This Able Vet LLC™ consults in the Human Resource arena of organizations hiring Military Veterans to mutually sustain the value of the Organization and the Veterans’ investment in the workforce offering comprehensive wellness based HR solutions.
Why this mission?
After experiencing first hand the devastating impact of combat related stress as a survivor of the 9-11 Pentagon attack, COL (R) Jill Chambers then discovered a long history of similarly affected Veterans in her own family. (See letter and photo below)
Their distinguished service and subsequent lack of understanding about Post Traumatic Stress as well as the absence of resource available to help them recover, left a legacy of pride for her family but also of pain for generations.
Deeply moved by these revelations and how to apply this understanding and applicable resources to support organizations hiring Veterans, she founded This Able Vet LLC.
In May 2012 the Institute for Veterans and Military Families prepared a thorough handbook titled: GUIDE TO LEADING POLICIES, PRACTICES & RESOURCES: SUPPORTING THE EMPLOYMENT OF VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILIES.
As an Advisory Board Member of the Institute, Jill clearly understands the significance of the below brief from the handbook and has focused her mission on keying in on delivering approaches to support Hiring Mangers, HR personnel and our Veterans.
From the Handbook:
Our nation’s employers have, in essence, been handed a workforce of men and women who are highly trained and, in some cases, uniquely skilled. These are individuals who are creative, focused on the mission, can motivate a team, identify and solve problems, and deliver outcomes that will contribute positively to the bottom line. Further, military veterans are well positioned to meet the demand for a skilled workforce, and through their service have demonstrated the ability to function in dynamic environments. In fact, in today’s fast-paced American workplace, it’s hard to imagine what’s not appealing about a job candidate who really means it when he or she checks “yes” next to the box that says, “Works well under pressure.”
All this said, data published by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) over the past four years consistently suggests that the employment situation of recent veterans compares unfavorably to non-veterans. This raises the question, what explains this disparity, and how can it be addressed in a way that benefits Veterans, communities and the nation’s employers?
One explanation is likely a lack of understanding among employers as to the underlying business case for hiring military veterans. Another contributing factor is likely a lack of understanding among hiring managers and human resources personnel as to the most efficient and effective approaches to recruit, acclimate, develop, and otherwise cultivate a robust veteran workforce.
SGT John W. Taylor, U.S. Army WWI - Jill's Grandfather