VETERAN RECRUITING: HOW IT HAS CHANGED AND WHERE IT IS HEADED (PART 1 OF 3)

VETERAN RECRUITING: HOW IT HAS CHANGED AND WHERE IT IS HEADED (PART 1 OF 3)

(Pictured: KRT Marketing Media Analyst Ivan Vega, right) It’s no secret that the demand for veteran talent is at an all-time high. The unemployment rate for veterans has plummeted from 12.1% in 2011 to nearly 3.7% in 2017. Why is this? Veterans come with a unique set of skills making them great assets to teams in any industry. Tremendous leadership, the ability to stay clam under pressure and a global mindset are just a few. Employers are taking note of this and working hard to implement veteran recruiting programs. However, like traditional recruiting methods, veteran recruiting is constantly changing. In a three-part blog series, KRT Marketing and Vet.Careers will explore how veteran recruiting has changed from generation to generation by talking directly with veterans. First up is Ivan Vega. Ivan is one of the newest members…
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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD HIRE VETERANS

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD HIRE VETERANS

I recently took interest in an aspect of recruitment that is brand new to me – veteran recruiting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the veteran unemployment rate in 2016 was 3.4 percent, which is lower than the national unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. In general, I consider it good news that the veteran unemployment rate is lower than the national unemployment rate. This got me thinking: why are employers hiring veterans, and what do they know about the value of veteran talent that other companies may not?   Many companies are aware that there are specific tax credits available to employers for hiring veterans, but beyond that, there are many other reasons to hire veterans. I have read many articles on this exact topic, and I would like to summarize…
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VETERAN RECRUITMENT FOR A NEW AGE

VETERAN RECRUITMENT FOR A NEW AGE

Every year, thousands of qualified, motivated and determined individuals transition out of active military service and begin to look for a rewarding civilian career. The world of veteran recruitment has been stuck in the past for too long. Employers know that there is world-class veteran talent in the market place but they need a better way to connect with those individuals. Until now, the best employers could hope to do is pay for duration postings or job slots and hope they get great results. However, as recruitment marketing continues to evolve, we know there is a better way. Vet.Careers has made it a goal to provide employers with the most qualified veteran candidates and to serve those who have served us by connecting them with world-class employers. Using the same award-winning technology that powers in…
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VET.CAREERS BRINGS PROGRAMMATIC JOB ADS TO VETERAN RECRUITING

VET.CAREERS BRINGS PROGRAMMATIC JOB ADS TO VETERAN RECRUITING

“There has to be a better way.”  This was the gist of the conversation I had in early 2016 with two veterans regarding the antiquated buying model of veteran-friendly job postings. Employers have certainly come to understand that hiring veterans is not only a good idea, but it’s also good business (read: 10 Reasons to Hire Vets).  And while job postings are just one of many proven veteran recruiting tactics, “job ads” targeting veterans hadn’t evolved with the times and failed to embrace a performance-based, data-driven buying model. The programmatic ad buying revolution has been well underway in the recruitment space, but it hasn’t helped to move the needle with veteran recruiting and job postings… until now. Those two veterans I was conversing with also happened to be my uncle and brother in-law, respectively:…
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