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  1. 1. SHRM Poll: Military Employment February 20, 2012
  2. 2. Key Findings Are organizations hiring veterans? Roughly two-thirds of organizations (64%) have hired veterans within the past 36 months. This percentage has increased 11 percentage points compared with 2010 (53%). Larger organizations (100 or more employees) were more likely than smaller organizations (1 to 99 employees) to have hired veterans within the past 36 months. Do organizations make specific efforts to hire veterans? Of organizations that have hired veterans in the past 36 months, 45% had made specific efforts. Of organizations that have not hired any veterans in the past 36 months, only 15% had made a specific effort to recruit veterans. Are organizations aware of effective resources for recruiting veterans? Only 13% of organizations are very familiar with effective resources for finding veteran job candidates. Government agencies were more likely to be aware of effective resources for recruiting veterans. Only a small percentage of organizations are very familiar with, and use, the Depart of Labor’s Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (3%) and/or Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (4%). Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 2
  3. 3. Key Findings What online job boards are the most effective in helping to recruit veterans as potential job candidates? HR professionals indicated that Career Builder (39%), Monster (34%) and Indeed (23%) were the most effective for recruiting veterans. What are the benefits of hiring employees with military experience? Among the organizations that had hired veterans within the past 36 months, the top three reported benefits were the candidate’s strong sense of responsibility (97%), and ability to see a task through to completion (96%) and the organization’s ability to give back to U.S. veterans by showing gratitude for their service (95%). Organizations that had not hired veterans within the past 36 months reported similar potential benefits. What are the challenges of hiring employees with military experience? Approximately half of the organizations that have hired veterans in the past 36 months agreed or strongly agreed that the biggest challenges of hiring individuals with military experience are difficulty transitioning from a structure and hierarchy in the military culture to the civilian workplace culture (52%) and translating military skills to civilian job experience (50%). Post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health issues (42%) were also reported as challenges when hiring veterans. Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 3
  4. 4. Within the past 36 months, has your organization hired any veteransas full-time, part-time or temporary/contract workers? 64% Yes 53% 36% No 2012 (n = 297) 2010 (n = 328) 47%Note: Respondents who answered “Not sure” were excluded from this analysis. Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 4
  5. 5. Within the past 36 months, has your organization hired any veterans as full-time, part-time or temporary/contract workers?Comparisons by organization staff sizeLarger organizations (100 or more employees) are more likely than smaller organizations (1 to 99 employees) to have hired veteranswithin the past 36 months. Smaller organizations Larger organizations Differences based on organization staff size 100 to 499 employees (68%) 500 to 2,499 employees (74%) 1 to 99 employees (41%) Larger organizations > smaller organizations 2,500 to 24,999 employees (76%) 25,000 or more employees (94%)Comparisons by organization sectorPublicly owned for-profit organizations and government agencies are more likely than privately owned for-profit organizations tohave hired veterans within the past 36 months. Organization sector Differences based on organization sector Publicly owned for-profit (82%) Publicly owned for-profit Privately owned for-profit (55%) > privately owned for-profit Government (91%) Government Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 5
  6. 6. Did your organization make a specific effort to recruit and hireveterans? Have hired a veteran Have not hired a veteran in the past 36 months in the past 36 months 2012 2010 2012 2010Yes 45% 50% 15% 11%No, but planning a 13% 11% 14% 11%recruitment effortNo, and don’t have 42% 39% 71% 78%any plans toNote: n = 133-150 (2012); n = 145-175 (2010). Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 6
  7. 7. Did your organization make a specific effort to recruit and hire veterans?Comparisons by organization staff sizeOf organizations that have hired veterans in the past 36 months, larger organizations (25,000 or more employees) are more likely tohave made a specific effort to recruit and hire veterans compared with smaller organizations (1 to 499 employees). Smaller organizations Larger organizations Differences based on organization staff size 1 to 99 employees (37%) 25,000 or more employees (85%) Larger organizations > smaller organizations 100 to 499 employees (31%) Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 7
  8. 8. How aware is your organization of effective resources for findingveteran job candidates? Not at all aware 35% Somewhat aware 52% Very aware 13% n = 250 Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 8
  9. 9. How aware is your organization of effective resources for finding veteran job candidates?Comparisons by organization sectorGovernment agencies are more likely to be very aware of effective resources for finding veteran job candidates compared withprivately owned for-profit organizations. Privately owned for-profit Government agencies Differences based on organization sector organizations Government agencies > 8% 32% privately owned for-profit organizations Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 9
  10. 10. How familiar are you with the following Department of Labor (DOL)veterans’ programs? Have you used either of these programs in yourorganization’s recruiting? Not at all Somewhat Somewhat Very familiar, Very familiar familiar familiar, but do familiar and but do not use and use not use use 2012 2010 2012 2010 2012 2010 2012 2010 2012 2010Disabled Veterans’Outreach Program 67% 70% 21% 19% 4% 6% 5% 3% 3% 2%(DVOP)Local Veterans’Employment 64% 68% 21% 16% 7% 9% 4% 3% 4% 4%Representative(LVER) Note: n = 291 (2012); n = 364-365 (2010). Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 10
  11. 11. How familiar are you with the following Department of Labor (DOL) veterans’ programs? Have you used either of these programs in your organization’s recruiting?Comparisons by organization staff sizeLarger organizations (25,000 or more employees) are more likely to be very familiar with and use the Disabled Veterans’ OutreachProgram compared with smaller organizations (1 to 99 employees and 2,500 to 24,999 employees). Smaller organizations Larger organizations Differences based on organization staff size 1 to 99 employees (3%) 25,000 or more employees (25%) Larger organizations > smaller organizations 2,500 to 24,999 employees (2%) Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 11
  12. 12. Within the past 36 months, how effective have the following national online job boards been in helping your organization recruit veterans as potential job candidates? Not applicable; my Not at all effective Somewhat effective Very effective organization does not use this sourceVault 95% 3% 2% 0%Militaryhire.com 94% 2% 3% 1%Vetsuccess.gov 91% 2% 6% 1%HireVetsFirst 90% 2% 6% 2%Recruit Military 90% 2% 6% 2%Jobcentral 88% 4% 7% 1%Vetjobs.com 88% 2% 9% 2%CareerOneStop 87% 4% 7% 2%Simplyhired 84% 4% 9% 2%HotJobs 77% 9% 12% 2%Indeed 69% 8% 19% 4%Monster 47% 18% 31% 3%Career Builder 46% 15% 32% 7% Note: n = 277-293. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 12
  13. 13. In addition to the job boards listed above, what other sources doesyour organization use to recruit veteran job candidates? Civilianjobs.com ClearanceJobs.com Craigslist Employerpartnership.org HirePatriots.org Hireveterans.com Industry contacts Job fairs JSFirm.com LinkedIn Military.com Recruiters and/or staffing agencies Rigzone.com State or local sponsored programs, employment listings or job boards USAJobs.gov Word of mouth/referrals WorkSourceNote: List is not inclusive of all responses. Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 13
  14. 14. How likely is your organization to actively recruit unemployed veteransand/or unemployed veterans with disabilities now that there is a taxcredit available? 8% 23% Unemployed veterans (n = 168) 54% 15% 12% Unemployed veterans with 27% disabilities (n = 158) 53% 8% Very unlikely Unlikely Likely Very likely Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 14
  15. 15. To what extent would each of the following help your organization’sefforts to recruit and hire military veterans? Would not help at Would help a little Would help Would help a lot all somewhat 2012 2010 2012 2010 2012 2010 2012 2010Assistance identifying and reaching out to 6% 9% 17% 20% 31% 39% 46% 32%qualified veteransInformation about how military skills map 8% * 14% * 34% * 44% *to civilian job-related skillsPrograms to help veterans transition their 7% 11% 16% 18% 38% 35% 40% 36%military skills to the civilian workplacePrograms to help veterans transition frommilitary culture to civilian workplace 8% 12% 19% 22% 36% 35% 37% 31%culturePrograms to train veterans with additional 8% 12% 20% 16% 40% 33% 33% 39%skills for the civilian workplaceInformation about and support for dealingwith potential challenges veterans may 12% 18% 21% 24% 36% 32% 31% 26%face, such as PTSD or other mental healthissuesInformation about and support for dealingwith potential challenges veterans with 11% 17% 26% 24% 34% 35% 30% 24%physical disabilities may faceNote: n = 266-277 (2012); n = 302-335(2010). Respondents who answered “N/A – Experienced in this area, do not need assistance” were excluded from thisanalysis. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. An asterisk (*) indicates that this response choice was not available in 2010. Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 15
  16. 16. Do you agree that the following are benefits of hiring employeeswith military experience? Organizations that have Organizations that have Organizations that have hired veterans in the not hired veterans in not hired veterans in past 36 months the past 36 months, but the past 36 months and (n = 99-160) have made an effort to have not made an do so effort to do so (n = 13-17) (n = 84-119)Strong sense of responsibility 97% 94% 99%Ability to see a task through to completion 96% 94% 98%The organization’s ability to give back to U.S. 95% 100% 99%veterans by showing gratitude for their servicePromoting patriotism at the organization 94% 101% 95%Ability to work as part of a team 94% 94% 99%Ability to work under pressure 94% 94% 98%High degree of professionalism 93% 88% 97%Strong leadership skills 90% 100% 95%Positive enhancement of the organization’s 90% 100% 94%image and/or credibilityNote: The percentages above reflect only the responses of “strongly agree” or “agree.” Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 16
  17. 17. Do you agree that the following are benefits of hiring employees with military experience? (continued) Organizations that have Organizations that have Organizations that have hired veterans in the not hired veterans in the not hired veterans in the past 36 months past 36 months, but past 36 months and have (n = 99-160) have made an effort to not made an effort to do do so so (n = 13-17) (n = 84-119) Strong problem-solving skills 90% 87% 97% Technology/information technology skills 88% 87% 91% and training Ability to multitask 88% 79% 94% Ability to adapt to changing situations 87% 94% 99% quickly Job-specific skills 86% 85% 85% Global perspective 80% 93% 87% Strategic planning/foresight 79% 86% 88% Fulfillment of federal and/or state 78% 87% 89% affirmative action requirements Knowledge/expertise of defense issues 77% 87% 89%Note: The percentages above reflect only the responses of “strongly agree” or “agree.” Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 17
  18. 18. Based on your overall experience, do you agree that each of thefollowing is a challenge in hiring employees with military experience?These employees tend to be underqualified for the positions they apply for 12% 72% 12% 4% Combat-related physical disabilities 10% 65% 21% 3% These employees tend to be overqualified for the positions they apply for 9% 67% 19% 4% The amount of time it takes for these employees to adapt to civilian 8% 58% 29% 6% workplace culture Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health issues 6% 53% 36% 6% Difficulty transitioning from the structure and hierarchy in the military 5% 42% 42% 10% culture to the civilian workplace culture Translating military skills to civilian job experience 4% 46% 40% 10% Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree Note: n = 154-159. Only respondents whose organization had hired veterans in the past 36 months were asked this question. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 18
  19. 19. Demographics: Organization IndustryIndustry PercentageManufacturing 20%Professional, scientific and technical services 15%Health care and social assistance 13%Finance and insurance 11%Other services except public administration 8%Educational services 7%Public administration 6%Construction of buildings; heavy and civil engineering construction; specialty trade 4%contractorsTransportation and warehousing 4%Accommodation and food services 3%Retail trade 3%Real estate and rental and leasing 3% Note: n = 290. Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple response options. Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 19
  20. 20. Demographics: Organization IndustryIndustry PercentageArts, entertainment, and recreation 3%Utilities 3%Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 2%Information, publishing industries 2%Mining 2%Wholesale trade 2%Management of companies and enterprises 1%Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 1%Religious, grant-making, civic, professional and similar organizations 1%Repair and maintenance 1%Personal and laundry services *Note: n = 290. Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple response options. An asterisks (*) indicates < 1%. Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 20
  21. 21. Demographics: Organization Sector Publicly owned for-profit organization 20% Privately owned for-profit organization 53% Nonprofit organization 14% Government agency 9% Other 4% n = 291 Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 21
  22. 22. Demographics: Organization Staff Size 1 to 99 employees 27% 100 to 499 employees 31% 500 to 2,499 employees 16% 2,500 to 24,999 employees 20% 25,000 or more employees 6% n = 283 Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 22
  23. 23. Demographics: OtherDoes your organization have U.S.- Is your organization a single-unit company or abased operations (business units) only multi-unit company?or does it operate multi-nationally? Single-unit company: A company in which the location and the company are one 38% U.S.-based operations only 73% and the same. Multi-unit company: A company that has Multinational operations 27% 63% more than one location.n = 259 Note: n = 296. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding. Are HR policies and practices determined by the What is the HR department/function multi-unit corporate headquarters, by each work for which you responded throughout location or both? this survey? Multi-unit headquarters determines HR policies 46% and practices Corporate (company wide) 56% Each work location determines HR policies and Business unit/division 24% 3% practices Facility/location 20% A combination of both the work location and the multi-unit headquarters determine HR policies 52% n = 188 and practices Note: n = 189. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding. Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 23
  24. 24. SHRM Poll: Military Employment Methodology  Response rate = 13%  Sample composed of 359 randomly selected HR professionals from SHRM’s membership  Margin of error is +/- 5%  Survey fielded January 4-22, 2012 For more poll findings, visit www.shrm.org/surveys Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SHRM_Research Military Employment ©SHRM 2012 24

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