Hiring a Veteran
Finding and hiring the right people for your business requires a major investment of your time and money; these costs directly affect your bottom line. Connecting Colorado offers a more effective way of recruiting and hiring. You can post job openings, review résumés and connect with qualified workers.
Your local workforce center has answers for your employment and training needs to keep your business thriving. Hire a qualified veteran employee, learn about your local labor market industry, or even earn tax credits for your business.
If you would like helping in finding Veterans, please contact your local workforce center and see if there is a Local Veterans Employment Representative that can help your business connect with qualified veterans.
These are just some of the many services we offer to employers and businesses.
Contact your local workforce center or go to www.connectingcolorado.com
New Recoginition Award for Employers:
HIRE Vets Medallion Award
Successful employers will receive a certificate stating the award year and a digital image of the medallion to use, including as part of an advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product. Detailed information about how to gain eligibility can be found at HireVets.gov.
Top 10 Reasons to Hire A Veteran
Accelerated Learning Curve
Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real world situations. This background can enhance your organization’s productivity.
The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration. Veterans understand the practical ways to manage behaviors for results, even in the most trying circumstances. They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer structures.
Veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one’s colleagues. Military duties involve a blend of individual and group productivity. They also necessitate a perception of how groups of all sizes relate to each other and an overarching objective.
Diversity & Inclusion in Action
Veterans have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion and economic status as well as mental, physical and attitudinal capabilities. They have the sensitivity to cooperate with many different types of individuals.
Performance Under Pressure
Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.
Respect for Procedures
Veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organizational framework, becoming responsible for subordinates’ actions to higher supervisory levels. They know how policies and procedures enable an organization to exist.
Technology & Globalization
Because of their experiences in the service, veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all enterprises of any size need to succeed.
Veterans know what it means to do “an honest day’s work.” Prospective employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, often including security clearances. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.
Conscious of Health & Safety
Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. Individually, they represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintaining personal health and fitness. On a company level, their awareness and conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property and materials.
Triumph Over Adversity
In addition to dealing positively with the typical issues of personal maturity, veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They likely have proven their mettle in mission critical situations demanding endurance, stamina and flexibility. They may have overcome personal disabilities through strength and determination.
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit
WOTC can reduce your income tax liability if you hire a veteran who meets certain requirements. Visit http://www.colorado.gov/cdle/taxcredits for more information.
Recognition is sometimes given to employers who hire veterans. For example the HIRE Vets Medallion Award recognizes employers who hire and retain veterans, including their efforts to establish employee development programs and veteran specific benefits to improve retention. Award recipients will have the opportunity to utilize the medallion in the marketing of their firm as a veteran friendly business when hiring, and in efforts to attract additional business. Detailed information about how to gain eligibility can be found at HireVets.gov.