Military Hiring Badges Highlight Companies That Know the Best Way to Hire Veterans

Many organizations claim to be “veteran friendly,” but what does that really mean? Is that company hiring veterans as part of their official recruitment plan, or do they simply support the troops? Both are great initiatives, but did you know that there is a way to show job seekers that your organization is truly active in hiring from the military community?

###Hiring Veterans Requires Strategy & Trust
Job seekers with military backgrounds (including veterans and military spouses) often rely on brand recognition or trust when it comes to choosing an organization for their post-military career. Word-of-mouth goes far in the military community.

Don't know where to start? We can help! RecruitMilitary’s “Champion for Military Hiring” badge helps employers display their commitment to hiring veterans and show that they indeed “walk the walk.”

###Showcase Your Dedication to Hiring from the Military Community
Badges may be displayed with email signatures, on company websites, social media pages, in other marketing efforts, as well as in [advertising in *Search & Employ®* magazine](

Our "Champion for Military Hiring" badge highlights how your company values what military candidates truly offer. Whether attending a career fair, [advertising]( on our military-exclusive job board, or conducting a military occupational specialty ([MOS]( search using our database, companies qualify for this veteran hiring badge.

###Military Unemployment Rates Tell a Story
Through the highs and lows of the economy over the past few years, veteran unemployment has remained lower than that of their civilian counterparts. Why? Likely for a number of reasons, but it supports the notion that employers are successfully recruiting and retaining diverse veteran candidates to build their workforces. It means that those transferable military skills are relevant in the civilian workforce.

“**Military-experienced leaders often accelerate through an organizations’ hierarchy and assume executive level leadership roles at a pace well ahead of their non-military counterparts**,” said Tim Best, RecruitMilitary CEO and U.S. Army veteran.

“Most commonly, we hear from the employers that these individuals' progression to senior leadership levels is attributed to transferable military traits such as:

- Ability to function as a member or leader of a team
- Planning and organizational skills
- Strong work ethic
- Calm under pressure."

"Additionally, we’ve seen their acclimation to austere environments and rigorous work schedules translate well to the civilian sector,” stated Best.

#####Ready to highlight your commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses? [Contact us]( to learn more about the criteria and strategy.