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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The benefits of work placements from an employers perspective

The benefits of work placements from an employers perspective

Work placements 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. Here we chat to Barclays about their Armed Forces Transition programme (AFTER).

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How to set up and run a successful Military Insight Day: Virgin Money

How to set up and run a successful Military Insight Day: Virgin Money

Virgin Money hosted their first Financial Services Insight Day for Service Leavers last year with great success. We chat to Nick Calder, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, now a Programme Manager at Virgin Money, on how to set up and run a successful Insight Day - and how ex-military personnel add value to an organisation.

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How to set up and run a successful Military Insight Day: BP

How to set up and run a successful Military Insight Day: BP

BP’s first Military Placement Programme (MPP) Discovery Day took place in February, with a further Discovery Day planned for later in the year. SaluteMyJob chats to Charlotte Stacey, Early Careers Talent Partner at BP, about the day and she offers some valuable top tips for employers looking to host their own Insight Day for Service leavers.

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Free toolkit to help develop your Armed Forces recruitment strategy

Free toolkit to help develop your Armed Forces recruitment strategy

If you’re looking to hire ex-military personnel then our free toolkit, Capitalising on military talent: How to develop an Armed Forces friendly recruitment practice, offers a range of practical suggestions to help you attract, recruit and retain ex-military talent.

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5 reasons why veterans could be the answer to your recruitment problems

5 reasons why veterans could be the answer to your recruitment problems

Are you finding it harder to find qualified candidates? Have you got skills gaps you’re struggling to fill? If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions then we’d like to give you five reasons why employing ex-military talent could help you.

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Using social media to attract the best service leavers

Using social media to attract the best service leavers

IF your business is doing something great and actively supporting service leavers, make sure you’re shouting about it.

Using your social media channels and company website to promote your business’s commitment to veterans will help veterans feel confident that they will receive the support they need on joining and settling into a new role.

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