Veteran-Hiring Concierge

Do you want loyal, productive employees who know how to lead, are easy to train and show up on time?

Look no further. Hire Veterans!

Click here for the 2023 hybrid Veteran Talent Academy schedule.

Our ideal clients:

  • Understand that Veterans are great workers and want more on their team.
  • Appreciate that Veteran talent strengthens their workforce.
  • Make time to do the following:
  1. Attend meetings with people with access to Veteran talent.
  2. Participate in local and/or virtual hiring events.
  3. Show up at Veteran community events to distinguish your company as Veteran-friendly and develop trusting relationships with Veterans.
  4. Willing to examine and modify internal processes to improve hiring and retention practices.

Do you wonder if your company is “Veteran-Ready?”

Take the complimentary “Veteran-Ready” assessment. Click, here.

Not sure why being “Veteran-Ready” is important and what it means – click here! Read my white paper – click here!

Benefits of becoming Veteran-Ready:

  • Strengthens your company!
  • Enables your company to leverage and retain disciplined, loyal leaders who increase productivity and promote cost savings.
  • Uses approaches to evaluate Veteran hires for the right “culture-fit” – click here!
  • Fosters your reputation as civic-minded, patriotic and values-based.
  • Brands your organization as a Veteran Champion.
Start learning today! Find out about this free course, here.

How we can help:

Veteran Champion Connect.

A customized monthly service that connects employers with sources of Veteran talent to build a proactive Veteran talent pipeline and Veteran community leaders to distinguish your company as Veteran friendly. Other features may include:

  • Monthly email notifications about Veteran- hiring and community events.
  • Social media posting on Vanguard Veteran’s platforms.
  • Vanguard Veteran newsletter highlights.
  • Veteran hiring and retention consulting services.

Contact us for a 30-minute complimentary discovery call and pricing at

National Directory for Sourcing Veteran Talent.

Links and/or contact information for sourcing Veteran talent to more than 50 national resources, to include hiring fairs, job boards, large military base contacts, consulting firms, publications to advertise in, internship-like opportunities.


Connect and Build Relationships with Veterans in Central Ohio or Arizona’s Maricopa County.

Explanations and contact information of agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges and Veteran organizations in the region for building relationships with Veterans and developing a grassroots, proactive Veteran talent pipeline.


  • Tools:

Onboarding Checklist for Veterans.

This ready-to-use checklist jump-starts the onboarding of your new Veteran hire, including a a high-touch welcome, systematically pairing them with current Veteran employees and civilian “go-to” persons. Regular touch-base intervals are described. Use this tool today to get your new hire off on the right foot and cultivate their loyalty from the start.


How to Successfully Interview Veterans

This guide summarizes strategies for preparing for Veteran interviews, the type of questions to ask (with key examples) and how to get your Veteran candidate talking. Without knowing how to get the best out of the interview, it would be easy to miss a great hire.


How to review Veteran Resumes

This overview document describes what to expect and look for in Veteran Resumes. Explains how they are different and use them to effectively evaluate prospective Veteran talent.


  • Live In-Person or Virtual 1.5 Hour Group Trainings:

Military Culture: Why Post-Military Transition can be Challenging and What’s in it for You.

Become familiar with how military service shapes values and behavior and considerations to bear in mind as you connect with this population. A little bit of awareness will take you a long way.


Upgrade Your Talent Pool: How to Interpret Military Resumes, Translate Military Occupations, Interview and Source Veteran candidates.

Recap what research findings show about the value of the Veteran. Overview of proven strategies for sourcing, interpreting resumes and interviewing Veteran talent, emphasizing the use of military skills translators.


Upgrade & Upskill Your Talent: Keep Veteran Hires on Your Team.

Learn key retention strategies for keeping Veteran talent. Includes specifics for onboarding, mentoring and professional development with an emphasis on creating a Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG). Characteristics and best practices of “Veteran-Ready” employers will also be described.


Contact us by clicking, here.

The Veteran Ready Employer Introduction

 Veteran Ready Employer Introduction training overview. Produced courtesy of Justin Higgins, Limitless Video Productions, LLC.

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.”

“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, 1976

Other clients distinguishing their organizations as “Veteran-Friendly” or moving toward becoming “Veteran-Ready:”Nationwide, Marriott, Cintas, Horizon Telcom, DOSE Moving and Storage, SERVPRO of Delaware, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Equitable Mortgage, Senior Helpers, Caldwell Banker – Ryan Lephart, Otterbein University, Petco Construction, Reliant Capital Solutions, The Waterworks.


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