Each year, over 250,000 military retirees and veterans enter the workforce. They have the experience, knowledge, and training that makes them great candidates for a wide range of jobs and occupations. Is your company benefitting from this talent pool? This course will help you understand the steps you need to take to attract these deserving individuals to your organization.
Looking for a hard-working, motivated, ethical employee? Try hiring a U.S. veteran. Veterans are disciplined team players that can bolster an employer’s business. What’s more, hiring veterans is not only a good idea, it’s good business.
Here are 10 more reasons to hire veterans:
- Accelerated learning curve: Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real-world situations. This background can enhance your organization’s productivity.
- Leadership: The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration. Veterans understand the practical ways to manage behaviors for results, even in the most trying circumstances. They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer structures.
- Teamwork. Veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one’s colleagues. Military duties involve a blend of individual and group productivity. They also necessitate a perception of how groups of all sizes relate to each other and an overarching objective.
- Diversity and inclusion in action: Veterans have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion, and economic status as well as mental, physical, and attitudinal capabilities. They have the sensitivity to cooperate with many different types of individuals.
- Efficient performance under pressure: Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.
- Respect for procedures: Veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organizational framework, becoming responsible for subordinates’ actions to higher supervisory levels. They know how policies and procedures enable an organization to exist.
- Technology and globalization: Because of their experiences in the service, veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all enterprises of any size need to succeed.
- Integrity: Veterans know what it means to do “an honest day’s work.” Prospective employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, often including security clearances. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.
- Conscious of health and safety standards: Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. Individually, they represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintaining personal health and fitness. On a company level, their awareness and conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property, and materials.
- Triumph over adversity: In addition to dealing positively with the typical issues of personal maturity, veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They likely have proven their mettle in mission critical situations demanding endurance, stamina, and flexibility. They may have overcome personal disabilities through strength and determination.
Veteran Hiring | Hiring Our Heroes
Our course is taught by a true Veteran and sourcing expert. Our instructor discusses best practices and hiring methods regarding military and veteran hiring. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2018 over 250,000 military retirees and veterans entered the workforce. This demographic has a wealth of experience, knowledge, and training that make them excellent candidates for a wide range of jobs and occupations. Companies that hire veterans understand that this demographic can provide them a serious competitive advantage. Veterans and members of the military have learned to live by a code of ethics. They are proven learners that work well in teams. They are typically very loyal and committed individuals.
Does your organization benefit from the advantages of this talent pool? Learn the steps you need to take to attract these individuals to your organization.
In this course you will learn to:
- Understand the branches of the military. (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve)
- Have an understanding of organizations such as Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV). We will also provide you tips on posting jobs through Google Careers for Veterans as well as veteran service organizations websites.
- Identify the equivalent Military Occupation Code (MOC) for the position you have available.
- Identify how to determine a veteran’s transferrable skills.
- Understand federal programs, initiatives, guidelines and laws regarding military personnel and veterans.
- Identify military acronyms related to recruiting and sourcing.
- Understand best practices related to college recruiting and interviewing veterans.
- Identify the best strategies and resources that can help you transition veterans into your workforce.
The course is $99.00 a year and the certification is valid for one year.
This course certification must be renewed each year due to changes in veteran hiring technology, veteran workforce population, relevant website changes with the veteran and military organizations, changes in the Military Occupation Codes (MOC) as well as the companies that provide talent to government agencies.