COMPANIES looking to capitalise on the pool of ex-military talent available to them can make the most of the opportunity by ensuring both sides are speaking the same business language.
While service leavers are encouraged to translate the skills they have learned in the military into those companies can understand, businesses can get a head start by training their recruiters to interpret military experience, or even hiring experienced recruiters from military backgrounds.
Providing preparatory, induction or role-specific skills training helps veterans succeed more quickly in your business. Given the difference to their military way of life and culture, ‘conversion’ training provides an essential introduction to an unfamiliar commercial environment.
There are a number of ways employers can engage with and market opportunities to the military community. So what actions can you as an employer take to successfully market opportunities to the military community?
Creating work placement opportunities for Service Leavers is a win win situation for both your company and for the person undertaking your programme. They are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace and employers can find out about the benefits of employing ex-military personnel. Want to find out more? Read our case study with Barclays and Carillion.
Hosting insight days are a great way of showcasing to ex-military jobseekers what it is like to work for you, what roles may suit their skills and also shows your commitment to employing veterans to the military community. So how do you host successful Military Insight Days? What are the business benefits? We asked BP and Virgin Money.
SaluteMyJob have put together a list of all employers who have been awarded gold by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). ERS gives out bronze, silver and gold awards for employers and organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to support those who serve or who have served, and their families. This document outlines guidance notes and best practice to organisations who are signing or have signed the Armed Forces Covenant on turning their intent into action.