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10 Top Reasons to Hire Veterans

Attn Employers!  Find out Why Hiring Veterans Makes Cents

by Capt. Benjamin Jones

There is now doubt that hiring U.S. Veterans makes cents from many standpoints…..below, Veterans Today is proud to list the top 10 list………so here we go: 

1.  Accelerated Learning Curve
Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real world situations. This background can enhance your organization’s productivity.

2.  Leadership
The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration. Veterans understand the practical ways to manage behaviors for results, even in the most trying circumstances. They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer structures. …..    

3.  Teamwork
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.

4.  Diversity and Inclusion in Action
Veterans have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion and economic status as well as mental, physical and attitudinal capabilities. They have the sensitivity to cooperate with many different types of individuals.

5.  Efficient performance under pressure
Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how 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.

6.  Respect for procedures
Veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organizational framework, becoming responsible for subordinates’ actions to higher supervisory levels. They know how policies and procedures enable an organization to exist.

7.  Technology and globalization
Because of their experiences in the service, veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all enterprises of any size need to succeed.

8.  Integrity
Veterans know what it means to do “an honest day’s work.” Prospective employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, often including security clearances. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.

9.  Conscious of health and safety standards
Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. Individually, they represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintaining personal health and fitness. On a company level, their awareness and conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property and materials.

10. Triumph over adversity

In addition to dealing positively with the typical issues of 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 strengths and determination. 

Hire Veterans

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8 Comments for “10 Top Reasons to Hire Veterans”

  1. atleast we can all agree that once these brave men and women return home, we owe them the opportunity to find good jobs and assist them in starting or resuming their careers.

  2. Oh Ya by the way, if my being a vet and my military and civilian skills aren’t enough to land me a job then telling him he can get a $2400.00 tax credit wont’t make much difference and if it does then that company is in sad shape and you don’t belong there anyways!
    Secure America First!

  3. In my opinion, as soon as a hiring manager see’s the word “Vet” on your resume he should put it on the “to be interviewed” stack. He should know one thing and one thing only, we once sat down and signed a contract that stated pretty much that for doing our job we were ready to die for our country and everybody that lives within our flag’s colors! I still can’t find a job after almost a year and I’ve even applied to security positions that would send me to Iraq to help guard our soldiers. How many non-vets are that eager and that disaplined and that sure of their abilities to perform under all conditions. I’m a Vietnam Era Vet before anything else!

  4. I would say yes, you are correct. But I believe that it is a positive correlation – hiring veterans and saving money. There are many programs out there that offer tax breaks, funding for training, and other benefits to the employer for hiring veterans. Currently because the veteran, and even more-so the disabled, or injured veteran continues to be overlooked during the hiring process. This is so that the company is encouraged to take another look. See the possibilities for utilizing the strengths, not weaknesses of the veteran. The end result is the veteran is hired, possibly trained to obtain the skills necessary to compete for promotions and upgrades in salary, all while receiving military benefits such as the GI Bill, at a reduced cost for the company.

  5. Please tell me that I am not the only person that has commented on Cpt Jones use of “cents” and not “sense”. I may be stepping out on a limb when I say that it is my belief that he actually did this on purpose. Why? Well, perhaps he is telling employers that they could be saving money by hiring the former military peronnel due to the ten reasons he listed???? Does that sound feasible?

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