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Work After Service: Veteran Workforce Readiness with Navy Spouse Debbie Bradbard and USAA

Veteran On the Move

103: Veteran workforce readiness and how employers can better understand veteran skills sets- How large and small businesses can hire and retain veterans and help them succeed in the workforceWork After Service: Developing Workforce Readiness and Veteran Talent for the Future.Navy Spouse and Clinical Psychologist Debbie Bradbard, PH.D is a Senior Research Associate at IVMF at Syracuse University focused on veteran and military spouse employment and military financial readiness and transition. She served as the Director of Research and Policy at Blue Star Families and one of the primary authors of the 2013 and 2014 Blue Star Families Annual Lifestyle Survey. Her work on military families and military financial literacy have been cited by the White House, members of Congress, CNN, the Center for Deployment Psychology, and the Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE). Dr. Bradbard previously worked as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton developing products focused on military mental health issues including PTSD, suicide, substance abuse, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Bradbard received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University.The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, with the generous financial support and collaboration of USAA, is exploring the topic of workforce readiness as it relates to transitioning service members and veterans in the civilian labor force.  This research is a valuable resource for any transitioning service member and their spouse and much of it directly relates to why Veteran make great entrepreneurs.Upon military separation, veterans often enter the civilian workforce to either extend their career in a similar civilian role or embark on an entirely new and unrelated career path. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) with the generous financial support and collaboration of USAA, is exploring the topic of workforce readiness as it relates to transitioning service members and veterans in the civilian labor force.This paper marks the first in a series of short Workforce Readiness Briefs that will cover several related topics such as: · understanding how the concept of workforce readiness applies to transitioning service members and veterans; · examining interactions between career preferences, job matching, performance, and retention; · exploring the links between financial readiness, spouse employment, and workforce readiness; and · employer perspectives on workforce readiness and key factors and practices that influence retention and job satisfaction among veteran employeesVeteran workforce readiness and how employers can better understand veteran skills sets, and prepare for a civilian career. This is the first in a series of four papers that will discuss several veteran workforce readiness topics including, financial readiness, job matching and workplace performance among others.How large and small businesses can hire and retain veterans and help them succeed in the workforce. Key findings from the first paper“Work After Service: Developing Workforce Readiness and Veteran Talent for the Future.” What initiatives large and small business owners can put in place to understand, attract, and develop veteran talent in their workforce. What knowledge, skills, and abilities veterans can bring to the civilian workplaces; specifically, to small businesses.The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popul...

29 Feb 2016

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Work After Service: Veteran Workforce Readiness with Navy Spouse Debbie Bradbard and USAA

Veteran On the Move

103: Veteran workforce readiness and how employers can better understand veteran skills sets- How large and small businesses can hire and retain veterans and help them succeed in the workforceWork After Service: Developing Workforce Readiness and Veteran Talent for the Future.Navy Spouse and Clinical Psychologist Debbie Bradbard, PH.D is a Senior Research Associate at IVMF at Syracuse University focused on veteran and military spouse employment and military financial readiness and transition. She served as the Director of Research and Policy at Blue Star Families and one of the primary authors of the 2013 and 2014 Blue Star Families Annual Lifestyle Survey. Her work on military families and military financial literacy have been cited by the White House, members of Congress, CNN, the Center for Deployment Psychology, and the Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE). Dr. Bradbard previously worked as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton developing products focused on military mental health issues including PTSD, suicide, substance abuse, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Bradbard received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University.The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, with the generous financial support and collaboration of USAA, is exploring the topic of workforce readiness as it relates to transitioning service members and veterans in the civilian labor force.  This research is a valuable resource for any transitioning service member and their spouse and much of it directly relates to why Veteran make great entrepreneurs.Upon military separation, veterans often enter the civilian workforce to either extend their career in a similar civilian role or embark on an entirely new and unrelated career path. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) with the generous financial support and collaboration of USAA, is exploring the topic of workforce readiness as it relates to transitioning service members and veterans in the civilian labor force.This paper marks the first in a series of short Workforce Readiness Briefs that will cover several related topics such as: · understanding how the concept of workforce readiness applies to transitioning service members and veterans; · examining interactions between career preferences, job matching, performance, and retention; · exploring the links between financial readiness, spouse employment, and workforce readiness; and · employer perspectives on workforce readiness and key factors and practices that influence retention and job satisfaction among veteran employeesVeteran workforce readiness and how employers can better understand veteran skills sets, and prepare for a civilian career. This is the first in a series of four papers that will discuss several veteran workforce readiness topics including, financial readiness, job matching and workplace performance among others.How large and small businesses can hire and retain veterans and help them succeed in the workforce. Key findings from the first paper“Work After Service: Developing Workforce Readiness and Veteran Talent for the Future.” What initiatives large and small business owners can put in place to understand, attract, and develop veteran talent in their workforce. What knowledge, skills, and abilities veterans can bring to the civilian workplaces; specifically, to small businesses.The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popul...

29 Feb 2016

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