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Without Strong Recruitment of Veterans, Clean Energy Companies Miss Out on a Competitive Advantage

Are veterans a valuable asset to companies? Research says that they are.
Are veterans a valuable asset to companies that provide renewable energy or energy efficiency products and services? The short answer is yes -- for those companies that make an effort. ...




Solve Your Company’s Veteran Hiring Crisis

500,000 unemployed veterans. Let us take a minute to think about the sheer magnitude of 500,000. According to the White House, each year the military separates between 240,000 and 360,000 service members. The core problem is that the vast majority of separated veterans is unprepared to enter the civilian workforce and civilian employers struggle to find pipelines for skilled and vetted veterans. ...




How to Extract the Skills that Military Veterans Can Bring to Your Organization

Veterans of the military may have a difficult time describing the skills that they gained in the military in their resumes and during interviews.  Your company’s resume reviewers and interviewers may need to take some extra efforts to extract these skills and characteristics from resumes. ...




Why hiring veterans is good for business

I was very lucky to have been on the trajectory to turn my Naval academy training and college football days into a professional career. Many leaving the service, particularly the large number of those in the post 9/11 era, face a tremendous burden trying to figure out what to do next and how to find financial stability for them and their families. ...




9 High-Rated Companies Hiring Veterans Now

Coming out of a multi-year stint in the military, it’s not always easy to find work that makes you happy, pays the bills and offers healthy opportunities to grow and advance a career.
 
In the past week, in our focus on veteran members of the job force in honor of Veterans Day, we took time to cover the jobs employers tend to hire veterans for. ...




12 business lessons from Oprah Winfrey

Going from an impoverished and violent childhood to an incredibly successful talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most influential and inspiring individuals in the world.
 
Oprah has certainly changed lives for millions of people. ...




5 Ways to Continue Recruiting Through the Holidays

You notice indulgent treats start streaming in the office. More colleagues using up their vacation and sick time. And company leaders preoccupied with allocating budgets and prioritizing action.
This can only mean one thing: the holiday season is upon us once again. ...




Why Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Sense

Amber McCollum, 28, 8 Ways to Attract and Keep Veteransspent five years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, including nine months stationed in Afghanistan. She’s proud to have served her country.But when she decided to leave the military in 2015, she worried about her transition to the corporate world. ...




Don’t Forget the Fluctuating Workweek for Your Salaried Nonexempt Employees

As an employer, you have two options to pay salaried, non-exempt employees.
Are you still struggling with how to handle your currently exempt employees who, one month from today, will earn less than $913 per week? If you have a salaried employee, no matter what they do on a day-to-day basis, if he or she earn less than $913 per week, beginning Dec. ...




How to Talk with an Employee about a Personal Hygiene Issue

Tactics to Resolve Sensitive Problems
 
he following is a sample open door policy for your workplace. It is  recommended that forward-thinking workplaces adopt an open door policy to promote positive communication with employees.
The policy should appear in your employee handbook. ...