There are 25 million veterans in the US, and several hundred thousand new vets will be entering the civilian workforce as our military commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down. Not only is this an incredible opportunity to hire great talent, but if you are a company that has business with the Federal government (under oversight from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), you now have a regulatory requirement to hire veterans, including wounded veterans.
Hiring veterans as they transition is not as simple as it seems. Often firms struggle to translate military experience into civilian roles, as they are nervous about employee risk if an individual has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At the same time, many firms may not be aware that they already have veterans within the company, making compliance with new regulations even more difficult.
Drawing on years of experience supporting military and wounded warrior hiring, Talent Orchard has developed a simple, modular solution that allows companies to become compliant with the regulations and hire great talent.