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Empathy-driven recruitment and training interventions for military veterans: Exploring HR strategies that smooth the transition into civilian employment

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 5 February 2021

Issue publication date: 6 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

This research paper concentrates on the transition experiences of recent military veterans into civilian employment. The interview-based results revealed that, firstly, veterans were struck by civilian employers' lack of knowledge about military jobs and skills. Secondly, the comparatively loose hiring and training processes experienced in civilian firms were a source of anxiety and frustration for military veterans. Thirdly, civilian employers clearly didn't understand the significantly different military compensation and benefits structure, nor the high level of family involvement in military life. Consequently, these civilian employers were deemed to possess little context around the environments these veterans were joining from.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2021), "Empathy-driven recruitment and training interventions for military veterans: Exploring HR strategies that smooth the transition into civilian employment", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 29 No. 3, pp. 9-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-11-2020-0244

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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