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Supporting Veterans' Transition to Civilian Work

There are a number of reasons Why Veterans Make Good Employees (Handout). Veterans bring diverse experiences, a variety of skills, and their military training to the civilian workplace. In fact, many Veterans report Positive Outcomes of Military Service (Handout).

Once you've hired a Veteran, you may be wondering what you can do as an employer, manager or supervisor, or human resource professional to support Veterans in your workplace. Here are some suggestions:


Want to know how to use management styles similar to the military training model to help improve or maintain a Veteran employee's job performance?

Read our Improving Job Performance Using the Military Training Model (Handout) for suggestions for using a straightforward approach similar to that used in the military, such as identifying mission objectives and setting clear standards for evaluation.

Want to create a mentoring program for disabled Veterans?

Hero Health Hire* has materials for creating a mentoring program for disabled Veterans, or wounded warriors. These materials include PowerPoint slides for Supporting Wounded Warriors Training for Mentors (PDF)*, Mentor Information Guide (PDF)*, and Wounded Warrior Mentor Questionnaire (PDF)* for matching mentors and mentees.

If your company or organization utilizes other practices to support Veterans in the workplace and to increase their work success, please contact us!

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Check out a VA blog written by a Veteran about what to talk about with a Veteran.

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