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.
As a business, we have decided that this year, we wanted to give back and help a charity that supports and helps veterans and their families in time of need. So, we here at Veteran Employment & Training Solutions have decided to raise money over the course of 2020 for The Royal British Legion.
Paul Lewis – the founder and owner of V.E.T.S. – has over 20 years military experience and is perfectly placed to communicate the needs of employers and candidates appreciating what military ‘speak’ means on Civvy Street. Here is a little about Paul and his passion for working with veterans.