Addressing the cyber security skills gap

Addressing the cyber security skills gap

At SMJ Consulting Services , we believe there is a net gain for employers to attract and recruit ex-military personal to fill in-demand cyber security roles within their organisation. The growing demand for skilled people within this sector highlights why the cyber security industry needs military skills more than ever. Global demand for cyber security experts is forecast to outstrip supply by a third before the end of the decade. Not only can this talented pool help plug skills gaps in the industry - but their unique and transferable skills would be a great asset to any organisation.

Could these unconventional recruitment methods help attract military candidates?

Could these unconventional recruitment methods help attract military candidates?

Looking for a job can be exhausting, daunting and at times, painstakingly long. And for some ex-military job seekers - this could be their first ever experience of job hunting so can be even more intimidating. Lengthy practical tests, nerve-wracking interviews, CV writing and networking can make the whole process exhausting. And while these may be the best methods for recruiters, is it the best way to attract candidates? We look at some of the new unconventional recruitment methods businesses are using to hone in on talent - and focus on the more ‘traditional’ ways you can attract military talent to your business.

Top Tips to make an ex-military employee's first 100 days a success

Top Tips to make an ex-military employee's first 100 days a success

Successful onboarding is much more than welcoming a new employee with an induction and a meet and greet on their first day. It is a collaborative effort. An effective onboarding process will help new employees to settle into the business, which will in-turn improve job performance and employee retention. This process is particularly important for Service leavers, as this job may be their first job outside the military, so will be a huge transition for them. So how do you make an employee’s first 100 days successful?

From graduate training programme to veteran training programme

From graduate training programme to veteran training programme

This month a number of leading UK employers will be opening up their graduate and apprentice training schemes to find the future talent of their organisation. Graduate training schemes can be a valuable stepping stone between the adult workplace and working life. But with over 15,000 people leaving the UK armed forces between April 2017 and March 2018, SaluteMyJob asks - are businesses missing a trick by not also running  a veterans’ training programme alongside their graduate or apprenticeship programmes and thereby helping bridge the gap between military life and the civilian workplace?

Making Armed Forces Covenant pledges more meaningful

Since the Armed Forces Covenant scheme was launched in June 2013, some 2,650 companies, large and small, have publicly pledged their support for the military community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. But some veterans think companies could be doing more to offer them meaningful employment.

How to run ex-military work placement programmes

Creating work placement opportunities for Service Leavers is a win win situation for both your company and for the person undertaking your programme. They are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace and employers can find out about the benefits of employing ex-military personnel. Here’s some top tips about designing your own programme.