Sherrill A. Curtis, SPHR has written a comprehensive guide to hiring military, Support from Behind the Lines: 10 Steps to Becoming a Military-Ready Employer. She has collected a breadth of information and presents it in a well organized manner. I also appreciate that she mentions placement firms and gives us the top bullet point on appendix 4 regarding resources. Thanks!
Related to this, one tool that companies seeking military-experienced talent can plug into is a Bradley-Morris ConferenceHire® hiring event. Unlike a job fair, military-experienced candidates are expertly matched to specific civilian job orders. ConferenceHire events produce many positive dynamics for employers and the feedback we receive from clients regarding the process is overwhelmingly positive.
The best part: These events are free to attend. The minimal expense of a hotel suite and travel typically pales in comparison to the up-front and opportunity costs of other forms of military recruiting. If you want to get “boots on the ground” for your military-focused hiring plan, attend a BMI ConferenceHire event.
Image courtesy Regional Command Southwest; Photo by Cpl. Katherine Keleher