When you hire veterans to work for your service business, you’re hiring someone with the drive it takes to succeed. Thanks to their extensive, well-rounded military training and experience, veterans come to your team ready for action. Let’s take a closer look at the reasons why.
Veterans: Ready for Service
Think about the qualities you value most in the employees of your service business. Your best performers demonstrate:
- Creative problem-solving ability
- Eagerness to learn
- Commitment to service
These are the very same qualities demonstrated by our country’s veterans. In an article about the many advantages of hiring veterans, Forbes contributor Shane Robinson explains, “vets are trained to keep a watchful eye on the big picture while maintaining an immaculate sense of detail.” Doesn’t that describe just the kind of person you want to hire for your team? To serve your customers?
What’s more, Robinson draws on his personal experience as a soldier, saying, “At 18 I was placed in charge of $5M worth of classified equipment. I have colleagues who in their 20s were appointed interim governors of entire towns in the Middle East.” We can see the leadership potential there, can’t you? A can-do attitude, to say the very least.
Military personnel are trained to serve and protect our country—a massive undertaking. As such, they know the meaning of hard work and dedication. They show up with the discipline required to overcome adversity and work effectively under pressure.
It sounds like a day’s work for a service business technician, right?
Ok, ok. Your employees may not contend with life-or-death working conditions, but they often need to make key decisions in the heat of the moment—when they’re with frustrated customers, for instance. Veterans have been trained to think quickly and use their intuition to make decisions.
They’ve learned to work with a team mentality and have developed communication skills by taking direction from—and leading—people at various levels. They’re trained as leaders, by leaders. And it shows.
Automile customer Victor Jones of Royal Limousine says, “We are owned and operated by military personnel, and we bring that code of discipline and attention to detail into our work with our customers.” Jones relies on his team to build trust with their customers and to help him take care of the company’s vehicles. His military-trained team is a big reason for his success.
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