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HRInsights Weekly Lightbulb 02-23

This Week’s HRI “Lightbulb”  – Hiring Veterans

This sentence in the WSJ from February 21, 2012 (p.B9), stopped me as I looked at it, “Hiring veterans isn’t something we should do to make ourselves feel better; it’s something we should do to make our companies better…”.  While translating military skills to civilian job needs is a hurdle, there are proven benefits of hiring employees with military experience.  The SHRM Poll, Military Employment 2012 surveyed organizations that have hired a veteran within the last 36 months.  Its key findings are noted in the graph below.

Benefits of Hiring Employees with Military Experience1

1 Source: SHRM Poll, Military Employment, 2012.

So, do something advantageous for your business while at the same time giving back to those who have given us so much.