Military Veterans. Do you know what it cost your employer to hire and keep you?

Your employer is fighting a battle. Not a battle with weapons, tanks and aircraft but a battle none-the-less. A battle to find, interview, hire, train and maintain top talent – and if you think for one second that is easy, guess again.

Glassdoor and the Society of Human Resources reports companies can spend anywhere between $4,000 – $7,000 per employee during the hiring process.

Military Transition Programs focus on you and strategies to market your hard-earned skill set; that is great however we want to give you a glimpse into what your employer is thinking. The bottom line is – your employer has a bottom line. They need to generate a profit, or they are not in business.  Experienced employers are fully aware hiring the wrong person is a major setback in time, money, productivity and company morale. Bad employees can lower the standard and spread like cancer in any organization. (P.S. Don’t be “that” employee)

Former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, once estimated bad hires cost the company $100 Million.

Hiring Process

The hiring process is everything from posting jobs, reviewing applications and resumes, selecting the candidate, background checks… the list goes on.  There is a hard cost in the form of dollars and hours of manpower that support the hiring process.

Dollars and Cents

It’s expensive to have an employee. As a rough estimate, an employee with an annual salary of $50,000 actually cost the company around $65,000.  Employers have to pay taxes in multiple forms (social security tax, payroll tax and more). Additionally, employers often contribute to a benefits package.

Back to this bottom line. Yes – good companies, managers and leaders want to create a positive workplace environment and a lot do care about you as a person and your advancement. Comma, caveat, but…. they still have a business to run and a balance sheet that has to “add up”.  Make your employer proud they are spending the money on you. Be “that” employee.

Listen to this snippet of Jay Sheehan of FreelanceVets give an insider’s view on employment from the employer’s perspective.  Jay Sheehan was Episode 5 on Season 1 of The David Johnson Show – The Veteran Talk Show. 

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Jaime Chapman is the COO and Co-Founder of the U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce, and the Founder & CEO of Begin Within, a staffing agency on a mission to place U.S. military spouses in “careers” and not jobs. She created the Military Spouse Center of Excellence™ consulting program to teach companies how to hire, retain and promote military spouses in the workplace. She has placed over 1,600 jobseekers in careers, creating an approximate economic impact totaling over over $112 million. Jaime has achieved recognition for:
#1 Military Spouse Owned Business Overall Award by Military and Veteran’s Choice in September 2019 at the Military Influencer Conference in DC.
2020 Armed Forces Insurance US Army Garrison Wiesbaden Military Spouse of the Year Award.
Jaime served in the Army for 6-years, and is an active duty Army spouse, hooah! She is a proud career and employment advocate for the military spouse community, actively working to reduce the 24% military spouse unemployment rate through advocacy, consulting, and staffing. She is a boy mom of two young boys, and “manimal” mom of a mean black rescue cat named Vader, and an Irish Wolfhound named Wally weighing in at over 150lbs.

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