As veterans transition into the civilian workforce, many companies are recognizing that veterans bring a huge asset to the workplace – talent.
“It doesn’t matter what kind of company you are or what industry you are in, veterans have the skills that you are looking for.” said Lisa Rosser, CEO and founder of The Value of a Veteran, a human resource consulting and training firm.
Over 80% of military specialties translate directly into civilian positions. This is a tremendous benefit for employers because they do not have to train or reeducate veterans as they may heave to do with college graduates or career changers.
Transitioning veterans must educate themselves about the civilian marketplace and how they can transition smoothly into the corporate climate. Corporations must learn to assist the veteran by making the corporate climate welcoming and provide some special programs to assist the veteran with the transition.
Pairing a veteran with another veteran can be an example of creating a welcoming environment. When the new hire has a question about company procedures or benefits that they may not understand, they can reach out to someone who has “been there” and can explain the situation.
Even veterans with specialties not easily transferable to the civilian marketplace, bring skill sets that are highly valued by corporations. Organization, teamwork, focus, and adaptability are examples of skills that all veterans have.
Veterans are a great addition to any corporate environment and more and more companies are making the effort to recruit and retain veterans.
For more details see Lisa Wirthman at Forbes
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