Entry #3: Why We Hire Veterans and Students


Vet Entry 3 May 2013

I’m sure everyone who reads this would say employee retention is very important. Hiring new employees costs a vast amount of time and resources. Wouldn’t it be great for your company if you could easily find employees that have a significantly higher long-term retention rate?

We think so, which is why we don’t underestimate students or Veterans.

Every proud American company focuses on employing Veterans, right? If not, it could cost you more then you realize. Of course the individuals with years more experience on the civilian side, with extra certifications and prior industry experience are valuable. But they’re also the ones fielding 20 recruiters calling them to take the best opportunity from the highest bidder. However, in our experience, Veterans tend to be the best long-term and mission-focused employees you can find. Investing a couple of extra resources in order to develop them as employees will likely win you their loyalty for years to come.

Students, on the other hand may be a huge gamble, so the thinking goes: They haven’t proved themselves, they’re very green, and they’re still in school!  Nevertheless, it may be worth considering that this student is likely going to be a faster learner and is already trained up on the newest cutting-edge technologies, processes and procedures. To us, students are the untapped gold mine because you can employ them as interns, build their experience, save money and strengthen the country’s future–all at the same time.

Also, you just might be surprised when they exceed every one of your expectations and set a new standard for success.

So, if you’re tired of hiring & training new employees who disappear after a couple of months, take another look at our Veterans & students–either way you go you can build loyalty and serve the interests of our country.

Warm Regards,
Jared Rader, Co-Owner  LinkedIn Icon 55px
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About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door as a kid in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and been self-employed ever since. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency work, & Digital Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '11-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Digital Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & completely redesign and relaunch the app. Aug '16 I won a Finalist spot for MassChallenge UK's 2016 fall cohort in London from Sept thru Nov. Started Oct15 - Current. I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Feel free to contact me with opportunities.
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