“There’s a big difference between military-friendly and military-ready,” said Dave Harrison, executive director of national apprenticeships for Fastport, Inc. One of the biggest issues for military veterans transitioning to a business environment is adapting to a completely new organizational culture.
“Once they understand the landscape,” Harrison continued, “you will be amazed at what those folks will do for you and how they will create a culture of problem-solving that you may not have had in certain areas–and how other people will follow them to you if you give them that kind of platform.”
From Day One panelists discuss matching military veterans with the need for skilled talent.
Huge thanks to additional speakers Jacqueline Jarl of Stryker, Chris Cortez of Microsoft, Chuck Kluball of The Home Depot, Greg Rivera of Booz Allen Hamilton, and discussion moderator Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza.
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Employers across the U.S. have made tremendous strides in recent years when it comes to launching programs to attract veterans. They’re casting a wider net and honing their hiring and training practices. But the transition from military life to the civilian workforce often remains difficult. Much ...