Submitted by: Matthew J Louis
Hiring Veterans makes the clear case for the value of employing members of today’s military community. Veterans represent a real-time talent pool of experienced, trained and dedicated professionals that, when properly harnessed, comprise an instant means of improving your competitiveness and productivity. Case studies of organizations both large and small clearly demonstrate how leveraging a veteran-talent-based strategy is a business imperative resulting in organizational growth.
Hiring Veterans identifies how to successfully:
• Organize and staff a veteran support program
• Identify and recruit candidates
• Onboard, deploy and retain veteran hires
• Capitalize on financial incentives for veteran employment
• Apply for military-friendly recognition programs
• Comply with regulations impacting veteran employment
Hiring Veterans is a practical guide for prospective employers that want to hire veterans. It addresses this primary question: How can employers better prepare for and employ transitioning servicemembers to improve the productivity and competitiveness of their organizations?
"Having led the veteran hiring programs at multiple Fortune 100 companies, I can personally attest to the value of the process Matt has laid out in this book. If you or your business leaders seek to leverage the skills and abilities of this nation’s military servicemembers, Hiring Veterans is your guide.” —Sean Passmore, Wells Fargo Bank
“This book helps give employers the practical tools they need to hire and retain our well-qualified veterans and fully utilize the skills they acquired while serving in the Armed Forces. From leadership and work ethic to managing diverse teams in high-stress environments, our veterans bring to the workforce capabilities that can ultimately prove invaluable to an organization.” —COL Brad Wenstrup, USAR, member of Congress
"It’s easy to find people who talk about why recruiting veterans makes sense or what being military-friendly means. By providing extensive research, actionable takeaways and practical resources, Matt Louis goes further and outlines the all-important how. Hiring Veterans is a blueprint on how to welcome, support and advance the military-connected community. It is a long-needed guidebook for employers that seek to become military-inclusive. This book delivers more than ideas. It’s a manual for making a lasting impact.” —Betsy Hubbard, vice president, programs, National Veterans Leadership Foundation
About the author:
Matthew J. Louis, (LTC USA, ret.) is one of the nation’s leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. He coaches individuals on their transition efforts and advises employers on hiring programs designed to successfully assimilate these valuable talent pools. He is the author of the award-winning and best-selling book Mission Transition (HarperCollins, 2019), a practical guide for servicemembers in career transition, their families and their employers. He serves as the veteran transition assistance officer for his West Point class, is a national speaker for the U.S. Chamber’s Hiring Our Heroes program, serves on JPMorgan Chase’s external advisory council for military and veterans affairs, and advises the board of the nonprofit Soldiers to Sidelines. Louis holds an MBA in operations and finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BS in mechanical engineering from West Point. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Additionally, Louis served in the Southwest Asia combat theater and on the staff of the U.S. Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, holds the ASCM organization’s Certified Supply Chain Professional designation, and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association for Talent Development. Louis is also the president of Purepost, the optimal means for matching talent to available roles in the U.S. economy. He previously led global strategy and transformation projects at Deloitte, the largest professional services firm in the world. Prior to Deloitte, Matt held global operational, production and quality roles in multiple divisions of both General Electric and Procter & Gamble.