NOD Releases Guide for Employers Hiring Veterans with Disabilities
Lt. Gen. (RET) Franklin L. Hagenbeck, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Department of the Army, Embarks on Nationwide Media Tour to Share Techniques to Support Veterans’ Workplace Success
NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 10, 2014) – In honor of Veterans Day, NOD has released a new resource of leading employment practices and actionable tips for successfully recruiting, onboarding, supporting and retaining veterans within a company’s workforce.
The Employers’ Guide for Welcoming and Supporting Wounded Warriors offers valuable tips on successful veterans’ recruitment, as well as support and retention strategies, to avoid high turnover rates. This is especially significant for the nearly 50,000 federal contractor companies that are subject to new regulations on hiring protected veterans, including those with disabilities, under updates to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act.
In addition to the new Employers’ Guide, NOD is now offering advisory services to employers based on six years experience working with more than 350 Wounded Warriors and their families. Veterans in NOD’s program have achieved success in transitioning into education, training and work outcomes at a rate twice that of their peers without these supports.
“NOD is now helping employers successfully onboard veterans with disabilities into their workforce using the distinctive and proven program model developed over years of direct experience serving corporate America and the nation’s veterans,” said Hagenbeck, whose comments were featured Wall Street Journal Radio and NPR “It’s Your Health”, among others. “Many employers are doing the right thing in hiring our veterans. These tools will help to ensure that, once hired, veterans have a greater opportunity to succeed in their careers.”
For more information, visit NOD.org/vets.