Let’s All #RethinkVets

militaryThere are employers who see hiring and supporting veterans as more than just their patriotic duty. It’s about having the best of the best as part of their workforces.

On this Veteran’s Day, to help inspire employers to make concerted efforts to employ former military men and women and inform organizations across the country about all that veterans have to offer, Families and Work Institute is sharing a video series titled #RethinkVets.


The mission of the series is to encourage employers to hire and support veterans and their families by having veterans and employers share their best practices and advice.

We want employers and employees to rethink not only how they go about hiring and supporting veterans and their families in the workplace, but also how important it is to reach out to vets day to day and treat them just like you would other colleagues. If they do, the benefits from a bottom line and societal perspective will be great.

The first in our series features Todd Nelson, a wounded veteran who fought in Afghanistan who is now talent advisor for USAA. He’s calling for employees and employers to rethink relationships with veterans. He misses the close connections he had with fellow soldiers in the military and suggests employers and employees reach out and develop close bonds with vets.

Click here for our #RethinkVets resources page, including our first two videos and links to best practices from some of the nation’s top employers when it comes to veteran employment.

(Want to learn more about hiring veterans? Attend the free VOWS — Veterans on Wall Street — veteran employment conference on Nov. 5th in New York and hear from CEOs, board members, senior business leaders and human resource professionals interested in veterans’ topics to engage in a dialogue with their peers about implementing solutions and maximizing efforts regarding veteran hiring, integration and advancement.)

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