RecruitMilitary to Honor Chris Rieben as a “Veteran Hiring Leader Who Makes a Difference”
Nominated for his work on the front line of attracting and retaining high-quality veteran talent.
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. Others are members of military families. Rieben spent 10 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a sergeant in 2001.
Peter Gudmundsson, CEO of RecruitMilitary and a former Marine officer, 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.”
Rieben noted, “I really enjoy the challenge of finding and hiring great people, meeting new people every day, and connecting them with a great place to have a career. When I first came into my role, I quickly reached out to our existing veterans to share my vision and plans for increasing our military and veteran hiring efforts. I had an overwhelming level of support from folks across the organization at every level that were willing to help out and support its overall success.”
Gudmundsson hopes that honoring leaders like Rieben 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/
Company leaders are available to speak and write on any topic related to veteran hiring, job search, and tapping the veteran talent pipeline for organizational excellence.
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