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