5 Ways to Have Success in Hiring Military

I recently read Daniel Nichols’ post regarding the “Top 10 Fails of Military Recruiting” . Daniel makes good points but I like to focus on the positives. So here are some bright-spots, that is, 5 ways to have success in hiring military that are put into action each day by my team for our employer clients. […]

Hire military and improve hiring metrics

One of my recent readings was the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute’s The Secret to Reducing Hiring Mistakes? It’s in the metrics by Dr. Rena Rasch. I encourage you to download the white paper and draw your own conclusions. For my part, I found it an interesting view of corporate recruiting as well as a telling […]

Hire what you can’t train

“I don’t have time to train someone.” If you’re a manager and you’re telling others or yourself this, then it’s time for you to reevaluate your priorities. Because it’s easy to train skills. But it’s impossible to train core values. Think about it. What’s eating at your time that prevents you from training skills? Most […]

ConferenceHire Military Hiring Events Help Employers Avoid A Blind Date

When considering the value of using Bradley-Morris, Inc.’s recruiting services, I recently asked a client his thoughts. “Simple,” he said. “BMI’s ConferenceHire events save me the disaster of a blind date.” He further explained that one of the biggest inefficiencies in his company’s hiring process is going through the resumes and phone interviews only to […]

Addressing a Challenging Recruiting Environment with Military Talent

If you are anything like me, your new year has already kicked off at a fast pace with the recruiting train steaming down the tracks. And with unemployment rates continuing to decline through the start of the new year, it will continue to become more challenging to find exceptionally qualified candidates for new and open career […]

Hire Military Hero – Bob Nardelli, Father of the Modern JMO LDP

The “hire military” narrative was an idea long before it was a business case. I am sure there are many unsung heroes, not to mention titans of U.S. industry such as Henry Ford (known for offering returning WWII veterans positions with top pay), but the executive most responsible for the JMO LDP (Junior Military Officer […]

5 Myths Regarding Hiring Veterans

Well into my second decade of helping employers hire military, I’ve talked with literally thousands of employers about recruiting veterans. Many times, I will have to overcome objections regarding service men and women’s capabilities as civilian employees. Here are the most common 5 myths regarding hiring veterans that I hear. 1). A veteran’s skills aren’t […]

Recruit Military-Experienced Talent with a Value Center Approach

One of the ways that exceptional organizations separate themselves from the pack is by adopting the concept of their recruiting function as a value center. Conversely, a not-so-forward-thinking company sees recruiting as a cost center activity. The evidence of this becomes apparent when they trumpet cost per hire as their leading metric: “We’ve got our […]

5 Tips from World Class Teams for Recruiting Military

As the days of summer begin to wane, leaves will soon drop from the trees in the fall and the seasons will change. A sure sign of the new hiring season is the competitiveness around employment offers and the increase of employers seeking hiring assistance. The war for talent is heating up. If you are not […]

Starting a Military Hiring Program – Is Hiring Veterans Competitive?

It’s great witness the “tipping point” regarding starting a military hiring program. When I began work at BMI in 2001, most companies I talked to had no plans to hire military. I’ll still run across a company not seeking military from time to time, but they’re now an outlier. After reading Krista Williams’ recent post […]