The Force Behind the Force: Training, Leveraging, and Communicating About Military Spouses as Employees

Published: December 7, 2016

Military spouses have higher unemployment rates, estimated as much as three times higher than their civilian peers. In an effort to arm the HR community with information about the value military spouses bring to the workplace, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, along with Prudential Financial, Inc., have released this training toolkit focused on hiring military spouses. The series is designed for interested companies to achieve their hiring goals and to:
  1. Identify some of the common challenges faced by military spouses and increase understanding among HR professionals and hiring managers who wish to include military spouses as part of their overall hiring strategies.
  2. Show how military spouse strengths can be leveraged in the workplace
  3. Identify how military spouse resumes are impacted by the military lifestyle and provide guidance to businesses as to how to assess military spouse job candidates
  4. Communicate pragmatic suggestions on how corporations can include military spouses as part of their overall diversity strategies for recruiting, hiring, and retaining military spouse employees.
The training slides also present practical suggestions on how corporations can include military spouses as part of their overall diversity strategies for recruiting, hiring, and retaining military spouse employees.
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