Monster.com and Military.com Release Key Findings following National Veteran Employment Summit
New Report Features Recommendations for Employers on How to Hire and Retain Military Veterans
The National Veteran Employment Summit Report
Monster and Military.com are working together to promote the hiring of veterans, both as a service to our nation and to those who have served as members of our armed forces. To address this issue the two organizations hosted The National Veteran Employment Summit in December 2012. At this event, senior human resources professionals, military and government officials, academic leaders and military veterans came together to address the best practices for preparing, supporting, and connecting veterans to the organizations that want to hire them.
To download a copy of the Summit report in PDF format, click here.
The report highlights that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for every organization looking to implement a veteran hiring program and recaps the discussions that took place at the Summit.
The audience heard from leaders in government, the private sector and veterans themselves.
- Veterans reported facing two main challenges in trying to find work. They feel stuck inside their military occupational specialty (MOS); and they leave the military unprepared to deal with the civilian job market.
- Many veterans enter the job market as high school graduates who are looking for their first private sector job and lack the tools necessary to translate their skills, training, and experience into corporate culture.
- Government is helping veterans build their resumes, work with employment coaches and connect to hiring managers looking for strong veteran talent for their organizations. It is also providing resources for service members, veterans and employers.
- Companies report great success in hiring and retaining veterans through specific veteran recruitment programs and veteran affinity groups. They believe other companies who want to hire veterans should implement targeted programs like these.
At the conclusion of the Summit, all agreed that there was an immediate need for a partnership between the private and public sectors dedicated to increasing veteran employment – a partnership in which the private sector must take the lead. To read more about the findings click here.
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