As of 2015, the unemployment rate of US Veterans was at its lowest point in almost eight years. Why? Because many businesses are beginning to understand the value a veteran can bring to their company. These veterans have made extraordinary sacrifices in protecting our country, and have received some of the most sophisticated training available on the planet today.
While some businesses still do not understand the concept of how military training and skills can translate into normal everyday business skills, more and more companies are looking to hire military veterans for a variety of jobs. Whether you have hired, or are considering hiring a vet, there are countless benefits your company will reap, such as:
- Outstanding Leadership – leadership is often lacking in hires today. Too many people have lacked the opportunity to lead or acquire leadership skills for a variety of reasons. However, businesses today need to hire leaders in order for the business to excel. Military vets are leaders! Simply put, they are trained to be leaders and practice it daily while in active duty. These skills translate easily to civilian work life, and are a great asset to your company.
- Composure under pressure – today’s society is extremely fast and has the mentality of instant gratification. While most of society lives this way, many cannot work in this type of environment. Veterans have been trained to work under extreme pressure and still remain calm and composed to handle the task at hand. They are able to make quick decisions in a variety of adverse situations, which can have immense value to many businesses.
- Detail Oriented – you strive to have employees that pay attention to every detail of every project – right? When asked, many employers today will tell you that attention to detail is the number one issue they have with employees. Hiring a vet will eliminate this problem for you! Military veterans are relentless when it comes to attention to detail. Their ability to view the big picture and complete the task necessary, while making adjustments as needed, will have every project done properly.
- Teamwork – it is hard to find good team players these days…. We often hear supervisors making this comment. Veterans are the ultimate team players. They understand the concept of the chain of command, and unlike many others, know what it means to work as a team.
As you can see, there are many benefits to hiring a veteran in your company. They have unquestionable skills and transferable characteristics that only veterans can bring. Hiring a veteran can help bring your company to the next level in so many ways. Why wait any longer. Hire a veteran today.
Not sure where to begin in hiring a veteran for your business? Absolutely American can help you bridge the gap and hire the best talented veteran available today. Contact us to find out how.
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