Veterans are a rich source of talent. Recruiters and HR professionals will learn how to build a successful hiring program targeting the veteran employee.
- You are here watching this course because you recognize that as a nation, we have an amazing and often untapped workforce of men and women who bring the skills, talent, commitment, and work ethic that you seek as an employer. You might also recognize that there are things you don't understand about the veteran job applicant or employee. Or perhaps, you've built a veteran recruiting program that isn't working. Maybe you want to take your program to the next level, or possibly, you are just getting started.
Well, this course is for you. I'm Lida Citroen, and I'm a civilian who recognize that our nation's veterans are often at a significant disadvantage in identifying and then competing for meaningful civilian jobs. So I decided to use my background in reputation management and personal branding to help veterans compete for those jobs, and to help employers attract higher and on-board veteran employees. In fact, I wrote the book. I wrote the book Your Next Mission, a personal branding guide for the military-to-civilian transition.
And it's been read by thousands of veterans and company hiring managers. Veterans make up a unique workforce. They bring amazing skills, talents, and training that many employers find appealing. They also bring some differences that many employers find challenging. Veterans do not receive the training, tools, or insights to understand a civilian workplace, how employers hire, and what it really takes to be successful in their next career. So that's what we're going to sort our here.
I'm going to show you how to understand the veteran candidate, effectively recruit and attract veterans to your company, and on-board and grow the veteran employee to be a successful part of your team.
Last, Lida discusses ways to adapt your hiring process, teams, and systems to accommodate veteran employees, emphasizing onboarding and retention of veteran candidates.