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According to a recent survey, fully 69% of employers who had hired a veteran felt those workers perform their jobs “much better” compared to non-veterans – with 99% of employers responding that veterans’ work experience was equal to or better than that of their civilian counterparts.
The bottom line: military veterans make excellent employees. But you don't have to convince Lance Sapera.
As Director of Talent Acquisition at 24 Hour Fitness, he does more than oversee hiring for an employer who has made both the G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers List and the Top 25 Military Friendly Spouse Employer List for two consecutive years – he’s also transitioned into recruiting after spending 21 years with the US Navy.
Join the conversation on #TalentNet as we’ll speak with Lance about his experiences and 24 Hour Fitness’ journey to becoming an employer of choice for veterans.
Q1: What are the biggest challenges facing vets as they transition from military to civilian life?
Q2: How can employers better translate veteran skills to civilian jobs?
Q3. How can employers best leverage social tools and employer branding to expand their pool of veteran candidates?
Q4. From a company culture perspective, what does it take for an organization to be a true employer of choice for veterans?
Q5. How can the military and civilian employers do a better job working together to make the transition back to the workplace more successful? Any lessons learned?
It's good to talk.