Reading a headline like “Veteran unemployment rate is at a 50-year low,” is something to celebrate. Veterans are a group of talented individuals, which are instinctive to rally behind because they have served our country and acquired amazing skill sets in the process. However, let’s keep in mind that “Veteran unemployment rate is at a… Read more »
We’re currently in a candidate-driven market, which means additional options for candidates and increased competition for employers. So what’s an employer with critical hiring needs to do? Companies can increase their odds of securing top military talent by focusing on understanding transferable skills and technical terminology. Furthermore, within a candidate-driven market, companies can’t afford to… Read more »
Unless you have a military background or have been involved with hiring large numbers of military people, figuring out military skills is a daunting task. The Army and Marine Corps use “MOS” groups (Military Occupational Specialty). The Air Force separates their skills into “AFSC” groups (Air Force Specialty Codes). Finally, the Navy calls each of… Read more »
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 »
Sandy Morris, CEO of military recruiting firm Bradley-Morris, Inc., was recently interviewed by America’s Business radio. Some of the topics covered included: – What staffing challenges are occurring for hiring authorities? – Are there volume hiring solutions, as well as one-to-one staffing solutions? – What industries are good ones for military-experienced talent? Click here to… Read more »
Check out this case study regarding Callidus, a company that has had a great deal of success hiring military. “Callidus found itself experiencing a high-growth period, due in part to a demanding energy market as well as increased environmental awareness and legislation. While it is a technology-based firm, it seeks employees to fill a whole… Read more »
Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI) announced their September / October 2008 hiring events schedule yesterday. The service is called ConferenceHire – pre-scheduled interviews with pre-screened candidates. More information can be found in the press release.