Call to remove obstacles to employing "skilled and motivated" service leavers

Call to remove obstacles to employing "skilled and motivated" service leavers

SMALL businesses are being encouraged to reap the rewards of employing highly-skilled and motivated service leavers in a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses.

A Force for Business: Service Leavers and Small Business describes how businesses employing veterans have reported benefits including resolved skills shortages, improved team performance and fresh perspectives and creative ideas.

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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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Celebrating veterans in the workforce

Celebrating veterans in the workforce

SERVICE leavers who are excelling in their fields have been honoured in the largest ever celebration of military veterans in the UK workforce.

The inaugural British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, held in association with Amazon Web Services (AWS), marked the achievements of the ex-forces personnel themselves and the organisations and companies which support them.

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Creating a supportive structure for veterans

Creating a supportive structure for veterans

THE creation of an internal military network as a forum for networking and information sharing is a great way to connect with forces veterans, reservists and military spouses. Indeed many companies like HSBC and KPMG use their internal networks as the foundation of their Armed Forces or ‘veterans’ programmes.

 

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The challenges and benefits of employing veterans as a Small Business

The challenges and benefits of employing veterans as a Small Business

In this case study, we chat to Simon Cole, Operations Director of Enterprise mobility specialists DOGFI.SH Mobile. Simon reports a number of challenges in actively trying to engage with and recruit veterans - but also offers an insight into the benefits of employing veterans, offering his own top tips to other SME's.

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Ex-soldiers wanted to fill 'serious skills shortage' in building 65 new homes

Ex-soldiers wanted to fill 'serious skills shortage' in building 65 new homes

FORMER soldiers could soon be helping to build new homes in the city thanks to a new scheme. Major house builder Hyde Housing has teamed up with The Royal British Legion to create new job opportunities for Armed Forces’ leavers.

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Could soldiers, sailors and spies make better CISOs?

Could soldiers, sailors and spies make better CISOs?

In an insightful article on SC Media.com, Max Metzger asks the question, could soldiers, sailors and spies make better Chief Information Security Officers? He looks at how business has long co-opted the language of the military to promote leadership, fight adversity, work as a team, and achieve difficult goals - but how much more relevant are actual military skills and thinking for a CISO fighting a live opponent?

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Partnering with Defence 2017: Conference shows growing commitment from employers

Partnering with Defence 2017: Conference shows growing commitment from employers

Defence Relationship Management hosted their third annual Partnering with Defence Conference on Tuesday, (14th March), bringing together employers that have pledged their support to the Armed Forces and MOD representatives.

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What Are The Top Companies Helping To Support The Armed Forces in the UK?

What Are The Top Companies Helping To Support The Armed Forces in the UK?

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.

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Filling The Skills Gap: Facilities Management

Filling The Skills Gap: Facilities Management

Facilities Management is a role that can be directly transferred from the military to a commercial setting. Military buildings and their services need managing, whether they are in the UK, abroad or in a hostile environment. 

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