More than 400,000 U.S. citizens retire or separate from the military every year—and most of them look for jobs when they do.
Companies such as Union Pacific Railroad, GE and Home Depot actively recruit veterans. They cite vets’ discipline and work ethic—along with their experience in and —as reasons why they make good employees.
At the same time, says Charlie Blythe, grants director for Ohio Valley Goodwill, most vets are scrutinizing potential employers for the qualities they find important—characteristics that civilian employees might not consider.
Your organization could probably benefit from hiring military veterans. (See "Why hire a vet?" below.) To attract them, align your recruiting and with their needs.
Here’s what veterans look for in an employer:
1. A commitment to hiring veterans and reservists. Veterans like to work for organizations with cultures friendly to p...(register to read more)
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