Much has been written about the value of hiring military veterans, including some articles on this blog. However, it’s one thing to understand why you should hire veterans, it’s another thing to understand how to hire and especially retain those hires for the long term.
A new book by Emily King called Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing, and Retaining Veterans helps employers do all three. It analyzes cultural differences between military and civilian organizations to help employers effectively integrate veterans into the civilian workplace.
Field Tested provides tools for employers to succeed in three critical areas of retention among military hires:
- Anticipating and heading off challenges related to the military-to-civilian transition.
- Gaining maximum leverage from the strengths brought by military service members.
- Positioning veteran hires for continued success within their organizations.
Emily King is a nationally recognized expert on the transition from military service to civilian employment. She has worked extensively with veterans and civilian hiring organizations and is a frequent speaker at industry events including SHRM and ASTD.
For more information about this book, click here to visit the publisher’s website.