Field Tested

Recruiting, Managing, and Retaining Veterans

 Field Tested

Author: Emily King
Pub Date: November 2011
Print Edition: $29.95
Print ISBN: 9780814417799
Page Count: 192
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417805

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Advance Praise for Field Tested:

Field Tested provides a solid foundation for capitalizing on military talent. The book helps reshape perceptions of organizational culture while providing insight into how to build a deep talent pool that aligns with business goals and vision....Page after page provides reflection and a call to action. Field Tested is on the leading edge and a must read for business leaders, HR professionals, hiring managers, and even transitioning military members.” — Glen Williams, Disability & Military Outreach/Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Walgreen Co.

“This book is an essential resource for organizations that wish to ‘recruit to retain’ veterans. I particularly found the chapters on On-Boarding and Performance Management of tremendous value. They provided tools and information that are practical and can serve as a catalyst for creating a military-friendly environment.” — Texanna M. Reeves, Vice President, Corporate Diversity, Sodexo

You wouldn’t normally ask your employees to parachute into enemy camp, engage in battle, and devote their lives—above all else—to the absolute good of your organization. But when you hire veterans, you stand to bring people into your organization who are infinitely resourceful with little thought to their own self interest, accustomed to having to get things done, and always attuned to your organization’s priorities and mission. Service members share attributes such as loyalty, integrity, a penchant for teamwork, and the ability to thrive under pressure.

If you’re smart enough to hire veterans, you owe it to yourself and your employees to understand the unique considerations involved. Complete with real-world examples, practical models, and savvy advice, Field Tested gives you the insight and tools you need to recruit and retain veterans, and enable them to shine in your workplace. Practical and supported by in-depth research, the book shows you how to: attract and interview veterans • on-board them quickly and effectively • position them for success in your company • understand key cultural differences between the military and civilian workplace, and help veterans make a smooth transition • be aware of legal issues, and establish best HR practices • maintain your new employees’ interest, engage­ment, and motivation • support new military hires through coaching and performance management • help them develop lasting careers at your organization.

Far from mere patriotic duty or a diversity issue, it simply makes sense to include service members in your workforce. Field Tested gives you the insight and tools you need to attract and retain the best candidates our country has to offer. Packed with straight-shooting insight and powerful techniques, this book paves the way for veterans to succeed as civilians, while helping your organization succeed as an employer of veterans.

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