LinkedIn Veteran Resources

LinkedIn provides a variety of resources for veterans, which includes free upgraded membership for those who qualify.

Veteran/Military-Affiliated Recruiting Resources

There are a variety of resources to assist with recruiting veterans and many companies have their own programs for veteran/military-affiliated recruiting.

The Business Case for Hiring a Veteran: Beyond the Cliché’s

A brief white paper that summarizes 10 empirically supported characteristics of veterans that businesses can use to support their veteran hiring initiatives.

Work After Service: Developing Workforce Readiness and Veteran Talent for the Future

The first paper in this series builds a framework for an enhanced understanding of the concept of workforce readiness as it applies to transitioning service members and veterans.

Revisiting the Business Case for Hiring A Veteran: A Strategy for Cultivating Competitive Advantage

The second paper in the series responds to recent focus and debate on measuring companies’ return on investment for their veteran hiring programs and emphasizes how employers can turn veteran talent into a competitive advantage in talent acquisition, talent deployment and talent development.


5 Best Practices for Successfully Onboarding Veterans

This article on details five best practices Lida Citroen, a branding expert, suggests for successfully onboarding Veterans. is a media platform that provides a variety of information and news related to the military.

Onboarding Toolkit

Toolkit detailing a successful onboarding process. Emphasis on making sure a company has a plan that spans longer than the first couple of weeks, creating touchpoints even as far as a year after a new employee’s start date.

Onboarding Veterans: Helping Bridge the Culture Gap

Article authored by Rich Cleaves, Director of Recruitment at Rockport Healthcare Services. Rich delves in to the differences between work place culture in the military and civilian organizations and provides suggestions on how to bridge the gap.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

USERRA is a Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed Service members and their civilian employers.

Workplace Accommodations

A reasonable accommodation is assistance or changes to a position or workplace that will enable an employee to do his or her job despite having a disability. Under the ADA, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship.


Retention is extremely important for all organizations and affects all employees. However, veterans and other military-affiliated employees have specific needs and desires associated with their service that impact their likelihood to stay at a company.

The Veteran Advantage: The DAV Guide to Hiring and Retaining Veterans with Disabilities

This guide is intended to help employers navigate the often-unclear terrain of recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans with disabilities. Much of the information and many of the strategies, lessons learned and best practices contained here also apply to hiring all veterans. What makes this a must-have resource for employers is that it explains the benefits of hiring veterans and focuses on solutions, including approaches unique to hiring and retaining veterans with disabilities, while weaving in the real-life experiences of different-sized employers and voices of veterans.

Employer Support for Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

ESGR is a Defense Department program. Its goals are to create a culture in which all U.S. employers value the military service of their employees and to minimize issues between employers and service members. ESGR is able to answer any questions employers have regarding rights and responsibilities in the employment of National Guard or Reserve service members. Employers interested in hiring members of the National Guard and reservists can participate in the Department of Labor’s efforts to support veteran hiring at Through their online tools and their network of 2,400 American Job Centers, they provide employers labor market counseling, interview and jobseeker selection tips, a vast job-seeker network, and subsidies for hiring veterans. Visit Benefits-of-Hiring-G-R

Veteran Job Retention Survey

This report is published by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families and VetAdvisor. The purpose of this research project is to explore the reasons why veterans leave their initial post-military jobs.

Educate Your Company on Veteran Hiring and Retention

This article on provides a variety of topics that should be considered when making the case for hiring veterans within your organization. It also lists out many of the tangible benefits and additional considerations for hiring veterans.

Workforce Readiness Alignment: The Relationship Between Job Preferences, Retention, and Earnings

The third paper in this series addresses the complex and interrelated relationship between veteran job preferences, skills-matching, performance, and positive career outcomes such as retention and earnings. The research provides a deeper analysis of veterans’ employment experiences post-separation, specifically the long-term benefits of aligning military-conferred skills with career goals and expectations.

Military Spouse Employment

A Business Case for Leveraging Military Spouse Employment 
This report reviews the available research on military spouse employment and outline a business case for hiring military spouse employees. This case builds off of previous spouse employment focused research and the Business Case for Hiring a Veteran.

Case Profiles of Successful Military Spouses Balancing Employment, Service, and Family 
This report highlights eight successful military spouses employed in the corporate workforce. Through the detailed conversations, the reader begins to understand the employment challenges military spouses face, how these challenges impact their work histories and resumes, and how standard methods of finding and getting a job eliminate many military spouses even before they have had the opportunity to compete.

Training, Leveraging and Communicating About Military Spouses as Employees 
This product, a training slide deck designed for hiring managers and human resource professionals is the third in a series of products that illustrates the unique strengths and challenges that military spouses bring to the workforce while supporting their service member’s military career. This training tool, designed to be used with the other two products in the series, offers a “hand-on” way for those interested in hiring military spouses to gain key insights and ways to train, leverage talent, and communicate when employing military spouses. 

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