Looking for a hard-working, motivated, ethical employee? Hire a U.S. veteran. Veterans are disciplined team players who bolster any employer's business. What's more, hiring veterans is not only a good idea, it's good business.
Note that any veteran who belongs to either the VFW or American Legion has been Honorably Discharged as that is necessary to be eligible to join either organization.
Ten (10) reasons for hiring a veteran:
1. Accelerated learning curve: Veterans have an ability to learn new skills and concepts. They can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real-world situations. This background can enhance your organization's productivity.
2. Leadership: The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration. Veterans understand the practical ways to manage behaviors for results, even in the most trying circumstances. They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer structures.
3. Teamwork. Veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows out of responsibility to one's colleagues. Military duties involve a blend of individual and group productivity. They perceive how groups of all sizes relate to each other and an overarching objective.
4. Diversity and inclusion in action: Veterans have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion, and economic status as well as mental, physical, and attitudinal capabilities. They have the sensitivity to cooperate with many different types of individuals.
5. Efficient performance under pressure: Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on time, despite tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.
6. Respect for procedures: Veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organizational framework, becoming responsible for subordinates' actions to higher supervisory levels. They know how policies and procedures enable an organization to exist.
7. Technology and globalization: Veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all enterprises of any size need to succeed.
8. Integrity: Veterans know what it means to do "an honest day's work." Prospective employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, often including security clearances. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.
9. Conscious of Health & Safety standards: Due to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols for themselves and others. They represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintaining personal health and fitness. On a company level, their awareness and conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property, and materials.
10. Triumph over adversity: In addition to enhanced personal maturity, veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They likely have proven their mettle in mission critical situations demanding endurance, stamina, and flexibility. They may have overcome personal disabilities through strength and determination.===================