It’s no secret the military veterans are prized employees, but have you thought about just how valuable they can be?
1. They have some of the best training in the world. Their job calls for operating all sorts of equipment and cutting-edge technology sometimes on a moment’s notice. With this practice, they have adaptability to quickly learn new technologies and skills necessary to succeed on the job.
2. They are experts in specific detailed communication. Imagine guiding a pilot landing a jet that is carrying a 500-pound bomb on a ship. Clear precise communication is key for the fate of the lives of those on the ship and the plane. How about giving instructions to an injured, foreign civilian who speaks no English? This scenario equips soldiers to interact sensitively and quickly across diverse cultures.
3. They’re the ultimate team player. Living together with a crew out at sea, in the desert, jungle or the forest has its perks, but room for discomfort, especially if you’ll be there for months at a time. Calm disposition and quick action, for the troop’s safety and morale, are imperative if you’re fighting enemy fire side by side with a fellow, injured soldier.
4. They’re singularly focused on mission objectives. This frame of thought helps veterans look at the bigger picture and focus on winning battles during the ultimate tests of distractions and emotional highs and lows.
5. They’re relentless in their approach because they don’t know how to quit. They have made the ultimate sacrifices, leaving behind family and friends at home, putting that on hold to defend citizens’ freedoms and lives. Military slogans, such as “Army Strong” and “Serve Before Self”, are just defining traits of their work ethics. This commitment translates to dedication and persistence in the work place.
Not only have they been trained to know how to do all the things listed above, but they’ve also implemented their training in real-life, stressful, high stakes situations. In reality, you can’t find any civilian that is as trained and experienced as former military personnel.
In order to honor the service of our patriotic service men and women our government has made some fantastic incentives for you to hire military veterans.
When companies hire soldiers returning from active duty, they could be eligible for up to $2400-9600 in tax credits. Hiring unemployed veterans could qualify businesses for as much as $5,800 while providing jobs to disabled servicemen and women rewards business up to 9,600 over a two-year period. Plus, more pending, veteran hiring incentives are on the voting agendas in Washington.
For now, this is a great opportunity to give back to those who have served. The reward is a well-rounded employee, thus saving your business hiring and training costs, and a lucrative tax credit, all for your bottom line.
To find out how much you’ve been missing in tax credit savings, you can use our free calculator here.