Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Have Served and Veteran-Owned Companies

I’m a proud sister, daughter, granddaughter, aunt, and niece to many veterans. My grandfather and my stepdad served in the U.S. Navy and Army. Thank you to all those who served in the U.S. military, and those who are currently serving our great country. Let us never take our freedom for granted.

Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Therefore, the day is always recognized on November 11, regardless of what day of the week that falls on. In 1954, the word “Armistice” was replaced with “Veterans” to formally include all U.S. military veterans.

Various companies have tapped into the often-overlooked talent pool of military veterans after discovering that one of corporate America’s biggest challenges, having employees work as a cohesive team, is a hallmark of the military.

“Not many companies recognized that military veterans have used technology that provides them with a solid foundation in the IT space,” said Stu Weiser, Sharp Decisions director of global operations. “Our veterans have very impressive leadership abilities gleaned from the military, so they work exceptionally well in team environments and excel with deadlines to meet milestones. Rarely have we seen a veteran who puts their own needs or wants ahead of the team’s. That’s a powerful business proposition.”[1]

Our veterans, and veteran-owned companies can rest assured that Vector Talent Resources will combat your staffing obstacles with precise dedication.

On November 11, a special 24 hours are set aside for our veterans, but at Vector Talent Resources, we actively seek and retain veterans from all walks of life, 24/7, 365. We strive to make life better for our clients and candidates who have served.

 

[1]Staffing Industry Analysts’ The Staffing Stream: The Voices of the Staffing Industry, “Three Ways Staffing Professionals are Combatting the Current IT Talent Shortage,” Matt Fischer, November 2017.

 

Written by Jennifer Ford, Director, Business Development at Vector Talent Resources. For more information about how Vector can help with your next career move, contact Jennifer at jenniferf@vectortalent.com.

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