News of Note

Which of These People Is Your Future CEO?: The Different Ways Military Experience Prepares Managers for Leadership

A recent Harvard Business Review article (subscription required for full text) notes: “According to a 2005 Korn/Ferry study, former officers make up just 3% of the U.S. adult male population but about three times that of the CEOs of S&P 500 firms. Faith in the leadership qualities of former officers makes sense: They are trained… Read more »

Highlights from the SHRM 2010 Military Event; What Employers Need to Know About the New DOL Job Corps Demonstration Project for Veterans

Kudos to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for incorporating a new session at its annual conference which focused on issues surrounding military veterans entering or returning to the civilian workforce.  The 2010 Annual Conference and Expo, which concluded on June 30th in San Diego, offered a modified 2-day program entitled “Military Veterans: Transitioning… Read more »

Fortune magazine article on the value of recruiting military talent

Fortune magazine ran a good piece regarding what many readers of are already aware of: The high return on investment of recruiting military talent for roles in corporate America. These lines sum up the article: “Veterans reentering the civilian workforce are increasingly finding a warm welcome. That’s especially true for young officers who have… Read more »

A Simple Career Page Update any Employer (Civilian or Government) Can Make to Attract Military Veterans to Apply

I am counting down to the magic date of March 9, 2010.  What is so special about March 9th?  According to the Presidential Executive Order 13518 “Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government” that is the date by which each Federal agency must establish a Veterans Employment Program Office (VEPO).   The VEPO is required to… Read more »

An Open Letter to President Obama regarding “Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government”

Dear President Obama – I posted a link to Executive Order #13518 “Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government” as a discussion item in about two dozen different veteran groups on LinkedIn.  I was curious to see what kind of response news of this order and its “Veterans Employment Initiative” would generate.  Reaction fell into… Read more » 2010 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military™ Nominations Opened

Since 1991, Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI) has been helping Fortune 1000 companies source and hire from the military-experienced talent pool. Today on Veterans Day, BMI subsidiary, where America’s Military connects with Civilian Careers, opened nominations for the 2010 Most Valuable Employers for Military (TM) award. To be emailed a nomination, contact . View the… Read more »

25,000 Veterans Sign Up for New Post 9/11 G.I. Bill in First Two Weeks

The Christian Science Monitor published a great article on the popularity of the new and very generous Post 9/11 G.I. Bill coming into effect at the end of this summer.  Since the Department of Veterans Affairs began accepting online applications on May 1st more than 25,000 veterans have submitted an application.  The new bill is effective for classes/programs… Read more »

Veterans in “Green Jobs”: New York Times

The New York Times ran a nice piece yesterday regarding veterans in “green jobs” such as solar, wind, biomass, etc. So why are military-experienced job seekers targeting these areas, as well as being targeted by the energy sector for open positions? Prior-military service members have always been a significant part of the energy industry’s, oil… Read more »

The 2009 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military™, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, announced the winners of the 2009 Most Valuable Employers for Military. Some of the winning military-friendly companies include: BNSF Railway Company CACI International Inc Consolidated Edison, Inc. CSX Corporation For the full list, see the official announcement here.

An Update on Tax Credits for Hiring Military Veterans

Back in December I posted a blog on how hiring military veterans can save your company money through the use of a tax credit called the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). This credit is available via IRS Form 5884 to organizations that employ certain categories of veterans. Thanks to The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act… Read more »