This time last year corona was a beer… now it’s a part of life that has defined a whole year. It has decimated businesses, brought about social changes not seen in over 75 years and, unfortunately, has taken too many people too soon. 2020 will be remembered in so many different ways. The emotional support given to our NHS and… Read More »This time last year corona was a beer…
These are tough times for many – there isn’t one aspect of our lives that hasn’t been affected by the pandemic. It has unfortunately brought a lot of job uncertainty with furloughed staff, redundancy, business closures and job losses. As a veteran, you can offer a potential employers unique skill sets and these will be an advantage. We want to… Read More »Job hunting during the coronavirus pandemic
Neil Binder is our Recruitment Resourcer and an integral part of the V.E.T.S. team. He is also part of the ‘Class of 82’ and a true war hero serving in the Royal Navy through the Falklands War. Ton fidn out more about him and his exceptional career, read on… VETS prides itself as being ‘the’ recruitment agency for Veterans. Can… Read More »Meet Neil – our very own Falklands War Veteran
As we move through the coronavirus crisis, it can have a detrimental impact on your staff – whether they are working from home or still coming into work. Morale must be kept up as this is a worrying time for everyone – despite the Governments attempts to support businesses. And so, with this in mind, we will look at how… Read More »How your veteran employee can help morale
After months of lockdown and restrictions, The Ripley Grove Community in Dudley came together on Saturday 27th June 2020 and celebrated Armed Forces Day in a true British way. The Grove came together at the start of lockdown and built a strong bond after months of playing “Street Bingo” on a Saturday afternoon and also celebrating VE Day back in… Read More »A New Way to Celebrate Armed Forces Day
On Monday 23rd March 2020, Boris Johnson, our Prime Minister of the United Kingdom announced the lockdown rules for the UK. and This was the start of something that none of us have ever had to deal with in our lifetime. On Wednesday 25th March, our MD “Paul Lewis” a former British Army Sergeant put together a letter with the… Read More »Resilience and Compassion through a Pandemic
Living… The word unprecedented has been used a lot recently but it sums up perfectly what the whole world has been through over the past 12 weeks or so. Not since World War II, has the country come together in such unity and cohesiveness as it has in recent weeks; from Captain Sir Tom Moore raising an astonishing £32million, to… Read More »A new way of living, working and ‘being’…
Employees are your businesses’ greatest asset and you are only as good as the people you employ. Therefore, it’s crucial that your staff are kept engaged and motivated to stay with you rather than leave and maybe work for your competitor. But knowing how to retain your veteran employee takes a little more consideration given their background.
Onboarding new members of staff is crucial to ensure they feel welcome and part of the company as quickly as possible. We’ve probably all had jobs where we turn up on our first day and don’t have a desk or a login – making us feel even more nervous or even unwelcome. Planned onboarding can ease a veteran into your workplace quickly and easily so that they can get on with their job – that’s their focus on that first day.