There is no doubt that employing ex-forces personnel brings many benefits to your organisation and to your work force:
Accelerated Learning Curve
Service Leavers have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your work force with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real world situations. This background can enhance your organisation’s productivity.
The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration. Ex-military personnel understand the practical ways to manage behaviours for results, even in the most trying circumstances. They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer structures.
Service men and women understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one’s colleagues. Military duties involve a blend of individual and group productivity. They also necessitate a perception of how groups of all sizes relate to each other in order to reach an overarching objective.
Efficient Performance and Flexibility
Military leavers understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.
Respect for procedures
Service leavers have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organisational framework, becoming responsible for subordinates’ actions to higher supervisory levels. They know how policies and procedures enable an organisation to exist.
Integrity and Loyalty
Ex-forces personnel know what it means to do “an honest day’s work.” Prospective employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, which is part of everything they do - they're expected to show not just physical but moral courage, including loyalty to other team members. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.
Diversity and Inclusion
Ex-military personnel have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion and economic status as well as mental, physical and attitudinal capabilities. They have the sensitivity and diplomacy to co-operate with many different types of individuals.
Technology and Globalisation
Because of their experiences in the service, ex-military personnel are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all enterprises of any size need to succeed.
Health and Safety Savvy
Thanks to extensive training, Service leavers are aware of health and safety procedures both for themselves and the welfare of others. On a company level, their awareness and conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property and materials.
Triumph over adversity
In addition to dealing positively with the typical issues of personal maturity, ex-forces personnel have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They are likely to have proven their mettle in mission-critical situations demanding endurance, stamina and flexibility. They may have overcome personal disabilities through strength and determination.
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