Military and Veteran Hiring: Strategies for Success from Corporate Gray

Topics: military hiring

Posted by Lori Vrcan on Jul 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM


In previous articles, we gleaned strategies from USAA and United Rentals, who have highly successful and award-winning programs. This follow-up blog features Carl Savino, President of Corporate Gray, an organization that helps connect transitioning military to employers.

“I think companies are well served to take a hard look at the men and women who are separating from the military and seeking civilian employment.  Their skills and experience can benefit a wide range of companies well beyond the defense sector,” says Carl Savino, President of Corporate Gray. “Military success is built on confidence, humility, integrity and a willingness to do whatever it takes to accomplish the mission.”

In 1994, Savino founded Corporate Gray to help transitioning service members make a successful transition to the civilian work-world. His organization helps connect transitioning service members with employers in three primary ways: the Corporate Gray Job Fairs, Corporate Gray Online, and Corporate Gray book, now titled The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide. Over the last 20 years, over four million copies of the book were given to separating and retiring active duty service members across the country and even overseas.

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Military and Veteran Hiring: Strategies for Success from United Rentals

Topics: military hiring, military jobs

Posted by Lori Vrcan on Apr 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM


In our previous post, we discovered how USAA accomplishes its military hiring goals. In part two of this series, we learn how United Rentals creates a win-win situation by hiring military, veterans and their spouses.

“Veterans and military personnel make a great fit for our company because of our culture and values,” says Judy Brozovich. “People within the military exhibit the traits and qualities we seek: loyalty, integrity, dedication, service excellence and a focus on safety.  We build on what they’ve learned in the military, so it becomes a solid match for United Rentals.”

Judy Brozovich is Director of Talent Management for United Rentals, the world’s largest equipment rental company. We spoke with her recently and she shared why her organization hires military and veteran candidates and how they achieve recruitment success.

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Military and Veteran Hiring: Strategies for Success from USAA

Topics: military hiring, military jobs

Posted by Lori Vrcan on Apr 13, 2017 9:02:00 AM


In this two-part series, we glean strategies from two organizations that have highly successful and award-winning military/veteran hiring programs. Our first post features USAA.

“As an organization created by and for the military community, hiring veterans and military spouses has been a long-standing commitment for USAA,” says Sean Passmore, Military Hiring Advisor for USAA. “We take a holistic approach to help bring vets on board and also transition to the private sector with programs focused on recruiting, transition assistance, skills development and retention.”

USAA is an organization that specializes in facilitating financial security for the military, veterans and their families through a full range of products and services. It is also nationally recognized for its military talent strategy and programs and maintains a 30% military and military spouse hiring goal, including achieving 25% military employee representation by 2020.

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How to attract transitioning military

Topics: military hiring

Posted by NAS on Jan 14, 2016 4:38:00 PM

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?

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