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Three Reasons Why SHRM’s Involvement in Veteran Employment is Game Changing

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has been engaged in veteran employment for a number of years, but just now took a deep dive in a way that will truly benefit thousands of employers and hundreds of thousands of transitioning service members and veterans. Because they are such a trusted resource to their 350,000 [...]

2018-12-18T11:06:07+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Military Veteran Employment|0 Comments

Veteran Networking 101 – You Already Know More Than You Think You do

It is not unusual for veterans to feel a little squeamish about networking and having to talk about themselves. The conventional wisdom is that while we were in the military, we never had to network because we were assigned […]

2018-12-18T11:15:46+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Military Veteran Employment|0 Comments

What Veterans Need to Know About the
VA Appeals Process

It’s no question that the bureaucratic processes of the U.S. government can be serpentine. Some are so enigmatic that it leaves us to wonder if the level of complexity is meant to discourage people from going through them in the first place. […]

2018-12-19T08:45:09+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Military Veteran Employment|0 Comments

Interviewing Veterans (Part 1 of 2)

The interview is a critical part of your hiring process, and it is very important that both you and the veteran across from you feel comfortable. The good news is, there are some relatively easy steps that you can take to make that veteran feel more at home. […]

2018-12-18T12:53:24+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Military Veteran Employment|0 Comments

The Importance of Personal Communication

How many times have you heard that good leaders are good communicators?  They have to be able to describe their overarching mission, detail their vision and clearly articulate the value of those working for and around them.  While that is certainly all true, it is often the smaller and more personal forms of communication that [...]

2018-07-19T20:23:17+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thoughts on The Long Road Home

Typically in my blog posts I focus on leadership and veteran employment, but this week I feel compelled to talk about the book I just read. Or perhaps a better word would be “devoured.” Martha Raddatz’ masterpiece, The Long Road Home, is the inspiration for the National Geographic miniseries by the same name, and was [...]

2018-01-31T13:23:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overcoming Adversity Starts With Personal Leadership

We love hearing stories about people who overcome incredible adversity and hardship to later soar to great heights.  We are familiar with the stories of Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey and Senator John McCain, and are drawn to them because they are so inspirational.  Similarly, when I read Laura Hillenbrand’s book, “Unbroken” several years ago, I [...]

2018-01-11T17:45:00+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments