Resumes don’t adequately reflect the potential contribution of a prospective employee, representing one of the most significant barriers to addressing the unemployment situation of veterans in this country. America’s employers play a critical part in employing veterans as they return from service and seek private sector opportunities.
IVMF Tools to Help Prepare Your Company to Hire Vets
The Business Case for Hiring a Veteran
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that “hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture.” Schultz’s suggestion that hiring is mostly “art,” and that resumes don’t adequately reflect the potential contribution of a prospective employee, represents one of the most significant impediments to addressing the unemployment situation of veterans in this country. This is because the business case for hiring a veteran has been largely informed in the public domain by non-specific clichés about leadership and mission focus.Read the business case
Supporting the Employment of Veterans and Military Families
Given employment challenges facing our nation’s veterans, the “Guide to Leading Policies, Practices & Resources: Supporting the Employment of Veterans and Military Families” is the product of a collaborative effort of the IVMF and more than 30 private sector employers and supporting organizations, plus many more, whose activities are reflected throughout the report, that agreed to share best practices, lessons learned and innovations tied to the recruitment, assimilation, retention and advancement of vets in the workforce.View the Leading Practices
Veteran Employment Leading Practices Toolkit
America’s employers play a critical part in employing veterans as they return from service and seek private sector opportunities. This toolkit is one step forward to fill the existing void of resources that corporations need to create rewarding career opportunities for servicemen and women, and to benefit from the strong talent pool represented in veterans and their families. Select tools include best-in-class practices, processes, resources and programs positioned to increase employment opportunities for our nation’s veterans.Visit the Digital Tooklit