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Employers need to step up and rally around the nation’s military community by enhancing efforts to attract, recruit, support and retain veterans and their families in a proactive manner so all can better meet their responsibilities at home and at work.
Employers want to tap into the technical and communication skills and leadership abilities of returning veterans, according to a survey conducted for CareerBuilder and released on the eve of Veterans Day 2011.
The findings are from a survey conducted in August and September 2011 with 2,874 full-time U.S. hiring managers and HR professionals in the public and private sectors. Twenty percent said they are recruiting U.S. veterans to work for their organizations.
This survey examines hiring and recruiting trends across a six-month spectrum. The results for the fourth quarter of 2011 show that while jobs are being created at some companies, the pace will slacken as the end of the year approaches, and some employers are still struggling to find workers with skills that match their available positions.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) was invited, along with nearly 30 private-sector companies, to Capitol Hill recently to discuss the challenges employers face in finding and hiring returning U.S. military personnel for civilian jobs.
The meeting was a three-hour Veterans Employment Summit that the House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hosted in September 2011.
When the Obama administration rolled out the much-anticipated American Jobs Act (S. 1549) on Sept. 12, 2011, the $447 billion proposal presented the classic good news/bad news scenario to HR professionals and their organizations.
For the first time since 1980, the U.S. rate of inflation is higher than the average total salary budget increase. During the 12-month period ending April 2011, inflation, as measured by the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI), was 3.2 percent. That compared to a total salary budget increase of 2.8 percent for the same period, according to the WorldatWork 2011-2010 Salary Budget Survey.