Why Do We Do It?
Remember those jobs and schools that didn’t work out because you should not have been there in the first place, where the interview promises and polished web site were just marketing? Now imagine knowing how well you’d fit before you applied. That’s why.
Veterans earned America’s gratitude; we’re paying them back. We do that by helping them fit in right away rather than after several bad experiences.
A recent survey, by VetAdvisor with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, documents the hidden truth that young veterans have a much harder time finding and keeping jobs after their military service than do civilians who change jobs.
The study found that 43% of veterans lasted less than a year in their first civilian job, a problem that’s 2.3 times worse for enlisted troops than for officers. More than 80% of vets left that first job in less than two years. Many responding veterans indicated that the biggest obstacle to retaining civilian jobs was their inability to fit into the new, unfamiliar organizational culture.
Another university study concluded that: “Hiring veterans is one thing, but keeping them on the job is something different altogether.”
This truth persists despite the personality testing and career advice, despite the traditional job preparation and placement services, and even despite the national goodwill toward veterans. Transitioning vets get all of that already. Today’s reality is just wrong: wrong for the vets, wrong for their employers and wrong for our nation that needs both of them.
We created V.E.T.S. with that worrisome experience in mind and out of the conviction that there is a better way to match veterans with jobs and educational settings in which they’ll thrive.
Along with that sense of service, we’re also self-motivated.
Since the best job is one that you love to do and is rewarding as well, we turned our cultural and analysis skills into great jobs paying back the vets who continually protect our freedom to make such choices. That only works by delivering great value to customers, of course.
We’ll deliver that value by supporting business and education leaders with references to veterans who can do the job and who will fit in from the start. America’s military trained some of our best and brightest into seriously capable individuals. Matched properly, they can bring everything those leaders expect and even improve an organization by raising the standards in key areas such as:
- Performance under pressure
Our service also avoids the pain of hiring or admitting a veteran who doesn’t fit plus the expense of going through many interviews hoping to find the few who will work out best.
It’s a win for everyone – vets, businesses and us! America’s economy gets a return on its investment in our veterans and our vets get a successful start on their civilian careers. We get paid for doing good. That doesn’t really feel like work at all.
That’s why we do it.