Why Hiring Veterans Makes Business Sense, and How to Actually Do It

Day and Time: Thursday, June 8th | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Independence East

Studies show, when companies look for new talent, they prefer people who are dedicated, trustworthy, team-oriented and have a high degree of leadership readiness. Due to their training and military experience, veterans tend to possess these characteristics in spades. Many companies recognize this and are further motivated by a desire to “do the right thing” and hire more veterans. Yet these good intentions often fall flat when it comes to actually making hires. Patrick Beharelle, the President/COO of TrueBlue and a longtime proponent of veteran hiring will share with you (1) why hiring veterans makes good business sense and (2) best practices that F500 companies have implemented to achieve desired results. Additionally, Patrick will highlight case studies detailing specifically how leading companies have overcome internal and external challenges to hiring more veterans.