Posts Tagged: Veterans Day

11 Tips for Hiring Veterans

Veterans Day is tomorrow, 11/11. In honor of Veterans Day, here are 11 tips for hiring veterans: 1. Go general: The specifics of your industry is not so unique, but many hiring managers have the false premise that what they do is exclusive and the qualifications on the job description must match the resume exactly…. Read more »

Remembering 9/11 and Supporting Mobilized Guard and Reserve Members

With all the events this weekend in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, I couldn’t help but think about not only those who died on that day, but the military members who were subsequently called to respond. By September 2001 I had completed a transition from active military duty to civilian employment,… Read more »

Which Holiday Does Your Company Observe: MLK Day or Veterans Day?

The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) conducted a recent survey of holiday practices and found that three in ten employers (30 percent) will give all or most workers a paid holiday on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Day. It got me to wondering how many companies offer their employees a paid… Read more »

November is National Military Month

Did you know that November is National Military Month? I discovered that this morning while reading the news on Military HOMEFRONT, which is the official DOD Web site for quality of life information for service members, veterans, families, and service providers. Take a look at the following programs and events and it makes sense that… Read more »

Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11th – How is Your Company Planning to Remember your Veteran-Employees?

Many companies make a special effort to acknowledge Women’s History Month, or African American/Native American/Hispanic American History Month – often with celebrations, or posters acknowledging those groups’ contributions to the culture and diversity of the organization. Yet, when Veterans Day rolls around…companies are strangely silent. Let’s chalk that up to an assumption that companies want… Read more »