RecruitMilitary will honor 15 hiring leaders in this issue; the company plans to recognize more such men and women in later issues. A panel of four veteran hiring experts at RecruitMilitary nominated the 15 honorees.
All of the honorees have multiple years of experience recruiting veterans and share a passion for veteran hiring and service. Many of the honorees are veterans, while others are members of military families. Edmundson served as a specialist in the United States Army.
Peter Gudmundsson, CEO of RecruitMilitary and a former officer in the Marine Corps, said, “We seek to draw attention to those individuals who get beyond ‘Rose Garden Recruiting’ target announcements, and really accomplish the front-line work of making sure that America’s leading companies take advantage of the opportunity to hire high-quality veteran talent. In a nation that generates a lot of noise about veterans and employment, these leaders propel their organizations to the front by actually hiring America’s best.”
Edmundson noted that “the key to hiring a veteran is helping them translate their current military skills and expertise into a new role in the civilian world. Most of the veterans who come to me do not see themselves as financial planners; but after I share with them how their leadership and coaching skills can transfer into this career, they see themselves as qualified.”
Gudmundsson hopes that honoring leaders like Edmundson will spur more veteran hiring and spread their lessons learned to others.He said that “what drives our firm is that today’s veterans constitute a great treasure of talent and skill. It is in the commercial interest of employers to attract, hire, appreciate, and retain that talent. Fundamentally, veterans represent an opportunity for companies, rather than an obligation or a destination for charity. Furthermore, we know that readers of Search & Employ® will understand and appreciate what our honorees have been doing. Their success helps all of us.”
RecruitMilitary distributes 58,000 print copies of the magazine bimonthly to military installations worldwide, National Guard and reserve units, men and women who attend its all-veteran job fairs, and veteran hiring leaders. The digital magazine is linked to three RecruitMilitary newsletters and the website at www.recruitmilitary.com.
RecruitMilitary helps organizations excel by leveraging the talent of our nation’s finest people, our veterans. Founded in 1998, the company produces over 100 all-veteran job fairs nationwide, giving tens of thousands of veterans an opportunity to interact with leading employers and other organizations (http://recruitmilitary.com/
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