Last week I participated in a lunchtime webinar given by The Buller Group , an international consulting and recruiting firm, on Market Challenges of Hiring Veterans. One million veterans will be returning home and transitioning to civilian careers in the next four years. The webinar focused on the rewards and special challenges of recruiting veterans.
Unemployment remains high among veterans. Veterans are excellent employment prospects, if you can understand and address the nature of their transition from a military to civilian work culture and the transferability of military skills to the civilian sector.
Hiring veterans is a win-win and good for our economy. With a small investment to know the territory, you can hire veterans successfully. The new “fiscal cliff” law extends through 2013 the tax credits for employers who hire military veterans or individuals from underserved communities that have faced barriers to employment. The Buller Group recommends establishing a veteran recruitment strategy, implementing a custom on-boarding program and establishing a veteran retention and coaching strategy. You can do it and create a win-win for your organization.