Measuring for Veteran Inclusion and Success

Attracting and hiring veterans is only one step in the diversity and inclusion process. Once on board, the organization needs to track their challenges, needs and impacts to ensure veterans have every opportunity to succeed.
By Royston Arch

It seems like every discussion today focuses on measurements, metrics, analytics or statistics. For veterans and veterans with disabilities, the measurements are proving to be critical to their success in the civilian workforce.

Past research has shown that organizations were investing sizable amounts of their recruiting budgets to attract veterans and in onboarding of those hired, but once employed, the veterans were stalling in their careers and experiencing high rates of disengagement. Veterans were not utilizing all of their skills, maximizing competencies and capabilities, or realizing their full potential. Failing to fully develop veteran employees’ potential and failing to fully include them in the orga...

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