy to develop good career opportunities for veterans that will attract them to your company, if you want to position the organization as a veteran-friendly employer. Here’s how to get started doing this. Consider Expanding Current Positions...
As we head into 2019, the current unemployment rate is lower than it has been in 49 years. The competition is tough among employers for loyal, highly skilled workers, and companies are increasingly looking for new avenues to find the staff they need. Hiring veterans is one way to expand the talent pool, and these strategies will help to not only recruit but to retain qualified people. Identify the Right Values Hiring veterans needs...
Does LinkedIn seem confusing or overwhelming? I get it. You definitely didn’t need a LinkedIn profile when you decided to serve, but it’s an important tool for you in the civilian world. It’s also an excellent resource for networking and job searching. Recruiters and hiring managers use this as one of their main resources to pre-screen job applicants so it’s time to make a profile or update your current one. I have...
Whether it be Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, South Korea or even in a U.S. territory, service members spend countless days, weeks and months away from homes and their families. While we can never thank them enough for their sacrifice to protect their fellow Americans, hiring them is one way we can begin to show our gratitude. But that is not the only reason companies should recruit military personnel. There are many compelling, practical reasons...