November 2015

What Veterans Really Want in Their Civilian Careers

Savvy employers know that military veterans provide a rich talent pool of high-quality candidates. They understand that military job seekers possess skills, attitudes, and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served.

However, as veteran unemployment drops to one of the lowest levels...

Talent Acquisition , Connecting with Veterans, Employer Blog

An Improved Approach to Veteran Hiring

Nowadays there’s a lot of talk about hiring military veterans; yet much of it is simply words without truly effective efforts to recruit from this talent pool. Shouldn’t hiring veterans be based on sound business principles?

Authentic veteran hiring initiatives are grounded in best practices that...

Talent Acquisition , Connecting with Veterans, Employer Blog

4 Myths and Opportunities of Veteran Hiring Today

Many employers today want to hire military veterans, but are overwhelmed and confused by the messaging provided by government and nonprofits. Whether motivated by patriotism, compassion, gratitude, or self-interest, employers need to get beyond the platitudes to figure out how veterans fit into...

Talent Acquisition , Connecting with Veterans, Employer Blog

OFCCP Compliance: How RecruitMilitary Can Assist

If you have a veteran hiring program, you’re familiar with the reporting requirements from the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Keeping track of the required information can be quite a challenge for already over-burdened HR professionals.

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Compliance

Top Challenge for Talent Acquisition: Why Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Sense

Nearly 40 percent of employers who have open positions report that they can't find the right talent to fill those roles.

Across industries, the demand for candidates with specific skillsets far outnumbers the supply of quality talent, significantly increasing the competition for limited talent...

Talent Acquisition , Connecting with Veterans

Why Hire Veterans?

The short answer is: It just makes good business sense.

One hiring professional we spoke with calls veterans “Leaders in a box,” remarking, “They fit just about everywhere. Most are college-educated, many served under strenuous circumstances, saw combat action, and can use resources well.” What...

Talent Acquisition , Employer Blog

Metrics that Matter: Measuring the Success of Your Veteran Hiring Program

There are a variety of metrics that can be used to evaluate the success of a veteran hiring initiative, but which ones have the most impact for the organization? It’s a question asked by many HR professionals.

Most veteran hiring programs focus primarily on recruitment, with less effort placed...

Talent Acquisition

Strategies to Lower Cost per Quality Hire

How a strong veteran hiring program can deliver quality talent at lower cost

Across industries, the demand for candidates with specific skillsets far outpaces the supply of quality talent -- and finding cost-effective ways to source those candidates is often a challenge.

One way to source...

Career Fairs, Talent Acquisition , Connecting with Veterans