Companies Say Hiring Veterans is Good Business, CNAS Experts Report
Hiring veterans is good for business, according to a detailed study released today by two experts at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). In Employing America’s Veterans: Perspectives from Businesses, Dr. Margaret C. Harrell, CNAS’ Director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Nancy Berglass convey their findings based on extensive interviews of 87 representatives from 69 companies. The authors report that the companies articulated 10 reasons for hiring veterans, including leadership and teamwork skills, character, structure and discipline, expertise, effectiveness, and loyalty.
But, they note, businesses also raised some challenges associated with hiring veterans, such as translating how skills learned in the military are useful in the civilian workplace, negative stereotypes and concerns about future deployments.