Making your first 100 days in a new job a success

Making your first 100 days in a new job a success

Starting a new job can be daunting - even more so if this is your first job since leaving the military. Taking on new responsibilities, meeting new colleagues, learning a new way of working and being immersed in a different culture can be overwhelming. To help you we’ve got 5 top tips so you can hit the ground running and make the first 100 days in your new job a real success.

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How did you decide on your career after the military?

How did you decide on your career after the military?

Veterans Work, a consortium of organisations including Deloitte, the Forces in Mind Trust and the Officers’ Association, are carrying out a survey to understand the experiences of veterans in finding employment after leaving the military. The findings from the research will be used to understand whether any further support would be useful and they would like to hear about your own experience.

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SaluteMyJob Newsletter: September 2018

SaluteMyJob Newsletter: September 2018

In our September newsletter we look at the onboarding process and how you as an employer can make an ex-military employee's first 100 days a success. We also ask the question: are businesses missing a trick by not running a veterans’ training programme alongside their graduate or apprenticeship programmes and thereby helping bridge the gap between military life and the civilian workplace?

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Top Tips to make an ex-military employee's first 100 days a success

Top Tips to make an ex-military employee's first 100 days a success

Successful onboarding is much more than welcoming a new employee with an induction and a meet and greet on their first day. It is a collaborative effort. An effective onboarding process will help new employees to settle into the business, which will in-turn improve job performance and employee retention. This process is particularly important for Service leavers, as this job may be their first job outside the military, so will be a huge transition for them. So how do you make an employee’s first 100 days successful?

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From graduate training programme to veteran training programme

From graduate training programme to veteran training programme

This month a number of leading UK employers will be opening up their graduate and apprentice training schemes to find the future talent of their organisation. Graduate training schemes can be a valuable stepping stone between the adult workplace and working life. But with over 15,000 people leaving the UK armed forces between April 2017 and March 2018, SaluteMyJob asks - are businesses missing a trick by not also running  a veterans’ training programme alongside their graduate or apprenticeship programmes and thereby helping bridge the gap between military life and the civilian workplace?

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Tips for getting the most out of job fairs

Tips for getting the most out of job fairs

Have you ever thought that attending a job fair is a bit like speed dating? You dress up, bring your CV and spend less than 10 minutes at each employer’s table, coming away with nothing more than a shallow knowledge of the business and perhaps a free pen or keyring. Read our top tips to find out how to get the most out of a job fair. 

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Making Armed Forces Covenant pledges more meaningful

Making Armed Forces Covenant pledges more meaningful

Since the Armed Forces Covenant scheme was launched in June 2013, some 2,650 companies, large and small, have publicly pledged their support for the military community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. But some veterans think companies could be doing more to offer them meaningful employment.

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Reports back calls for employers to take advantage of military talent

Reports back calls for employers to take advantage of military talent

MORE influential business leaders have added their voices to calls for employers to work harder to recruit from the growing veteran talent pool.
Both the Institute of Leadership and Management and banking giant Barclays have published reports this month which add further weight to SaluteMyJob’s message to businesses that they are missing out if they are not employing service leavers.

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A veterans perspective on work placements

A veterans perspective on work placements

Work placements are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace. Here we chat to Nicholas Trowell, a former Captain in the Army, who took part in Barclays’ work placement programme for Service Leavers in 2013.

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Showcase your organisation to veterans with a military insight day

Showcase your organisation to veterans with a military insight day

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. Here we share some tips about how to run an insight day.

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