Offers an in-depth view of the issues, challenges, and opportunities represented by the employment of military veterans.

This guide "was developed from an employer-centric perspective, and is designed to offer a broad but focused view of the issues, challenges, and opportunities represented by the employment of military veterans. Specifically, the publication (1) offers context for the employment challenges facing veterans, and also for the employer-centric barriers and facilitators related to employment of veterans; (2) combines academic research grounded in human resources and organizational behavior, with the practical experiences of employers, to highlight leading practices in the employment of veterans and military family members; and (3) details resources situated in both the public and private sector positioned to support employer efforts to cultivate and nurture a strategic approach to veteran employment" (p.2). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)

Full Publication Title: Guide To Leading Policies, Practices & Resources: Supporting the Employment of Veterans & Military Families


Major Findings & Recommendations

"The guide details a series of practice and policy issues identified by research and through our work with the employer community, as impacting veteran employment initiatives. These include: A Research-Informed Business Case Supporting Veteran Employment, Implications of Corporate Culture on Veteran Employment Initiatives, Implications of Leadership Championing of Veteran Employment Initiatives, Overview of Human Resource Programs and Processes Impacting Veteran Employment, Navigating Tension Between External Pressures and Internal Realities, The Imperative of Tracking Veterans in the WorkforceAlso included throughout this guide are discussions, descriptions, and case studies illustrating leading corporate practices impacting veteran employment that address: Recruiting and Onboarding, Assimilation and Socialization, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Training and Certification Issues, Leveraging Financial and Non-Financial Resources, Leveraging Supplier Programs. Further, the guide offers materials and resources, in the form of concise issue briefs and checklists, positioned to provide additional context and background related to veteran employment, and resources that can be leveraged by employers to support internal employment initiatives. These resources address topic areas that include: Veteran Employment, Geography, Gender, Age, and Race, Disability, Family Support, Education Attainment, Access to Healthcare, Benefits, Disability" (p.2-3). (Abstractor: Author)