Reinforcing our Commitment
Men and women from the military, police, emergency and security services spend years adapting to roles and gaining valuable skills experience. They develop qualities that are readily transferable and in demand within the civilian workplace. However, transitioning back to civilian life can be a challenging period for many leavers each year. This is were Veterans Stand Together can help offer critical and much needed support in assisting leavers with the transition inevitably facing them and making the first steps towards civilian employment as positive and as smooth as possible.
TOP 10 REASONS TO HIRE VETERANS
They have the ability to learn new skills and concepts quickly
While in the military, service members undergo rigorous training programs to become experts in a wide-range of skills and concepts that can easily be transferred to a civilian work environment. The skills service members have learnt and applied in real-world situations in the military make them ideal candidates to enhance your organisations productivity.
They have strong leadership qualities
The military trains service members to lead by example through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration in some of the toughest situations imaginable. Service members are not only well schooled in the academic theory of leadership; they also understand and use practical ways to manage behaviours for results.
They have the flexibility to work strongly in a team or work independently
Military training teaches service members to work as a team by instilling a sense of a responsibility to one's colleagues. In addition, the size and scope of military operations necessitates that service members understand how groups of all sizes relate to each other and support the overarching objective. While military duties stress teamwork and group productivity, they also build individuals who are able to perform independently at a very high level.
Diversity and strong interpersonal skills
Service members have learnt to work side by side with individuals regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, economic status, and geographic origins as well as mental, physical and attitudinal capabilities. Many service members have also been deployed or stationed in numerous foreign countries that give them a greater appreciation for the diverse nature of our globalised economy.
Ability to work efficiently and diligently in a fast-paced environment
Service members have developed the capacity and time-management skills needed to know how to accomplish tasks correctly and on time, in spite of limited resources and immense pressure.
Respect for procedures and accountability
Service members know how policies and procedures enable an organisation to be successful and they easily understand their place within an organisational framework. Service members understand the responsibility that comes with being responsible for the actions of subordinates and they understand how to properly elevate issues through the proper supervisory channels.
Hands on experience with technology and globalisation
Today's military uses the cutting-edge technology to maintain our dominance over the enemy in the battlefield. From communications technology to the security of computer networks and hardware, Service Members must stay aware of emerging technologies in the public and private sector.
Strong personal integrity
Military training demands that individuals not only abide by a strong Code of Ethics, but that they live it each and every day. Military personnel are often trusted with security clearances that give them access to highly sensitive information. An employee with a proven track record of trustworthiness is often an asset to an organisation.
Strong sense of health, safety and property standards
Service members are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. Individually, they represent a drug-free workforce that is cognisant of maintaining personal health and fitness. On a company level, their attentiveness and care translate into respect for employees, property and materials.
Triumph over adversity
In addition to dealing positively with the typical issues of personal maturity, service members have frequently triumphed over great adversity.
In the case of wounded personnel, they have overcome disabilities and/or acquired injuries (including invisible injuries) through strength, determination and personal conviction.