Placing military veterans in the right position is more challenging than one might imagine. Hiring managers are often unfamiliar with how military job skills translate to civilian roles. This can turn into guesswork and assumptions when placing veterans into open positions rather than real research and understanding of veteran skills.
There are over 800 different types of jobs in every branch of the armed forces. Each position has many skills that are comparable to required civilian skills, but the language describing the nature of the position is not easy for most hiring managers to decode. Additionally, some military jobs that may not look like they perfectly correlate on paper, can in fact translate nicely into private sector roles that do not jump out at first glance. As a result, hiring managers and HR professionals can easily make the mistake of recruiting the wrong positions from the military.
Veterans Are Not Necessarily a Viable Option for Every Position
Veterans make for great candidates, but some roles can be a more direct fit than others. Companies that neglect to understand the best positions that veterans are suited for will inevitably deal with a higher than necessary turnover rate and other assimilation issues — which can end up being quite costly. Before you start hiring veterans, take the time to learn which positions in the military are best suited for the open roles you want to hire veterans for.
With effort, time, and experience you can become better and better at sourcing and placing veterans in the right roles. Or you can work with an experienced veteran talent sourcing partner like TangoAlpha3 to speed up the process. No matter which route you choose, we guarantee that this additional effort will prove to be worthwhile from both an ROI standpoint and to ensure long-term success with all your veteran hires. Getting veteran placement right from the beginning is the most productive way to developing lasting, fruitful partnerships with veteran talent.
We Help You Avoid Veteran Recruiting Mistakes
As we have explained, it is important to fully understand the background Veterans come equipped with and how it correlates with your mission. That’s where a firm like TangoAlpha3 can greatly assist your organization. We have helped companies of all sizes quickly determine who can be a good potential fit – and which positions they should consider military veterans for. We have accumulated a vast depth of military recruitment experience over the years and have developed a strong intuition of where and how best to translate their skills depending upon their military experience.
TangoAlpha3 can meet with you to quickly determine where veterans can contribute to your firm in the most productive way possible.
We customize our proven VetRaaS (Veteran Recruitment-as-a-Service) framework to source, place, and successfully retain the country’s top military veteran talent.