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Why Military Recruitment Matters | Talent Connect 2013


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Military recruitment is often overlooked, but it can open up a whole new set of candidate possibilities. Learn how Macy’s, Viox Services and USAA have developed and refined their company’s respective military recruitment program.

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Why Military Recruitment Matters | Talent Connect 2013

  1. 1. Why Military Recruitment Matters Developing a Successful Military Hiring Program Joe Vroman Matt Luther John DiPiero Director of Executive Recruitment and Military Initiatives, Macy's Recruiting Manager, Military Strategy, Viox Services Sr. Communications Partner for Military Initiatives, USAA Pam Hoadley (Moderator) Solutions Consultant, LinkedIn Join our Group:
  2. 2. Veteran Talent Pools on LinkedIn LinkedIn Confidential ©2013 All Rights Reserved 2
  3. 3. San Diego, Seattle, Jacksonville and Norfolk are “Hidden Gem” markets with untapped Veteran talent Hidden Gem LinkedIn Confidential ©2013 All Rights Reserved 3
  4. 4. LinkedIn research shows what matters most to Veterans when evaluating a potential employer % of Members Selected the Value Proposition Veterans vs. Non-Veterans as being Important Difference Compensation 53% 61% 8% 54% 52% Balance Security 49% 35% Pride 37% Impact 43% 38% Contributions 6% 10% 46% -8% 32% 30% Culture 31% 33% 27% Colleagues -2% -2% -7% 34% 25% 29% Superiors -4% 24% 26% Flexible Development 21% Vision 21% Transfer 3% 28% 30% Career path 8% 8% Compensation, job security, being proud of the workplace, and making an impact are a few things Veterans find valuable in an employer 14% 39% 28% Challenge 2% -3% -6% 27% 32% -11% Veterans Non-Veterans 0% Note: Data is derived from LinkedIn custom research called Talent Drivers; Veterans sample = 1,338 members LinkedIn Confidential ©2013 All Rights Reserved 4
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  10. 10. Developing a Successful Military Hiring Program Learn from Veterans who have done it well  What You’ll Need  Executive Sponsorship and Passionate Advocates will help ensure success of your program  Identify roles that are a good fit for military personnel transitioning to civilian life  Identify the veterans you have working for you  Train your recruiters on how to recruit and enable veterans  Veterans and LinkedIn  What Networking means to Veterans  How our experts use LinkedIn to hire top military talent  Resources  Training sessions for veterans and recruiters  Tools for developing a successful program  Join our Group: LinkedIn Confidential ©2013 All Rights Reserved