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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If you’re eager to fill your organization with the most talented, goal-focused, and loyal employees America has to offer, you can’t do better than to hire veterans. Men and women with military experience personify a wealth of skills and perspectives other job applicants typically lack. Organizations that fill their ranks with veterans have an unquestionable edge in the marketplace. But if you’re going to make use of this often overlooked sea of employee potential, you owe it to yourself and your company to understand the unique considerations involved…and do it right.

Field Tested provides you with all the insight and tools you need to recruit and retain service members, and to maximize their value in your organization. From recruitment, to on-boarding, to performance, to career development, this one-of-a-kind guide brings you up to speed on the subtle but critical differences between military and corporate environments, and the common challenges of military-to-civilian transition. Filled with illustrative real-world examples, the book supplies you with the guidance and systems you need to increase your organization’s capacity to make veterans successful, and increase their retention down the road.

Would a veteran have what he or she needs in order to succeed and stay in your organization? How can you help your company become more military friendly, and make yourself a great manager and leader of veterans? Author Emily King’s Military Transition Framework™ enables you to understand and anticipate the needs of your new hires, and structure the transition experience. In addition, Field Tested helps you understand each stage of a former service member’s experience in your company. The book gives you practical, easily instituted, and proven advice on coaching, mentoring, and recognizing and rewarding great work.

Filled with real-life personal perspectives of veterans and based on extensive research of what really works, this one-of-a-kind guide supplies you with the simple strategies you need to become a stronger organization by virtue of hiring the strongest candidates.

EMILY KING is a nationally recognized expert on the transition from military service to civilian employment. She has worked extensively with organizations that hire and seek to retain veterans, as well as with veterans themselves. Prior to founding Military Transitions,™ Emily launched the successful organizational development consulting firm of King Street Associates, LLC, and worked as an internal consultant and coach at the firm of Booz Allen Hamilton, leading a variety of programs geared to building strong leaders and managers. Emily’s writing has appeared in Diversity Executive, T+D, and Training magazines. She has been featured in segments by CNN and appears regularly on WJLA’s “Capital Insider” program.

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