Finding professional, disciplined, results-oriented employees can be a difficult task for any small business, especially when a wrong hire can exhaust resources and upset thin operating margins. Minimize your hiring risks by tapping into a highly skilled talent pool of candidates that have been rigorously trained and work well under pressure: veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces. The government offers easy-to-use online tools that help you find the right veteran candidates for your positions.
Visit the Veterans Affairs website to use the Military Occupational Structure ID (MOSID) to National Occupancy Code Equivalency Tool (MNET), the government’s military to civilian occupation translator. Using MNET is free, and the tool translates military years of service into the equivalent civilian leadership experience and job skills, making hiring veterans easy, even if you’re not familiar with military roles.
Use the civilian-to-military link on the MNET website, and type in the title for the job you need to fill, such as customer service representative or logistics manager. The database presents a list of military titles and occupations that provide the required training, education and skillset needed to fill that civilian job. Go to the Canadian Armed Forces website for a more detailed job description, then contact Veterans Affairs Canada, and sign up as an employer in the Military Employment Transition Program to hire your next veteran employee.
The MNET tool makes it a breeze to incorporate military veterans into your plans for hiring employees, giving your business access to some of the most well-trained, disciplined workers the job market has to offer.