Business Chops Tip #113: Are You Reaching Out to Veterans with Your Recruiting?
This Veterans Day reminds us that serving our country can take many forms. Veterans make untold sacrifices. Our industry needs talent, especially at the technical integrator/installer levels. Companies with staff development roadmaps and comprehensive enterprise-wide skill development programs are already at the leading edge.
Yet many managers bemoan the industry talent shortage. Win-wins could come from integration firms tapping into veterans recruiting resources to augment their current and future staff development needs. Veterans are versed in following leadership directions, solving technical and logistics problems, and in working in high-stress environments. Is outreach to veterans on your organizational development and training roadmap?
Author's Note: Creative and technical professionals (from musicians and actors to designers and engineers) rely on their "chops": those skills and techniques that they use to be successful on the job. Stiernberg Consulting coined the term Business Chops to encompass those skills, experience, and tactics that you rely on to be more successful. Whether you are a dealer, manufacturer, distributor, rep, or design firm, this series includes tips and techniques for optimizing sales, profits, and growth of your Custom Retail business.