Military job fairs are producing so-so results for companies, and “job fairs that do not involve virtual technology or provide employers an opportunity to filter resumes in advance appear less useful to companies,” according to a new report on what’s working and what’s not working when it comes to hiring veterans.
Says one company about fairs: “It’s almost like we can’t find a reasonable excuse not to go. At any point [we have] 4,000 jobs open in the country. If we go to a job fair, we end up having very general questions. It’s like going to the shoe store when you know exactly what you want, and they tell you to sit down for six hours and try on every type of shoe. It’s very frustrating for the recruiters and the veterans.
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Rand’s new report takes a look at how the 100,000 jobs mission is going. Rand interviewed companies to learn about their recruiting, retention, and performance management of veterans is going. More here, upper right.