Learn the how to avoid common mistakes as you set your company up for success in growing veteran candidates. In this tutorial, LIda covers how to set clear goals and expectations. She gives tips for assigning a mentor or using a buddy system to help acclimate the veteran employee. She also cautions employers to be careful when asking about a veteran's combat experience.
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- Many of us who've been successful…can look around our office and see our awards…and our plaques and our milestones of achievement.…For many of us, these items provide a daily reminder…of our ability to overcome challenge and build success.…Well, now imagine that every success and accomplishment…you've ever had was displayed on your jacket.…Every good, brave, and noble action you took in your career…was on display for others to see.…When you walked into any room,…others could tell what you've done,…how successful you've been,…and where you rank in the organization.…
For military veterans, this is their reality.…So then imagine how hard it would be…when you take off that uniform…and suddenly all those accomplishments…aren't on display and close to your heart.…This can cause a great feeling of displacement…and anonymity for someone who risked their life…to protect our country, and now they look like anyone else.…As you recruit veterans, help them transition…into their new career in ways that set them up for success.…
Last, Lida discusses ways to adapt your hiring process, teams, and systems to accommodate veteran employees, emphasizing onboarding and retention of veteran candidates.