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Hiring Veterans

A Step-by-Step Guide for Employers
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Created by Beth Hoke
Last updated 8/2015
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Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative for your company but don't know where to begin?

This course can help. It is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

Employers can sometimes find it difficult to navigate the abundance of Veterans hiring resources available to them. This step-by-step course was developed to simplify the process and put valuable resources at your fingertips. It serves to pinpoint helpful tools and outline some important steps to take when designing a Veterans hiring initiative that works for your particular business.

Recognizing that each employer is unique, this six-step course allows you to select from promising practices and other resources that employers are using to successfully welcome talented and skilled Veterans into their companies. Whether you are looking to create a plan from scratch or retool existing efforts, we encourage you to reference this guide and design an initiative that works for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives
  • Human Resource Specialists
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What Will I Learn?
Learn how to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in your recruitment and hiring initiatives
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Requirements
  • No prerequisites are required for taking this course. Supplemental materials are included as downloadable resources in the course sections.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:20

Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative for your company but don't know where to begin?

This course can help. It is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

Employers can sometimes find it difficult to navigate the abundance of Veterans hiring resources available to them. This step-by-step course was developed to simplify the process and put valuable resources at your fingertips. It serves to pinpoint helpful tools and outline some important steps to take when designing a Veterans hiring initiative that works for your particular business.

Recognizing that each employer is unique, this step-by-step course allows you to select from promising practices and other resources that employers are using to successfully welcome talented and skilled Veterans into their companies. Whether you are looking to create a plan from scratch or retool existing efforts, we encourage you to reference this course and design an initiative that works for you.

Preview 01:20
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Design a Strategy for Your Veterans Hiring Initiative
1 Lecture 04:16

The steps in this section are a few of the basic elements to help you begin your planning. You will:

  • Become familiar with the benefits of hiring transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors
  • Learn about tax incentives associated with the hiring of Veterans as well as disabled Veterans
  • Learn to plan for results starting with the basics
Preview 04:16
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Create a Welcoming and Educated Workplace for an Easy Transition
1 Lecture 11:02

This section includes suggestions for how to assess your current processes and include Veteran-specific actions into your strategy. You will learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of military culture and experience
  • Establish your company and its job application process as Veteran-friendly
  • Learn the facts about hiring Veterans with invisible wounds of war: Demystifying TBI and PTSD in the workplace
Preview 11:02
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Actively Recruit Veterans and Military Spouses
1 Lecture 15:29

In this section, you will broaden your knowledge of how and where to find Veterans and help Veterans to find you. You will learn to:

  • Determine employment opportunities and create detailed job descriptions
  • Consider using military language in your outreach and job descriptions
  • Consider alternatives to full-time employment, such as work experiences, internships and apprenticeships
  • Access credible resources to help you look for qualified Veterans and wounded warriors who are seeking employment
  • Know what you can and should not ask during an interview
Actively Recruit Veterans and Military Spouses
15:29
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Hire Qualified Veterans and Learn to Accommodate Wounded Warriors
1 Lecture 08:43

In this section, you will reflect on your on-boarding strategies and consider adding a few new elements to be inclusive of Veterans, both with and without combat-related injuries. You will learn to:

  • Create a culturally sensitive new hire orientation plan
  • Understand your responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Consider disclosure concerns
  • Know where to obtain free, one-on-one guidance on job accommodations
Hire Qualified Veterans and Learn to Accommodate Wounded Warriors
08:43
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Promote an Inclusive Workplace to Retain Veteran Employees
1 Lecture 09:31

As most employers know, retaining a skilled workforce requires effort after the hire. Retaining a Veteran in the civilian workforce is not all that different than retaining other top talent. Most employees want to know and feel they are appreciated, respected and worthwhile to the team. There are, however, a few suggestions for being inclusive of Veterans in your focused retention efforts. In this section, you will learn to:

  • Place a value on military service
  • Expand traditional Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • Develop and promote peer mentorships in the workplace - Vet to Vet
  • Practice Veterans appreciation and promote a Veteran-friendly workplace
  • Recognize that military families may have different needs than civilian families
  • Consider participating in local Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Programs
  • Understand your responsibilities under USERRA
Promote an Inclusive Workplace to Retain Veteran Employees
09:31
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Keep Helpful Tools and Resources at your Fingertips
1 Lecture 16:29

In this section, you will be presented with a go-to list of helpful sources of information related to the hiring, retention and promotion of Veterans.

Keep Helpful Tools and Resources at your Fingertips
16:29
About the Instructor
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Owner of Intelligentsia Publishing

I was raised in a military family with relatives who have served in every war since the Revolutionary War. As a former library director serving the Naval Station Great Lakes, I experienced firsthand the challenges and benefits of employing veterans and their family members. I developed this course to help other employers navigate the challenges and experience the successes of employing our nation's heroes.

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