Top 11 Reasons Why To Hire a Vet or Transitioning Military Service Member

If you’re reading this, hopefully your looking to hire because we want to show you why to hire a Vet or Transitioning Military Service Member! Veterans are the backbone of our nation, and the perfect way to thank them for their service is to hire them, but trust me, you will get more than you bargained for when you hire veterans. Here are the Top 11 Reasons Why To Hire a Vet or Transitioning Military Service Members;  

1 Proven Leadership

Veterans were put into leadership roles at early stages of their time in the service. With the service hierarchy,authority is respected, yet every member has a sense of leadership.

2 Integrity

Military members are brought up with integrity within their service to always speak up on any wrongdoings, and to always have each others’ backs. On and off the battlefield, a veteran can be trusted with your life, your family, and your business.

3 Mission Focused

Every member of the military is used to working in an environment that is focused on the mission at hand. They are not clock watchers, but rather are focused on what it takes to be successful in their mission.

4 Problem Solvers

Veterans understand that the mission-at-hand needs to be accomplished, regardless of any obstacles. You can count on a veteran to work through any obstacles and still deliver a great product. Veterans are accustomed to working in stressful environments, so you can count on the workload to be manageable in any situation.

5 Team Players

From the early stages initial training, all members of the military are used to working in a team environment comprised of all races and creeds. Some teams are small, others very large, but all members of the team know that their individual efforts are to support the team in reaching the larger objective.

6 Work Ethic

The work ethic of veterans is unparalleled due to the need to depend on each other for their lives. Every military person knows that their life and success depends on their team mates. As a result, the work ethic of veterans is vastly stronger than the normal civilian work ethic.

7 Training and Education

Today’s military veteran has been trained in nearly every occupation imaginable, with a strong emphasis on technology. Most of the training schools of the military that teach technology, leadership, sales, management and operations surpass those available to civilians. Veterans that come through our program are given opportunities to fill in any gaps in their skill sets needed for their desired job.

8 Immediate Contributor

Veterans, through their proven experiences in the military, become valuable contributors from day one of employment. Veterans are used to being challenged, encouraged to demonstrate initiative, think quickly on their feet and give recognition for performance to those who earn it.

9 Background Checks and Security Clearances

Over 90 percent of those in the military have had extensive background checks for various levels of security clearances. When you hire a veteran, they are less likely to become a risk to your operation. And if your company requires security clearances, a veteran can save you a great deal of money on special background investigations since the veteran can be transferred in status.

10 Government Paid Relocation Assistance

When service members transition out of active duty, they are given government paid relocation to assist in that transition. The amount of this assistance varies with each individual, but it can save your company money that can be used for other purposes.

11 Tax Credits

There are specific tax credits available to employers that hire military veterans. CRI, a Dallas based company providing online solutions to help employers attract and hire the best possible job candidates, has created a web based solution that allows employers who hire veterans to take advantage of the veterans tax credits. CRI’s system provides automated qualification of all available tax credits for each veteran applicant in addition to screening tools to help the employer select the best candidates. Tax credits recovered may run from $1,500.00 to $8,000.00 per hire, and are a one for one dollar credit against the employer’s income taxes payable. CRI is compensated through earning a percentage of the actual tax credits recovered for the employer. This unique new service is brought to you in partnership with VetJobs and CRI.