Veterans are valuable assets to any employer because their military training has equipped them with skills and leadership traits that benefit the civilian workplace. They come with a broad range of talents including organizational skills, a team-oriented mindset, and an attitude to be accountable to the leader.
These pre-packaged qualities can save an employer a significant amount of resources and the commitment veterans have to their team can drastically reduce typical turnover rates.
Investing in military talent isn’t simply hiring and onboarding a veteran into your organization. For a successful retention of veterans, the employer must invest in
understanding the veteran mindset
assist them to reach their full potential as a member of the team
help them to adjust to the civilian workplace
build a military-friendly culture
Creating a veteran mentor program within your organization can not only help the veterans you hire, but also bridge the gap of understanding between veterans and civilian employees.