“You have to swear a lot less at the bank, and you can’t make people do push ups!”
Rachel Ranton, who was last month named “Veteran Employee of the Year” as part of the Prime Ministers Veterans’ Employment Awards, says it’s a two-way street: employers need to think differently about veterans’ résumés and what they’re willing to teach, while prospective employees need to think differently about new roles and back themselves.
She adds: “People have a misconception that you select a crack squad every time you go somewhere in the Army. It’s not the case. You don’t always pick your team. As a leader you need to understand people’s strengths, and encourage them to play to those strengths. That’s the same in the corporate environment.”
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