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.
Do you want to learn more about the value veterans bring to the civilian workplace and how you can get prepared to be a veteran friendly employer? If so, request a free consultation here.