The Veterans Talent Index: November 2012 is a comprehensive analysis of transitioning military service members, veterans and their employers.
"In the most recent survey, nearly all the employers we spoke with would recommend hiring veterans, and 99 percent say veterans perform their job functions the same or better than non-veteran workers," said Steve Cooker, executive vice president, Global Government Solutions for Monster Worldwide.
"However, the fact that just 50 percent of employers surveyed agree that veterans are prepared for a successful transition shows there is still a lot of work to be done."
The three indices of the November report include:
- The Veterans Career Confidence Index
- The Index (down 7%, or 4 points) continued to show a lack of confidence in veterans’ ability to find a job and challenges in translating their military skills to civilian jobs.
- The Veterans Job Search Activity Index
- The Index (up 4%, or 3 points) continued to display increasing veteran job search activity from those who are currently seeking or plan to seek a job in the next 12 months. They are using multiple resources to search which primarily include online job boards and networking.
- The Employer Veterans Hiring Index
- The Index shows the confidence level for veterans has dropped 7 percent over the past six months.
Monster and Military.com are committed to helping employers hire veterans -- dedicated men and women who served our country and to helping our nation’s veterans find civilian positions -- and help them utilize their experiences and skills in the civilian workforce.
Launched in November 2011, the Veterans Talent Index serves as a comprehensive analysis of transitioning military service members, veterans and their employers.
Results will be issued on a bi-annual basis.
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