The Ministry of Defence hosted its fifth annual Partnering with Defence Conference on Thursday (March 14th), bringing together employers that have pledged their support to the Armed Forces and MOD representatives.
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?
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?
Many employers have great experiences of employing former Service men and women; however many admit to struggling to understand the language or how military knowledge, skills and experience will transfer to their business. So here are our tips for how to read a military CV.
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.
Are you finding it harder to find qualified candidates? Have you got skills gaps you’re struggling to fill? If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions then we’d like to give you five reasons why employing ex-military talent could help you.