In recognition of Veterans Day, PayVision Online, one of Dallas’ leading providers of payroll services, ACA compliance solutions and human resource solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, encourages business owners to honor the men and women who have served our country by hiring veterans.
Unemployment in the civilian sector is a challenge many veterans face when transitioning out of their service. In addition to helping reduce the unemployment rate among veterans, small business owners can power their business’ growth by hiring military-trained candidates.
It is critical to select the right job candidate for small businesses, as every employee has a tremendous impact on the overall success of the organization. Veterans are well-trained in their career field, have a strong work ethic and bring great skills and value that ensure a sound investment. Further, their commitment to the US armed forces brings honor and integrity to the candidacy.
Need assurance in reaching out to veterans? Here are four ways hiring prior military creates business growth:
1. Proven Leadership. Military service members are trained to lead by example and often advance through the ranks during their time of service. Through direction, delegation, and motivation, veterans accept and demonstrate responsibility in the workplace, while also inspiring others. For small business owners, relinquishing specific responsibilities to a veteran will allow more time to focus on the strategic growth of the company, rather than the day-to-day tasks.
2. Strong work ethic. In today’s economy, inefficient work habits have become a significant concern to small business owners. Identifying areas of improvement to quickly and more efficiently complete tasks is a skill set infused in military training. These qualities aren’t always apparent in the hiring process; however, veterans often demonstrate a professional maturity through their service, training, and disciplined lifestyle that translates well into the business environment. Their hard work and dedication will match their employer’s expectations and offer more value to the organization.
3. Teamwork. Teamwork plays an integral role in the success of a business, and military service members excel in working together to achieve an objective. Often working with diverse groups of people, veterans can leverage their experience to support, communicate, and work well with colleagues.
4. Strong performance under pressure. A defining characteristic of military service members is their ability to perform their mission even in pressure-filled scenarios. Setting priorities and accomplishing missions under stress is a skill that can be easily translated to a business setting. Veterans are resilient and able to quickly and confidently make decisions when faced with uncertainty. As employees, they can be held accountable and perform well under pressure to ensure business goals will be met on or ahead of schedule.
To build a strong workforce, PayVision Online encourages all small businesses to seek out, interview, and consider hiring veterans when seeking out new employees.
Seeking out military-trained candidates offers a variety of benefits that can help grow your business. For more information on hiring new employees and additional human resource services, contact us or give us a call at 214-442-5888.