Don't Go! Stay Recruiting for Veterans

Keeping veterans on the job is as important as hiring veterans if organizations want to gain the advantages of their unique skills. Stay interviews are important for addressing job concerns and asking forward-facing questions to improve veteran recruiting.
By Royston Arch

The emphasis on hiring veterans has brought a large measure of success with a veteran workforce in civilian positions exceeding 11 million in 2017. The focus for several years has been in the recruitment and onboarding of veterans, but hiring is not the same as retaining. Companies are investing large amounts of money in hiring veterans, spending resources to convert military "speak" into job specifications, and developing veteran supportive onboarding procedures.

Hiring veterans is certainly important, but hiring them into the right jobs and keeping them is proving challenging. The first year turnover rate is high for veterans, and the reasons are complex. Some leave because th...

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