In today’s post Pat Rountree, an HR Advisor on CAI’s Advice and Counsel Team, shares several ways that your organization can honor veterans and military service men and women this veterans day.
Veterans Day is November 11. There is still time to make plans to honor veterans and military service men and women and thank them for their service to our country to preserve our freedom. They give their time, leave home and family, often see things no one should have to witness, and know that they may face injury or even death. This is a great opportunity to support those in your community through some personal recognition, or anywhere through cards or donations.
Ideas for honoring service – employers can help by considering and hiring veterans. Go to http://www.hireveterans.com to see resumes of veterans or to post your openings.
There are also ways to involve your employees:
- Honor your own employees for their service. You can advise employees you want to honor them on Veterans Day and ask anyone who would like to participate to let you know. Certificates of recognition are available at http://j.mp/vv-c.
- Give employees an opportunity to participate in an event or service opportunity for veterans. Attend a Veterans Day celebration and personally thank vets for their service.
- Visit veterans at a VA hospital if one is in your area, or in hospices.
- Send cards to veterans to thank them for their service.
- Offer to match employee donations to the Wounded Warrior Project or other organizations that support veterans http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
- Advise employees how they can volunteer personally to help veterans if they are interested, go to http://j.mp/vm-13.
- Give a company gift to a veterans’ organization and make employees aware of organizations they can contact to give personally (examples: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) or American Legion). There are a number of homeless veterans that need our help.
If you are interested in hiring veterans or need additional help with honoring the veterans and service men and women at your organization, please call a member of CAI’s Advice and Counsel Team at 919-878-9222.