Posts Tagged: hiring veterans

Award Brings Credibility to Veteran Hiring Initiatives

Once again, Bradley-Morris earned recognition for its veteran hiring initiative. For a second consecutive year, the company received the HIRE Vets Medallion award from the United States Department of Labor. It is the sole honor awarded at the federal level for hiring veterans. Enacted in 2017, the Honoring Investments in Recruiting American Military Veterans Act of… Read more »

Hiring Veterans Gives Retail Employers a Competitive Edge

The retail landscape is evolving, and it still needs great people to work in it. What’s the best way to find them? A Great Fit for Retail Careers One recruiter for a major national retail chain summed it up perfectly: “Veterans make good retail employees for the same reasons that they make good employees in… Read more »

A Common Misconception of “Cost-Efficient” Hiring

It’s a common misconception that finding a new hire without any assistance from an outside hiring firm is the most cost effective option for an employer. I recently had a conversation with a prospective client on this very subject. We’d been talking over the last six months about a management position I wanted to help… Read more »

Hiring Military is Like Learning To Golf

The internet is awesome – news flash, right? What I mean is that you can teach yourself so many things from guides and videos on the internet. I have a colleague, who is not a handyman by any means, who took apart and fixed his washing machine with a $1.50 part thanks to a youtube… Read more »

Corporate Recruiters: Identifying the Gatekeeper for Hiring Veterans

After sourcing very qualified candidates, your hiring manager is presented with what you believe to be the ideal “fit” for the job! Your candidate is a Veteran and has 10 years of progressive leadership training, technical and interpersonal skills matching that of your hiring manager. The hiring manager is not a Veteran and has little… Read more »

An Update on claiming WOTC for Hiring Veterans

On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, or H.R. 4853 (there’s a mouthful!).  It provided a two year extension of many tax cuts enacted under the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA). However, much to my disappointment,… Read more »

Veteran-Friendly Employer Spotlight: Corrections Corporation of America

Throughout the course of 2009, I am spotlighting veteran-friendly employer companies, employers large and small who understand the value that veterans bring to their organization. These are companies that are successfully utilizing the many skills and talents of military members. These organizations demonstrate sincere desire to bring more veterans into their companies by doing some… Read more »