Using Placement Services to Find Your "Must-Have" Employees

Hiring for open roles

Is your organization looking to boost productivity by filling essential roles?

When managing budgets, it's natural to focus on hiring only those employees who are absolutely essential, or "must-have" hires.

We sat down with J.T. Blum, SVP Contingency Sales, to discuss how organizations can fill their “must-have” roles through RecruitMilitary Placement Services.

Which types of roles are “must-have” and who do we place most often?

Over the past few months, more than half of the hires made through our Placement Services have been for technician roles. This aligns with our long-standing experience and makes even more sense during uncertain economic times.

In times of economic uncertainty, organizations often prioritize hiring technicians because their skills, like those of a top-tier electrician or mechanic, continue to be in high demand nationwide. These industrially trained and experienced candidates are assets that can drive an organization forward.

Furthermore, we've seen that our Placement Services offer a high return on investment (ROI) for leadership hires due to several compelling reasons:

  • Veteran leaders make a significant impact in their organizations, bringing dedication and commitment to the forefront.
  • They reduce the chances of candidates dropping out or "ghosting" during the hiring and onboarding process.
  • These military leaders also become advocates for recruiting more veterans, thereby enhancing the military talent pipeline internally and helping others understand the unique skills and experiences of military candidates.

What are the most important aspects of filling a role through Placement Services?

Successful matches are often based on three critical factors:

  1. Skillset Requirements
  2. Location
  3. Compensation

Skillset Requirements: The skills required for the role should have a counterpart in the military world. We've found the highest success in roles requiring mechanical, electrical, and electronic skills.

Location: While job location is important, it doesn't necessarily have to be a big city. Attractive job offerings and compensation packages can attract candidates to any location.

Compensation: Given the rising cost of living, competitive compensation is crucial, especially in areas with high living costs. Flexibility may be necessary to attract top talent, as these candidates are in demand across various industries.

What makes RecruitMilitary Placement Services so unique?

RecruitMilitary stands out for several reasons:

Vetted Candidates | We ensure that the candidates you interview are both interested and qualified. Each candidate goes through a rigorous vetting process, saving you time and energy.

Lifecycle Value | Partnering with us allows industries to establish trust within the military community. Many candidates we've placed are now hiring managers themselves and continue to use RecruitMilitary to bring in more veterans.

Strategic Approach | Our goal is to help our clients succeed consistently by hiring veterans year after year. This creates a strong foundation for organizations to have a successful veteran population that positively impacts their mission.

Additionally, some clients find that partnering with us helps improve their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals.

What common mistakes do companies make in the hiring process?

Historically, companies that lose candidates tend to make two common mistakes:

  1. Moving too slowly in the hiring process.

  2. Offering below-market pay for the candidates they seek.

The best companies make swift decisions and offer competitive compensation to secure their preferred candidates.

What do clients love about RecruitMilitary Placement Services?

Our clients appreciate us for several reasons:

Trust | We base our recommendations on data and experience, fostering trust between us and our clients. Many of our partnerships have lasted for decades due to the trust we've built.

Positioning | We provide valuable insights into candidate preferences, helping our clients position themselves effectively. Open communication is key to improving hiring outcomes.

Leverage | While some companies believe they can easily find untapped talent in the military population, our expertise and knowledge of the veteran landscape are invaluable. We help clients make informed decisions to recruit the best military talent.

Selection | We are selective in choosing the clients we work with and offer alternative solutions when certain roles don't align with our direct placement services. This adaptability ensures that our clients always win.

RecruitMilitary Placement Services offer a positive and efficient way to find your "must-have" employees while creating a lasting impact in the military community. With our support, organizations can thrive and build stronger connections with veterans, ultimately achieving their hiring and diversity goals.

Learn more about RecruitMilitary Placement Services and our other offerings.