Companies today want to hire a diverse staff, which includes increasing the number of women and veterans in the workplace. While many employers have the right intentions, their approach to hiring veterans and military spouses is not always appropriately framed. Many spouses continue to try to hide their family’s military service for fear of losing consideration for a job, while others find themselves unable to effectively explain their gaps in work history. As a result, companies are often unaware of the person's status and unable to ask due to compliance issues, and candidates may be screened out based on their gaps in work history. The solution to this is education and awareness building. In order to tell the person's story effectively within your organization, you must engage with the candidate to learn and promote what they have to offer. By doing this, you will reach diversity recruiting goals for yourself and your team.