More than half (60%) of today’s employers are having a difficult time finding candidates that have the necessary qualifications for open positions.
Veterans often possess the necessary skills, attitude, competencies, and cultural knowledge for such open roles, yet are overlooked due to a lack of understanding in Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, and HR regarding transferable military experience.
For veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time since September 2001—a group referred to as Gulf War-era II veterans — the average unemployment rate is higher than that of the national average – 7.2% compared to 5.5% nationally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Gaining a comprehensive understanding of relevant veteran skills and attributes can aid in fixing the disconnect between employers seeking talented workers and veterans with the necessary qualifications who are going unnoticed.
In this Whitepaper, we will explore the central issues with veteran hiring and what recruiters and employers can do to alleviate these issues and strengthen the allegiance between veterans and the civilian business world.