Make A Pledge To Hire A Veteran By Year's End
As we wind up this year's Memorial Day, consider making a pledge, as Siemens Corp. has done, to hire a veteran. For Siemens, by the end of this year, they will have hired almost 1,000 vets across many of its U.S. businesses.
According to Siemens Corp. President and CEO Eric Spiegel, as featured in this week's Bloomberg's Business Week magazine, "Veterans make excellent employees and leaders." He adds that it can also be a tremendous boost to corporate morale.
When hiring veterans, G.I. Jobs recommends that you hire because of the veteran's attributes and qualities instilled by his/her military service. Spiegel agrees. He says, "The veterans we hire score well for leadership, discipline, work ethic and team skills. These are people who are focused on getting the job done and getting it done right, regardless of the challenge."
Don't get hung up on trying to match the technical skills developed in the military to specific civilian job requirements. That's the biggest mistake employers make when hiring ex-military people, reports G.I. Jobs.