5 Tips and Resources For Veteran Recruitment

When it comes to recruiting veterans and other members of the military community, it’s important to use every tool and resource at your disposal. When it comes time to put your recruitment strategies in place make sure that they are not overlooked so that your organization is one veterans are attracted to and one where they can flourish. Here are 5 Tips and Resources for Veteran Recruitment.

Military EAP Programs

EAP is a voluntary and confidential program that aims to assist all of the members of a workforce community through various challenges that may be negatively affecting job performances, health, and general personal well-being. It’s not only an attractive resource for veterans, but an effective program will provide resources that will help optimize your organization’s success. These EPA programs can offer a variety of benefits such as mentorship, counseling, referrals, and follow up services. The goal of an EAP program is to identify, educate, assist, and plan for solutions to challenges an employee may face inside or outside of the workplace, and it’s a valuable resource that veterans look for. 

CareerOneStop Business Center

The CareerOneStop Business Center was created by the U.S. Department of Labor. The site gives employers access to tools for hiring veterans, a public job bank, job fairs, local training programs, recruiting and hiring resources, and information on training and retaining employees. You can also locate veterans service professionals within specific geographical locations.

Military Friendly® Designation

Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunities for the military community. It’s a designation that establishes baseline expectations in key areas to earn designation. Organizations that go above and beyond the baseline expectations can earn higher levels, called “awards.” This awards system of upward mobility incentivizes organizations to always strive to do more to support veterans. These designations and awards stand out to veterans when they are transitioning to the civilian workforce. Visit militaryfriendly.com if you are an employer interested in participating in the annual survey. 

EEO Language

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires that employers include notice in job advertisements that qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Even if you aren’t required by law to provide this information, assuring prospects and applicants that your organization is committed to equal opportunity is recommended. The use of “tag-lines” in job ads is the way contractors provide the public that notice. Some examples  and considerations to keep in compliance are given below: 

Source: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/CAGuides/files/Postings&NoticesGuide-CONTR508c.pdf

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) prepares service members for the civilian workforce by providing them with employment resources and protecting their employment rights. VETS is dedicated to finding employment for veterans and service members, making it a great tool for employers looking to locate qualified veterans to add to their teams. 

These are all resources that will help make your workplace more attractive to the military community, and when blended with your current recruitment marketing strategies, will help alleviate some of the pain points that come with employee recruitment. Make sure to check out some of our other Recruitment Marketing Resources and help boost your marketing strategies and help your bottom line.

These are all resources that will help make your workplace more attractive to the military community, and when blended with your current recruitment marketing strategies, will help alleviate some of the pain points that come with employee recruitment. Make sure to check out some of our other Recruitment Marketing Resources and help boost your marketing strategies and help your bottom line.

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