Employers

Placing Veterans in New Careers Never Gets Old

Connie Metzger may not be a veteran, but she sure likes recruiting them. Twelve of the 27 years she spent at Air Products were in talent acquisition, and she worked closely with Bradley-Morris’s recruiting services team to staff her positions. “Bradley-Morris was a great resource for bringing in veterans. I hired lots of machinist mates,… Read more »

Our Sourcing Tools Deliver the Best Way to Hire Veterans

The Best Way to Hire Veterans Just like in real estate, location, location, location is the name of the game when searching for the best way to hire veterans. Where companies source candidates directly impacts how many veterans they’ll find. There are currently 18.8 million veterans in today’s job market, with 250,000 more joining their… Read more »

Continuous Improvement Infused in a Veteran’s DNA

Maintaining the status quo with a “This is the way we’ve always done it” philosophy is a recipe for disaster in today’s global market, where customers can get something better, faster, or cheaper in record time. It’s the companies with a strategy for continuous improvement that stay one step ahead of the curve, and military… Read more »

Junior Military Officers Deliver Agile Leadership

We’ve turned the corner on “business as usual” in most industries. Early adopters of disruption and technology have gained an edge over some tried-and-true companies late to adopt a technology strategy. Some examples: Amazon’s disruption of retail sent Wal-Mart and Target rushing into online business and forcing innovation. Thanks to Uber and Lyft, calling a… Read more »

This Year’s Talent Shortage Is Costing Your Business More Than You Think

Picture a successful oil and gas company with a talent shortage. Several field service technicians have departed for greener pastures and those roles are not backfilled right away. Accordingly, more work gets distributed among the rest of the maintenance department. Because business is booming, work orders have increased but the staff shortage means there are… Read more »

Avoid the Job Candidate “Ghosting” Phenomenon

Job seekers today have many choices, and their behavior reflects it. As unemployment keeps hovering at historic lows (including veteran unemployment, which is much lower than the overall rate) the labor market will likely remain tight in 2019 and companies will continue to slug it out for the best hires. A side effect of this… Read more »

An Attitude of Gratitude Boosts Your Workplace Culture

Everyone wants to feel appreciated, valued, and recognized. Studies have shown that appreciation (or the absence of it) directly impacts employee performance and retention. “The Last Lecture” author Randy Pausch said, “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” This is a theme of ours at… Read more »

Soft Skills Are Irreplaceable

While many laborers today worry that the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) may take their jobs away, humans still possess something that computers can’t replicate: soft skills. A 2017 joint study from Boston College, Harvard, and the University of Michigan suggested that soft skills training in areas like problem solving and communication increases productivity and… Read more »

Fill Construction Jobs with Veterans

Although the U.S. construction industry is growing at a healthy pace, there are challenges facing the industry. A lack of skilled workers coupled with retiring baby boomers means attracting younger talent is imperative to fill construction jobs. The solution? Hire veterans. Many transitioning servicemembers possess the desirable skills, and many executed or managed construction projects… Read more »

Veterans Fit Naturally Into Collective Leadership Environments

Employing principles of collective leadership is an emerging trend in the workplace. Although not a new concept, collective leadership champions diverse perspectives and contributions. It leverages internal motivation and shared responsibility when groups work together toward one vision, with everyone using their unique talents and skills to contribute to the process. This will sound very… Read more »