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Wal-Mart launches campaign to support veterans

St. Louis – Wal-Mart has launched the 2016 Greenlight A Vet campaign and is asking all Missourians to join the national movement of visibly showing support for the nation’s heroes.
 

Once veterans return home, they are often more camouflaged than ever. ...




How You Can Pay Veterans Back With a Job

Switching industries can be hard for anyone, but for post 9/11 veterans returning to the workforce after deployment, it can be particularly tough.
 
Reintegration has many challenges, from reconnecting with family to relating to people who do not understand military life or deployment, says A. ...




How to Recruit and Hire Military Veterans into Your Company

As our nation commemorates Veterans Day this year let us consider how your company could improve how it recruits and hires military veterans.
 
 
 
According to a recent 2016 SHRM survey, 68% of HR professionals report that they are facing challenging recruiting conditions in the current market and 84% saw a skills shortage in the previous year. ...




Maine employers say hiring veterans is more than a public service – it’s good for the bottom line

For some Maine businesses, hiring veterans is not only a public service, it’s good for business.
Sometimes the transition from military service to the civilian work world can take some adjustments.
Business owners, however, say the effort is worth it, and military experience can be good preparation for life afterward. ...




Seven Reasons Why You Should Keep Recruiting During the Holidays

Conventional wisdom says that, between Thanksgiving and New Years’ Day, the job market slows like molasses in, yes, winter. It’s true that traffic dips on the job boards, and if you are a recruiter you may have experienced lower response rates recruiting during the holidays. ...




What Veterans Want

One Marine's transition to civilian work.
 
A few months ago, David Orick, 33, was designing and conducting live-fire training exercises at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center near the southern California city of Twentynine Palms.
 
The infantry captain was calculating surface-fire danger zones, a job that demanded considerable mathematical skills to keep his trainees safe. ...




How to Navigate the Complex Military Retirement Pay System

The military retirement pay system used to be easy to understand: You put in 20 years, and you got 50 percent of your base pay immediately upon retirement. You put in more than 20 years and you got 2.5 percent more for each year of active duty after 20 years (up to 75 percent). ...




How to Hire and Keep Veterans

Veterans who are new to the private workforce come from an entirely different work environment than most other candidates. Employers that want to tap the talents of vets can lay the foundation for their success by keeping these tips in mind:
 
Design a strategy for your veterans hiring program. ...




Make Learning Matter: Become a Learning Organization

Organizations with the best chance to succeed and thrive in the future are learning organizations. In his landmark book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (Compare Prices) , Peter Senge defined the learning organization. ...




Halloween in the workplace? Keep yourself out of trouble.

It’s that time of year where employers throw Halloween parties and accept employees wearing Halloween costumes in the workplace. Halloween is a fun way to play dress up and pretend as an adult but it’s also a really good way to create lasting problems in the workplace. ...