The book is engaging, methodical and incredibly well-researched. Seeking to dispel common myths and stereotypes against veterans in the workplace, the book does a wonderful job at highlighting why veterans make such great employees and uses important data and research findings to explain key points and support well-made arguments. A standout feature of the book is how it incorporates perspectives of all stakeholders involved—from the veteran, to their spouse, to the companies seeking to launch veteran support programs (for-profit, nonprofit, commercial), to the government, and more, the book highlights how hiring veterans can increase the productivity of an entire organization and, by extension, the entire economy.
As a go-to coach for veterans and military spouses who has worked for some of the world’s most prestigious organizations, Louis pulls no punches. He pulls you in with stories, examples, and lessons that teach you exactly what you need to do to recruit and retain bright and talented members of the military, taking you by the hand to explain why it is so worthwhile for your company and our society as a whole. Through his down-to-earth, conversational writing style, it is clear that Louis is committed to helping others accomplish both personal and professional success without compromising the ability to live a balanced, rich life. His mission of empowering veterans to make a smooth transition to civilian life and obtain a job that brings them deep fulfillment is a testament to his admirable character. The carefully nuanced, very pertinent, and experienced insights that Louis has captured are rarely covered and deeply value-adding, making this book a must read for leaders who want their employees to achieve their highest potential within their company.
With game-changing insights and practical information, Hiring Veterans is a book that every organization should add to their toolbox.