In episode three of Hidden Talent, host Erin Trafford guides us as we learn how military Veterans can successfully transition from a highly organized, highly structured chain of command culture that’s focused on the mission to a work environment that expects the individual to bring value to a product or service. We hear from military Veterans Chris Stoyles and Trevor Vautour about how they unlocked their skill sets and provided value to the civilian workforce as they transitioned out of the Canadian Armed Forces Lisa Taylor continues to provide context and breaks down the gaps between Veterans and civilian employers, including the disheartening lack of awareness of what really happens in military service. And, employer Janine Harris has an epiphany about the hidden talent of military Veterans. Specifics of the episode: Why the civilian career landscape often looks like an inhospitable planet to the military Veteran How the gap in career advice can sometimes limit the transition from military to civilian life How asking a Veteran a key question during an interview allows them to shine, enabling the employer to gain valuable insight and to develop rapport
You’re invited to enroll in the MasterClass for Veteran Hiring for employer tested ways to tap into the Hidden Talent pool of Canada’s Veterans. Find out more and sign up by visiting - centreforcareerinnovation.ca/courses/Hiring-Veterans-MasterClass. Get your free copy of the Canadian Guide to Hiring Veterans. It is designed to help organizations that have limited human resources and recruitment capacity build strong, resilient teams that include Veterans who are skilled and ready to fill labour or skills shortages. Reach out to the team at Challenge Factory with your thoughts, ideas and feedback - especially if you are a small business or a military Veteran. Hidden Talent, a Challenge Factory podcast, is grateful for the support of Veterans Affairs Canada, through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund. This podcast is produced by Story Studio Network.