Attracting transitioning military can seem like unknown territory. They’re a different type of candidate that require a different type of recruitment strategy.
The current active duty population is over 1.4 million people. Veterans make up over 21 million of the US population. With 10,000 baby boomers exiting the workforce daily, Veterans represent one of the single largest pools of talent that have the skills that are in high demand across all industries. That veteran pool is ever-increasing. It is estimated that in 2015, 300,000 service members will transition out of the military. Of the current 4 million job openings, close to half of these jobs match skills that service members possess.
So as an employer, how do you attract these candidates?