Research shows that 99% of employers believe that veterans perform their jobs with equal or greater proficiency compared to their non-veteran counterparts.
The US Government has spent a lot of time and money educating and training our military service members so that they can accomplish their missions across the globe. Those missions require technical skills, authentic leadership, physical fitness, effective communications, and the ability to work in a diverse environment. Naturally, military veterans retain those skills when they leave the military, and any employer putting an effort in place to capture this talent is in a very fortunate position. However, without proven practices and the right tools in place, the ability for companies to hire these talented veterans becomes challenged.
The first step in effectively hiring veterans is to understand how their military skills translate to your company and its open roles. While the military does have many military specific occupations, there are over 3,600 jobs in the military that have direct civilian job correlation. The chart below helps to outline the occupations that exist in the military and the number of active duty enlisted and officer personnel that work in those roles. You may be surprised at the number of trained personnel in the military working in occupations similar to roles you have hiring needs for.
An effective and impactful military hiring program requires a strategic effort across your entire firm. This includes educating all levels of your organization on the value of a veteran, specific training for HR professionals and hiring managers, and incorporating current veteran employees in your hiring efforts. Whether you are brand new to military hiring or already have a robust program in place, the Military Talent Group platform provides all the necessary education, data, and processes you need.