Tag: Veterans Day

How Companies Support Veterans and Military Families

Each year, November 11 marks Veterans Day, which is a time to pay respect to people who have served in the armed forces. But did you know that the entire month of November is National Veterans and Military Families Month? About National Veterans and Military Families Month National Veterans and…

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: November 10

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. How DEI Has…

9 Things to NEVER Say to Veterans

Originally published on July 7, 2016. Joining the Army after college was a no-brainer for military veteran Ryan Kules. The Arizona native always knew he wanted to serve his country, and in 2002, he got his chance. In February 2005, he was deployed to Iraq. Nine months later, Kules wound…

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Supporting & Transitioning Veterans Into Your Organization

Military lifestyle greatly differs from civilian and corporate lifestyle, but if your company prioritizes supporting and leveraging veterans, you can turn their challenges and experiences into strengths. Challenges Transitioning Veterans Face Employer bias. Some employers discriminate against veteran applicants, fearing they may have disabilities or mental illnesses that could interfere…

Archived: Veterans Day Timeline and Facts & Figures

Veterans Day is on November 11. It was first established in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson. At this time it was called Armistice Day and was created to remember “the heroism of those who died in the country’s service.” Congress declared Armistice Day a federal holiday in 1938. President Dwight…

Archived: Why Is Training Veterans a Win-Win Situation for Corporations

Traits such as an affinity for leadership, collaboration and top-line performance should make veterans desirable employees. However, roadblocks such as the lack of a bachelor’s degree and residual health issues/injuries frequently make the transition from military to civilian life a challenge. By providing targeted training to veterans, organizations can find…