Judith Tavano is a veteran spouse and special project coordinator for the IDEALS institute of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arkansas.
Building a 21st Century Workforce: Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Veterans and Other Military-connected Individuals
Hiring Veterans and other military-connected individuals isn't just patriotic; it's good for your organization. Take time to look at all the advantages of hiring those who have served and/or who are serving. In a time of full employment, perhaps an alternative recruiting source such as the military is just what you need to fill your organization's skills gaps. Let's get together and:
· State a business case for hiring military-connected individuals specific to your organizations;
· Identify what makes a military-connected individual unique and valuable;
· Consider a plan for effective recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding of military-connected;