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?
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.
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.
If you’re looking to hire ex-military personnel then our free toolkit, Capitalising on military talent: How to develop an Armed Forces friendly recruitment practice, offers a range of practical suggestions to help you attract, recruit and retain ex-military talent.
WYG is an award-winning professional services firm operating from more than 50 locations across the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. WYG were one of the employers who participated in the Ex-military in Management Careers Fair. SaluteMyJob chats to Alan Cliffe, a former Royal Engineers soldier, now Associate Director, about his role in the virtual careers fair and WYG’s wider commitment to employing veterans.
MORE influential business leaders have added their voices to calls for employers to work harder to recruit from the growing veteran talent pool.
Work placements 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 we chat to Barclays about their Armed Forces Transition programme (AFTER).