Transitioning Military Veterans into the Civilian Workforce
October 15, 2014
Hosted by Marcia Zidle
Whether due to a sense of patriotic duty, a growing need for exceptional employees or to comply with regulatory mandates, developing a strategy for hiring Military Veterans is becoming increasingly important to businesses in communities across the nation. As the number of US military personnel dwindles on foreign soil, a robust source of well-disciplined, skilled and proven job seekers is developing on our own. We’ve learned traditional recruiting efforts are not sufficient to reach the large numbers of service men and women and their spouses waiting to enter the civilian workforce, because they are no more familiar with private sector practices than we might be with standard military operations. David Allen, President and CEO of Snelling, a Dallas based talent management firm with over 60 years of success in the people business, explains some of the challenges our Veterans experience and how to create solutions that provide huge dividends for our Veterans and our businesses.
The Business Edge
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Your entrepreneurial vision has taken hold. Your business is growing. It's everything you hoped for and more. Or is it? With growth come bigger headaches: more hiring, more capital, more customers to satisfy, more employees to deal with, more plates to juggle and more demands on your time. Whether you realize it or not, you are experiencing Growing Pains!
On The Business Edge, with host Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, you will hear how to make the leap from running a stressful business that is always putting out fires to leading a successful company that operates like a finely tuned management machine. You will meet savvy, street smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who’ll share their stories of success and even missteps as well as practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by growing companies.
Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, works with entrepreneurial ventures and small to medium size companies to build and leverage their leadership foundation to move from Start-Up to Scale-Up to Successful Enterprise. In other words, she helps them take the growing pains out of growth.
Coming from a unique entrepreneurial and corporate background, she’s both street smart and strategic as she guides CEO’s and their management teams to focus on the right priorities - the right talent - the right alignment - the right performance to get the right results that will satisfy their investors, customers and other stakeholders.
With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience, she brings an expertise in executive and team leadership; employee engagement and performance; personal and organization change; emotional and social intelligence. Her clients range from privately owned businesses to mid-market professional firms to divisions of global companies in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, high-tech, hospitality as well as governments and nonprofit agencies.
Marcia's "claim to fame" is as a global citizen, living as an expatriate with her family in Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, one of her children is an "Aussie.” She’s traveled in over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Far East and South Pacific.