Why do veteran owned companies make excellent service providers?
Veterans possess many of the traits employers say they look for in job candidates, found a study conducted by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Their report, “The Business Case for Hiring a Veteran,” identified specific characteristics many veterans display that help them excel in the workplace. The researchers found, for example, that veterans “exhibit high levels of resiliency, advanced team building skills, and strong organizational commitment.”
This isn’t exactly a well-kept secret. Former soldiers and military personnel have long had successful careers following their return to civilian life. Many of these men and women have risen to the upper echelons of U.S. government – presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy were veterans—and the corporate world, where veterans are represented by the likes of Alex Gorsky, the chief executive and chairman of Johnson & Johnson, and Bob McDonald, who guided Procter & Gamble to growth while serving as its chairman, president, and chief executive.
Based on their experience serving in the military, these are some traits that make veteran-owned companies exceptional service providers.
1) Honest, Trustworthy & Loyal: Service members value duty, honor, integrity, and service. As a result, they appreciate a corporate culture that values diversity, advancement based on individual merit, and loyalty to the enterprise. They understand that trust is essential to achieving any mission and that it must be earned and maintained for mission success.
2) Results-Driven: From their first day in the service through their last, military members are highly motivated. They will do what it takes to get the job done. They focus on achieving the assigned mission or objective and expect to be held accountable for their results. When an urgent task needs to be completed on a tight deadline, veterans are not the kind of people you’ll find complaining. More likely, they’ll be cheering the team on and motivating discouraged team members to give it their all.
3) Flexible & Tenancious: People in military service are entrusted with enormous responsibilities at very young ages. As a result, they have learned how to handle pressure, hardship, and challenges with great poise. They recognize that changing events may demand ad hoc responses – and they don’t panic. Instead, they keep a clear head, quickly assess the situation, and consider the consequences of various options before making decisions. In other words, they are calm, organized, and able to think on their feet – all essential skills when serving clients.
Most organizations really like the idea of partnering with a veteran-owned service provider because it reflects their patriotic values, reinforces their commitment to diversity and validates their desire to be served by a team of highly trained specialists who are truly dedicated to their success.
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