Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hire Veterans In Logistics

Here's another of my rare career-focused blog posts, but this one's aimed at employers.  Logistics providers who want experienced professionals need look no further than military veterans.  They understand supply chains and quality control.  They come to work drama-free and will put in long hours with realistic salary expectations (i.e., they work cheaper than MBA prima donnas because they're accustomed to being underpaid by Uncle Sam).  They know how to motivate an unskilled workforce using both carrots and sticks when appropriate.  They can handle a great deal of stress without complaint even if that stress is caused just for fun by the person who signs their paycheck.  Most importantly, they know their private sector career options are very limited and will gladly stay with an employer who offers them a halfway-decent career path.  Veterans have families to raise and bills to pay too, and they are willing to go the extra mile even for an unappreciative employer. 

Hire a veteran for a logistics job.  You won't regret it. 

Full disclosure:  I am a veteran.