Hiring Veterans

How To Leverage Military Talent for Organizational Growth

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“Author Matthew J. Louis is a retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army who currently serves on JP Morgan Chase’s external advisory council for military and veterans affairs. In Hiring Veterans, he makes an outstanding case for organizations to actively recruit and hire military veterans. While the focus is on large, for-profit organizations, the book’s framework can easily be tailored to smaller and nonprofit organizations as well. In the opening chapters, Louis outlines the many ways in which veterans can enrich the functioning and profitability of an organization. He meticulously maps out a step-by-step plan to position potential employers to fully utilize military veterans’ skills and training while minimizing the potential culture shock that some veterans may feel upon entering the civilian workforce. Examples of best practices come from Amazon, Walmart, ADP, USAA, and Procter and Gamble. Detailed appendixes contain a wealth of information regarding pre- and demobilization, sample job descriptions, government benefits, and more. Well written and extremely thorough, this book is a must-have for business collections.”
—Jennifer Michaelson, Booklist
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Book Details

Pages

256 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

09/04/2023

ISBN

978-1-63265-209-6

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

Matthew J. Louis (Lt. Col. USA, Ret.) is the president of Purepost, a next-generation staffing solution and public-benefits corporation whose goal is to level the playing field in the nation’s talent market. Louis is an MBA graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.
 
Anthony R. Garcia Sr., PhD (Lt. Col. USA, Ret.), is the chief science officer, board chairman, and creator of PRISM, the science behind Purepost Inc. and the Purepost Knowledge Center. Dr. Garcia also serves as president of G3 Leadership & Organizational Consulting.

The definitive guide to hiring and retaining members of the military community by the foremost authority on the transition from military to civilian work-life.
 
“This book helps give employers the practical tools they need to hire and retain our well-qualified veterans and fully utilize the skills they acquired while serving in the Armed Forces. From leadership and work ethic to managing diverse teams in high-stress environments, [the skills] our veterans bring to the workforce . . . can ultimately prove invaluable to an organization.” —Col. Brad Wenstrup, USAR, member of Congress
 
Hiring Veterans is a blueprint on how to welcome, support, and advance the military-connected community. It is a long-needed guidebook for employers that seek to become military-inclusive.” —Betsy Hubbard, vice president of programs, National Veterans Leadership Foundation
 
“If you or your business leaders seek to leverage the skills and abilities of this nation’s military service members, Hiring Veterans is your guide.” —Sean Passmore, head of military talent strategic sourcing and enterprise military and veteran initiatives, Wells Fargo Bank, NA
 
Veterans represent a real-time talent pool of experienced, trained, and dedicated professionals that, when properly harnessed, comprise an instant means of improving your competitiveness and productivity. Hiring Veterans covers important topics, such as how to successfully

  • organize and staff a veteran support program;
  • identify and recruit candidates;
  • onboard, deploy, and retain veteran hires;
  • capitalize on financial incentives for veteran employment;
  • and apply for military friendly recognition programs.
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“Author Matthew J. Louis is a retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army who currently serves on JP Morgan Chase’s external advisory council for military and veterans affairs. In Hiring Veterans, he makes an outstanding case for organizations to actively recruit and hire military veterans. While the focus is on large, for-profit organizations, the book’s framework can easily be tailored to smaller and nonprofit organizations as well. In the opening chapters, Louis outlines the many ways in which veterans can enrich the functioning and profitability of an organization. He meticulously maps out a step-by-step plan to position potential employers to fully utilize military veterans’ skills and training while minimizing the potential culture shock that some veterans may feel upon entering the civilian workforce. Examples of best practices come from Amazon, Walmart, ADP, USAA, and Procter and Gamble. Detailed appendixes contain a wealth of information regarding pre- and demobilization, sample job descriptions, government benefits, and more. Well written and extremely thorough, this book is a must-have for business collections.”
—Jennifer Michaelson, Booklist