In 2017, Getting Hired published several blogs supporting our veterans with disabilities as we shared tips on how to talk to employers about PTSD through to explaining the differences of medical discharge and medical retirement.
In 2018, our goal at Getting Hired was to increase investment in not only our website functionality but also our outreach efforts to support our veteran job seekers, and we did!
Below is a recap of our veteran initiatives this year as well as some of our top performing veteran content.
Community Outreach and Investments for Veterans
2018 was a busy year for our team as we focused on several initiatives for veterans:
- Google: We initiated a partnership with Google as we enhanced our website search capabilities by adding Google’s Cloud Talent Solution to our website. With this solution, transitioning service members can now enter their military occupational specialty code (MOS, AFSC, or NEC) directly into our find a job search bar and see relevant civilian jobs currently available with our employer partners.
- Fairygodboss: For Veterans Day this year, we aligned with our community partner Fairygodboss to show our support for female veterans and military spouses by asking them to share their stories about how being in the military has impacted them professionally.
- Veteran Staffing Network: To support our employer partners who are actively hiring veterans with disabilities to their workforce, we partnered with the Veteran Staffing Network by Easter Seals, on a webinar for employers to learn how to attract, evaluate, onboard and retain veteran talent. Watch the playback to the webinar recording here!
- Wounded Warrior Project: We enhanced our partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) who has been a long time partner of ours. In September, we hosted four WWP veterans and two spouses of WWP service members at our corporate office to help them with finding job opportunities with one of our inclusive employer partners.
These community outreach partnerships and investments helped us drive awareness to the value that veterans with disabilities bring to the workplace and we will continue to increase this business priority in 2019.
Sponsorships and Donations for Veterans
For the first time, we sponsored the Valor Games Southeast, hosted by Bridge II Sports, where they invite veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities to participate in three days of eleven different adaptive sports competitions. We’re proud that MetLife, one of our employer partners continued supporting this organization with the top sponsorship of 2018.
For Giving Tuesday in November, we showed our support to veterans as three out of the five organizations that we donated to supported veteran initiatives within our local communities at The 6th Branch and global initiatives at Team Rubicon and No Barriers.
Top blog posts for veterans in 2018
Sharing trending topics and job searching tips with our veterans is an important part of our business. Here were the top performing veteran blogs this year:
With the announcement of our Google Cloud Talent Solution integration, we shared information with our community about how veterans could use their military occupational specialty codes on our website to help them with their job search.
We were excited to see this blog perform well and appreciated Google’s support in promoting us in their blog announcing how their solution improves job searches for veterans.
This blog put the spotlight on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and its efforts to help veterans and individuals with disabilities secure long-term employment.
We highlighted important laws employers and veterans should be aware of including the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).
This blog focused on how veterans can ease their transition from the military to civilian life by finding a job that is fulfilling and makes the most of the skills they gained from being in the military.
It offered practical information relating to the different types of military discharges and the need for veterans to receive a government issued DD-214 discharge paper.
In this guest blog, the Kellogg Company discussed how their organization gained major benefits from hiring veterans in various roles, from machine operators to senior directors.
The Kellogg Company shared how they value veteran job seekers because of the "unique skillsets and leadership they bring to the table.”
Get ready for 2019!
Veterans have spent years learning skills and developing qualities that are valuable for various industries and employers in the civilian world.
With support from our community outreach and investments, veterans can feel confident in what’s to come from Getting Hired and our inclusive employers in 2019.