Hiring a veteran, however, is not just a patriotic act. It is a shrewd and profitable business strategy. Veterans contribute extraordinary talents that will grow your company and quickly add value.
Here are a few reasons to hire a vet today:
During a tour of duty, honesty is a virtue that is embraced in the military. Miscreants are purged quickly. The military has sifted out the bad apples. The job applicants with honorable discharges are people you can count on to give you a straight answer.
Veterans stopped their life because they were loyal to the United States and wanted to give back to our country for all the blessings she provides. This extraordinary spirit is rare and carries on in their working careers. Veterans do not job hop. They want to find a home and grow with an honorable company. They want a career.
Work Well Under Pressure
Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.
Veterans are not lone wolves. They survived in the trenches and in basic training by counting on their team. Collaborating with their colleagues, they endured unreal deprivations.
Veterans are candid. They call it like it is. They do not hold back punches. It is refreshing to have people that share problems with you and don’t take it on the chin by covering things up.
Get Er’ Done
Veterans are unique in that they were trained for years to take a hill as a goal and then they took the hill. When veterans are told the company needs to hit a certain target or goal, they execute with laser-minded focus. No excuses. They make it happen.
Veterans are methodical, process-driven people. They like order. They understand what they have to accomplish and then step by step hit their project goals. They embrace methodical planning so that they arrive at the destination on time the way it is supposed to go. In today’s job market, purpose-driven team members are a rare commodity but common among vets.
Veterans are not flaky. Veterans do not provide drama. They’ve got the soft skills down pat. They show up for work. They are sober and serious about their mission. They come prepared and arrive early. This is very refreshing for any leadership team.