Tips to Recruit Former Military

Oil and gas companies not yet tapping into the incredible leadership resource of retired military personnel can follow these steps to ensure a successful hiring process. Michael Harvey, a partner at Orion International, suggests:

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  • Develop a Strategic Plan
    • Identify employees with military experience and bring them into the planning process.
    • Identify positions that will work best with applicants from a military background, especially positions requiring strong intangible skills.
  • Focus And Prepare Internal Resources
    • Utilize former military employees to help execute the plan.
    • Make sure associated hiring managers buy in.
    • Map possible Career growth paths for military hires.
  • Establish An Aggressive, Systematic And Thorough Hiring Process
    • Define the necessary participants.
    • Identify and define the steps in the interview process, including screening steps, interview questions and style.
    • Ensure the hiring process easily can be completed in a 14-day cycle.

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