Veteran-Ready Employers

“Lean on Veterans: Who better to lead through crisis? Who better to fight the war on corona?”

Who are the Service members & Veterans on your team

4-Part Video Series Introduction. March 23, 2020, Click here  In these uncertain times, we need experienced, adaptable leaders and team players who thrive in the face of uncertainty.  Who does this best? Service members, Veterans, and military spouses.

Ask, “Have you ever served in the military?” Instead of,  “Are you a Veteran?”

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Part 1:  Veterans think “Mission First, People  Aways.March 24, 2020, Click here. What does this mean? Where does this line of thinking come from?

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Part II:  Veterans have experience leading through adversity.  March 25, 2020, Click here.  Two of the greatest military leaders of our times, General Patton and General Powell explain why Service members and Veterans are experienced leading through adversity.

Part III:  Military service hones the skills we need right now. March 26, 2020. Click here. Veterans have  coveted core competencies that consistently fall within the top 10 employer desired attributes.

Part IV: To win, lean on Service members, Veterans and military spouses. March 27, 2020. Click here.  Your team will be richly rewarded when you develop relationships with and leverage the values, skillsets and attributes of Service members, Veterans and military spouses. We are deeply care about our communities. We are wired to serve – while in uniform and after.

Are you a Veteran Champion?

“By giving our veterans the gratitude and the opportunity they deserve, we are not only doing the right thing for them-we are also doing the right thing for all of us. Each returning veteran is a human resource, a mature, highly motivated young citizen who has proven his capacity to serve and to achieve. These young men and women form one of our strongest hopes for the future.”

– President Nixon, 1972

Do you seek loyal employees who are leaders, loyal, easy to train and show up to work on time? Look no further! Hire Veterans.
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Let’s get started.

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Let’s explore how your company can be a part of the win! Obtain a free assessment to ascertain whether your company is “Veteran-Friendly” or becoming “Veteran- Ready.”    


Not sure what “Veteran-Ready” means? Read this: FINAL_White Paper_Veteran Hiring_19Nov19

Benefits of becoming “Veteran-Ready:”

  • Strengthens your company’s reputation as civic-minded, patriotic and values-based.
  • Enables your company to source and retain employees who are disciplined and loyal leaders.
  • Increases visibility, relationships within and access to the Veteran community.
  • Brands your organization as a Veteran Champion.
We offer:
  • Veteran Champion Connect membership: (Click here:Jan 2020 VCC.)
    • Resource Directory
    • Monthly notifications of regional Veteran community events
    • Vanguard Veteran’s monthly newsletter
  • Resource Directory:
    • National, state and local resources for sourcing prospective Veteran employees
    • How to become visible within and support the Veteran community
  • Distinguishing your company as Veteran-Friendly via:
    • Social media posting
    • Connections to the Veteran community
  • Training:
    • Veteran-ready employer introduction. (2.5 hours)
    • How to screen resumes, interview, and onboard Veterans. (1.5 hours)
    • Military sensitivity training. (1.5 hours)
  • Consulting:                                                                                                                                                  
    • How to brand your company Veteran-Friendly
    • Move your company from Veteran-Friendly to Veteran- Ready
    • Create/refine a Veteran Employee Resource Group
Vanguard-Ready Employer Introduction.

Stay tuned for the 2020 Training Schedule

This 3-minute video overviews the Veteran Ready Employer Introduction training, explaining how Veterans strengthen the workforce, the benefits of attending the training and services provided by Vanguard Veteran.  Produced by Justin Higgins, at Limitless Video Productions.

Course participant feedback:

Melissa Terry, FST Logistics  –“The two best takeaways were how to better connect with Veterans and develop procedures to become “Veteran-Ready.”

Doug Hamon, Battelle Employee Resource Group – “A wide range of useful information was provided. There is hiring and recruiting information for both civilian and Veteran teams. We will be sending several of our internal recruiters to future classes to help strengthen our Veteran-hiring practices.” 

Mark Osborn, Kokosing Construction Company – “Because of this training, I will engage our current Veteran associates to help us become ‘Veteran-Ready’ and attract other Veterans.”

Josh Fletcher, Crown Lift Trucks – “The best parts of the course were the Veteran-specific interview questions, how to review military resumes and all the resources.”

 Sarah Gillman, Buckeye Power Sales – “We need to be more proactive in finding Veteran talent and do more for our current Veteran associates.”

Megan Laughlin, Toyota Material Handling – “I will start looking into visiting military bases and attending other local events to better connect with Veterans.”

Todd Reigle, Equitable Mortgage – “Because of this training, we will come up with a hiring protocol to prove that we are “Veteran-Ready.”

Amber Bates, Recruiter – “I will be more active in finding Veterans for positions versus waiting for them to apply.”

Scott Williams, Business owner – “This course is essentially a field manual for hiring and retaining Veterans.”

Sergeant Stacie Beck-Taylor, Corrections Agency – “What I liked best was all the resources provided.”

Cody Holmes-Muskovin, Red Roof  – “The one thing I will do as a result of this course is to  use the military skills translator to see how our jobs translate.”

Kevin Donahue, Messer Construction – “Because of this course, I will improve our recognition, heighten our focus on Veteran hiring and improve  branding.”

Keely Pearce, Fairfield Homes – “I liked all the different things that were covered, from the myths to hiring rates,  market shortages and common behaviors associated with military culture.”

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November is Hire-A-Veteran month. To learn how to hire Veterans and become a Veteran Champion, review Vanguard Veteran’s November 2018 newsletter. Click here.

Sign up for Vanguard Veteran’s monthly e-newsletter by clicking, here.  Check out the current issue here.

Let’s get together to explore how your company can be a part of the win! Contact us by clicking, here.