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Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing, and Retaining Veterans

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Veterans are a tremendous source of untapped talent and come with a wealth of skills and experience beyond those of typical civilian employees. Field Tested gives readers the insight and tools they need to recruit and retain veterans, and to maximize their value in any organization.

A must-read for leaders, managers, and human resources professionals across industries, Field Tested uncovers key cultural differences between the military and civilian workplace, and reveals how these differences can affect employee performance, satisfaction, and retention. Complete with real-world examples, practical models, and savvy advice, this book shows readers how to:

  • Attract and interview veterans
  • On-board them quickly and effectively
  • Ensure a smooth cultural transition
  • Manage performance
  • Position them for success
  • Help them develop lasting careers.

Smart companies that hire veterans owe it to themselves and their employees to understand the unique considerations involved. This one-of-a-kind guide reveals how to make the most of America's top talent.   

“Field Tested provides a solid foundation for capitalizing on military talent.  The book helps reshape perceptions of organizational culture while providing insight into how to build a deep talent pool that aligns with business goals and vision…page after page provides reflection and a call to action.  Field Tested is on the leading edge and a must-read for business leaders, HR professionals, hiring managers and even transitioning military members.” Glen Williams, Disability & Military Outreach, Walgreen Co.

"This book is an essential resource for organizations that wish to 'recruit to retain' veterans. I particularly found the chapters on On-boarding and Performance Management of tremendous value. They provided tools and information that are practical and can serve as a catalyst for creating a military friendly environment." Texanna M. Reeves, VP of Corporate Diversity, Sodexo

"Emily King is a pioneer in organizational development and a thought leader in 'recruiting for retention.' Her teachings and insights summarize more than a decade of lessons garnered from life in the HR trenches and are invaluable to all managers focused on bringing lasting talent to their organizations." Sean Collins, Navy veteran & Senior Brand Manager G.I. Jobs Magazine, publisher of the annual Top 100 Military Friendly Employers®