The Kronos Marketing Department recently packed and shipped 175 care packages to Company H in Baghdad where one of our family members is serving in the infantry.
As we honor the veterans of wars past and present this weekend, we offer you a new article entitled Supporting Our Troops and Our Employees that highlights organizations' legal obligations for their employees who are on active duty, as well as insights about organizations considered the best in the country for these employees.
Many companies proactively seek out men and women who have served in the military due to their willingness to relocate frequently (domestically and internationally), their ability to perform in physically demanding environments, and their familiarity with highly complex equipment, machinery or technology. They display qualities that any organization can leverage to great advantage, for example:
Sense of urgency: These men and women are comfortable with a fast pace and the need to make rapid decisions even without perfect information. They've developed the focus to stay on task until completion. They are trained to think on their feet and be responsive to changing conditions.
Because of privacy concerns, there isn't a central database of veterans that the military makes available to private employers. To hire veterans, go to GIJobs.net, the local ESGR committee, and your local reserve center. Other resources include job banks and services such as HireVetsFirst.gov, RecruitArmy.com, VetJobs.com, and Vets4Hire.com.
Author Nina Giovannelli is a senior marketing professional at Kronos, Inc. and a member of the Workforce Institute.
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