Saturday, July 21, 2012

Four Benefits to Hiring Military Personnel [Part 2] | Wardrobe University

Joe Schembri
Mililitary Transition Archive

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3. Motivated Productivity
In today?s technologically driven workplace, self-discipline is at the heart of worker productivity. Convincing workers to respect employer?s rules involving the use of social media, for instance, is becoming an increasing workplace challenge. In addition to this challenge, the loss of time from inefficient work habits and idle down time is a significant concern to employers attempting to retain the competitive edge in a challenging economy. Military personnel have been trained to work toward efficiency, ask for guidance when needed, and exercise self-discipline in professional settings. Hiring managers actively building a corporate culture of increased productivity and strong motivation would be wise to consider military candidates not only for their hard skills, but also for the soft skills they bring with them to civilian business settings.

4. Comprehensive Communication Skills
Military personnel not only understand workplace diversity, they know that good communication also needs to be flexible. Many military personnel not only speak more than one language, but also have traveled extensively and understand the nuances of international communication. For business owners looking to evolve with the needs of a global marketplace, a military veteran can be just the person your team needs to expand your business. In addition to being aware of diversity, military personnel bring with them a high level of technical literacy which can serve to streamline communication efforts across the organization. Trained in effective writing and professional communications, military personnel know that being successful in today?s world means being able to communicate accurately and efficiently with constituents from all walks of life.

A Military-Trained Candidate Can Be the Best Choice
Whether you are a military veteran in the midst of a civilian job search, or a hiring professional looking to add top candidates to your team, military attributes are desirable qualities to zero in on to reach your goals. In order to increase triple bottom line performance and secure the competitive edge in an increasingly diverse global marketplace, hiring executives need to identify top employees and get the costly hiring process right the first time.
Military personnel are uniquely positioned to fill this need and should draw attention to their loyalty, motivation, work ethic, and communication skills when seeking a civilian job. If you are a military veteran looking for ways to translate your other skills into terms best understood by civilian hiring professionals, here are a few helpful resources:

In a job market as competitive as this one, it is more important than ever to devise a strategy to move beyond the competition. In addition to work experience, veterans should also highlight the most desirable attributes employers seek in the quest to secure top notch talent for the most coveted positions.

Suits for Soldiers is to help veteran men and women in need. Please bring in suits that are in good condition that can be used for job interviews and work. Throughout the month of July bring your clothing to Bel Air Fashions, 717 North 114th Street, Omaha, NE 68154, 402-493-5160 or Dental Innovations,14211 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE 68144, 402-614-6300. All donated clothing will reach Veterans in need.


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