Emily King on Recruiting and Keeping Veterans

    Jan 24, 2019

    It can seem like there are a number of risks involved in hiring veterans into a more conventional workforce: the culture is completely different and their highly specialized skill-set doesn't seem to apply.Emily King talks about the benefits of recruiting veterans to civilian jobs. It can seem like there are a number of risks involved in hiring veterans into a more conventional workforce: the culture is completely different and their highly specialized skill-set doesn't seem to apply. Emily King, author of Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing, and Retaining Veterans, wants recruiters and HR professionals not to take military résumés so literally. Driving a tank may seem irrelevant to an office culture, but the skills, knowledge, and training that went in to learning how to use a very complicated and expensive piece of machinery can be extremely beneficial in any job.AMA_Edgewise_1143.mp3