November is Hire-a-Veteran Month

IMG_3109[1] (1) (4)Veterans are the solution to the talent gap.

Do you want to hire someone:

  • You can trust?
  • With operational experience?
  • Who is willing to take the initiative but fundamentally values teamwork?
  • That enjoys a challenge and is an experienced decision-maker?
  • Who knows how to use a computer?
  • You don’t have to motivate? Is a self-starter!
  • Who shows up to work on time, drug-free?

Look no further.  Hire-a-Veteran!

Military veteran looking for work. Hire Me, I'm a Veteran

98% of employers said that they would hire a Veteran again.

54% of employers indicated Veteran employees perform“much better” compared to non-Veterans

Benefits of hiring Veterans:
  • Reduced Training Costs
  • Increased Productivity
  • Acquisition of Hard and Soft Skillset Employees
  • High Cost/Benefit Ratio

Source: 2018 Virginia Values Veterans Employer Training

Research shows:


According to a 2017 survey conducted by the Ohio Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, a clear disconnect exists between the skills employers value and the skills being addressed in school. View report, here.

Ohio businesses cite the following ‘skills gap’ as barriers to talent acquisition:

  • Work ethic
  • Teamwork & collaboration
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Digital technology
  • Oral and written communication
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Professionalism
  • Learning agility

Source: The Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Ohio’s Workforce Strategy for 2018 and beyond.

A 2016 study done by the Institute of Veteran and Military Families at Syracuse University found that when Veterans were compared to non-Veterans:

  • The attrition rate was 7% lower at General Electric
  • Work absenteeism at Tri-West was also lower

A 2012 CEB (now Gartner) Corporate Leadership Council survey of more than 200 companies reported:

  • Employee turnover rate for Veterans was 13%
  • As compared to a 16% turnover rate among all employees
  • And 23% amongst new hires

Source: Justin Constantine, From We will to At will,  2018

Why hire a military member and/or Veteran?

7 - Top Ten Reasons to Hire


“Military service members have received extensive education and skills training in a broad range of areas that directly correlates to private-sector occupations, and as a result of their military experience have gained leadership and management perspectives that are invaluable to today’s employers.”

Source: Ohio Department of Veterans Services Press Release, November 1, 2016. Governor Kasich Recognizes November as Hire-a-Veteran Month.



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