This is part 6 in an 11 part series. Veterans work side-by-side with people from different races, gender, religions, ethnic backgrounds, etc. The Army is a melting pot that represents all of society that now includes people of different sexual persuasions. Service members are not judged on anything but their future potential. Members of the […]
This is part 5 in an 11 part series. Every Soldier in the Army learns some process in doing their job. From basic rifle marksmanship to firing tanks and cannons, Soldiers learn “crew drills” that are standardized throughout the service. In most cases when there has been an accident it has been because someone failed […]
This is part 4 in an 11 part series. Veterans have learned the value of working as a team and the consequences when you don’t. Many tasks in the military cannot be accomplished as an individual and therefore forces people to work together. This also helps people in leadership positions learn about team dynamics. These […]
This is part 3 in an 11 part series. Each military organization has a defined set of values. As an Army veteran I will focus on those that I know. The Army not only introduced a program in 2005 to promote the Army values throughout the service but even added a week to Basic Combat […]
This is part 2 in an 11 part series. No other organization provides the training and experience to develop leaders like the military. Within a year of graduating from college a lieutenant is leading a team consisting of up to 30 members. Every Soldier, officer and enlisted, receives numerous weeks of training before they arrive […]
Any man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. Teddy Roosevelt Background The following process outlines an approach for developing your recruitment effort and uses the military as the recruiting source. However, the principles apply to any recruiting program. It is […]
In honor of Veterans Day later this week and with the continued reports on Veterans Unemployment I will publish eleven articles on why to hire a veteran. Why eleven? Maybe you need to understand the history of Veterans Day. The Pentathelete In an Army that has fought two wars simultaneously while also doing peacekeeping operations […]
Come Join Us On November 8th I will be part of a panel discussing how companies can improve their recruitment of military members. Please sign up and join the discussion.
Today I had the opportunity to speak to a group at the Minnesota Recruiters Conference (MNREC). I hope you enjoy the presentation.
One of Twitter’s advantages is that unlike e-mail messages or Facebook updates, tweets can reach an unknown audience — a benefit that recruiters, human resources departments and job-seekers are fast discovering. In the last month, 340,000 jobs have been listed on Twitter, said William Fischer, co-founder of WorkDigital, which created TwitJobSearch, a site that searches […]