Monday, December 17, 2012

Do HR Departments Discriminate Against Veterans?

Fistful of Talent's Tim Sackett thinks so. An excerpt:

That might be the most politically incorrect thing that a HR Pro can say nowadays!  In fact, we hear the exact opposite from company executives, don’t we?  In fact if you pull up almost every Fortune 500 company, I would guess their HR shops have ‘formal’ military recruiting/hiring propaganda up on how much they want to hire former military candidates.  But most are flat out lying to you.  When given a choice between the fresh young grad out of college, or the military vet who just spent years defending our country – they’ll chose the college kid – almost always. I don’t have a study of this – I have 20 years of experience presenting candidates to hiring managers and seeing their reactions.  It sucks, but it’s the truth.

Read the rest of Tim's article.

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