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How to Assess and Hire a Veteran Job Candidate

When only 7.3 percent of the U.S. population has served in the U.S. military, it’s not surprising that many corporate recruiters and hiring managers are unsure about how to assess a veteran job candidate.

Of course – as with all candidates, regardless of background – it’s important to determine...

Talent Acquisition , Connecting with Veterans, Employer Blog

Hiring Veterans is No Charity Act: It's Good Business

Based on media coverage, many Americans would be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. But the numbers don’t lie.

In a Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued in July 2015, the national unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans was 5.4 percent, lower than the...

Talent Acquisition , Employer Blog

Jobs Mismatch: Hiring Veterans Can Help Solve this Problem

For years, employers have been complaining about a lack of skilled workers, and their complaints are borne out by U.S. employment data. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in August, there were 5.8 million jobs posted, with the ratio of 1.5 unemployed persons to job openings. Over 17...

Talent Acquisition , 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