AVEC’s shared industry insights will help elevate organisations’ veteran recruitment approach from ‘veteran-friendly’ to ‘veteran-ready’. Through developing a greater understanding of the veteran experience, and aligning this to a civilian career, organisations can meet their business needs with a unique skillset and create more meaningful employment for veterans.
What can organisations do to get involved?
AVEC’s research has identified eight key ways to improve hiring rates of veterans, and ultimately elevate organisations’ veteran recruitment approach from ‘veteran-friendly’ to ‘veteran-ready’.
Seek to understand the veteran’s military experience
Focus on depth of experience gained vs. length of time served
Assess based on attributes and capabilities vs. technical skills
Understand the culture that veterans come from
Offer a wide range of support avenues
Be cognisant not to treat veterans differently
Find a common language
Build awareness that your brand is ‘veteran-ready’
Veteran Ready Toolkit
Understanding the key challenges and considerations during a recruitment lifecycle is crucial when engaging veteran candidates. AVEC’s Veteran Ready Toolkit, with self-assessment tools and checklists, will help to align hiring expectations, uncover veteran potential and improve hiring decisions.