There are many good reasons to hire a veteran, from education and training to values, leadership and teamwork. Here are great reasons to hire a current or former military member.
Accelerated learning curve
Veterans have the ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can join your team with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real world situations. Such background enhances your company’s productivity.
The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration. Veterans understand practical ways to manage behaviors for results, even in difficult circumstances. They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer structures.
Veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one’s colleagues. Military duties involve a blend of individual and group productivity. They also necessitate a perception of how groups of all sizes relate to each other and an overarching objective.
Diversity and inclusion in action
Veterans have learned to work side by side with people, regardless of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion and economic status as well as mental, physical and attitudinal capabilities.
Efficient performance under pressure
Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to accomplish priorities on time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.
Respect for procedures and accountability
Veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organizational framework. They know how policies and procedures enable an organization to function efficiently and effectively.
Technology and globalization
Because of their experience in the service, veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends relevant to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that enterprises of all sizes need to succeed.
Veterans know what it means to do “an honest day’s work.” Prospective employers can enjoy a track record of integrity, often including security clearances. This integrity often brings qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.
Conscious of health and safety standards
Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and others. That awareness and conscientiousness translates into protection of employees, property and materials.
Triumph over adversity
In addition to having developed personal maturity, veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They likely have proven their mettle in mission-critical situations demanding endurance, stamina and flexibility. They may have overcome personal disabilities through strength and determination.
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