Employers

Military Success Trait – Decisiveness

Successful leaders who are good decision makers exhibit another military success trait – decisiveness. They understand the importance of execution while applying their moral compass to the decision. Being decisive helps them to get a jump on the competition, see around corners and/or to quickly pull the plug on a project that isn’t tracking to… Read more »

Military Success Trait – Accountability

I’d like to highlight another of the leadership pillars that is instilled by military service: the military success trait – accountability. By being accountable and “owning up”, leaders can move past the blame game and give deep focus to learning from outcomes that were unanticipated or negative. Examining small failures provides a new awareness that… Read more »

Capital One has a Strong Military Network

John Finneran is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Capital One Financial Corporation, a diversified Fortune 200 company and one of the top ten banks in the United States based on deposits, with one of the most widely recognized brands in America. To help commemorate the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® issue and Armed… Read more »

Military-Experienced Executives Series: Bob Wilt

Bob Wilt, Executive Vice President for a Fortune 150 Company, is an executive leader who has led companies through good times and bad. He is also an Iraq combat veteran, graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Harvard Business School. When Bob graciously agreed to share his time with HireMilitaryBlog.com for… Read more »

Civilian Jobs Most Valuable Employers for Military

Hiring veterans has become more and more commonplace, and many companies are following the trend and/or pursuing veteran hiring to meet government mandates. But CivilianJobs.com’s Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military go above and beyond the expectation level, combining innovative recruiting and retention programs with discrete acts such as care in time of need, or… Read more »

Military Success Trait – Character

Successful business leadership is mutually inclusive with another military success trait – character. While some businesses can show short term gains with executive personnel possessing less-than-stellar moral fiber, long-term success can only be fostered from strong character. For this reason, middle-manager positions, the front-line of many businesses, offer an opportunity to insert developing leaders who… Read more »

Recruit Military-Experienced Talent with a Value Center Approach

One of the ways that exceptional organizations separate themselves from the pack is by adopting the concept of their recruiting function as a value center. Conversely, a not-so-forward-thinking company sees recruiting as a cost center activity. The evidence of this becomes apparent when they trumpet cost per hire as their leading metric: “We’ve got our… Read more »

Military Success Trait – Drive

Some are born with God-given talent and exceptional ability but most successful people must rely on another military success trait – Drive. Business leaders must develop an ability to push out of their comfort zone, to find a way to deliver results for their customers and shareholders. Drive is how you get up again after… Read more »

OFCCP Veteran Benchmarking and Veteran Hiring Plans

So far in 2015, a frequently occurring discussion I am having with employers surrounds EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Veteran and Disabled Veteran hiring benchmarks. The landmark change involves proactive veteran and disabled veteran hiring plans as well as several layers of self-identification for employees. I’ll be the first one to tell you I’m not… Read more »

Military Success Trait – Feedback

Military-experienced personnel are accustomed to receiving feedback. The military has ingrained a continuous improvement mindset that takes advantage of reviewing and renewing. When they conduct an operation, evolution or a causality drill, they immediately review their performance. It’s not to pass out blame but rather identify weaknesses in processes, equipment, execution, etc. The undisputed champion… Read more »