Lucas Group Publishes Roadmap for Military Veteran Recruitment

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Companies are ready to hire veterans but internal obstacles can stymie recruitment; white paper presents actionable solutions to streamline recruitment process.

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This white paper draws on best practice findings and presents a clear roadmap to overcome internal hiring obstacles.

Lucas Group, North America’s premier executive recruiting firm, announces the publication of its newest white paper, “Overcoming Internal Obstacles to Veteran Hiring”, authored by Irvine, CA-based Managing Partner John Quinn.

With veteran unemployment rates at 2.7 percent in October 2017, leading-edge companies know veterans are part of a unique talent pool that delivers technical acumen and elite leadership capabilities. These companies are ready and willing to hire veterans. The challenge now is how to go about this hiring process successfully. The new Lucas Group white paper addresses this challenge.

“While much research focuses on veteran hiring benefits, less work has focused on how companies can successfully manage this hiring process,” says Quinn. “This white paper draws on best practice findings and presents a clear roadmap to overcome internal hiring obstacles.”

The white paper focuses on how three key obstacles – difficulty translating military skills to civilian work, misconceptions about veteran aptitude, and difficulty connecting with the right talent – can stymie the veteran hiring process.

“As veteran talent continues to be in high demand, companies are moving fast to hire these natural leaders,” says Quinn. “Companies that fail to proactively address internal hiring obstacles risk missing out on the rich veteran leadership pool.”

As a Managing Partner in Lucas Group’s Military Division, Quinn connects client companies to the US Military’s elite performers. Quinn is a Naval veteran who served five years as a US Navy Nuclear Submariner and graduated with Distinction from the US Naval Academy. He earned his MBA with Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School.

Lucas Group has been proudly supporting military transition since 1970 with more than 37,000 successful placements. In addition to Military recruitment, Lucas Group specializes in executive recruitment for Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Manufacturing, and Sales & Marketing. Taking pride in the professional growth and career advancement of its Associates, Lucas Group provides clear career path trajectories together with the industry’s most sophisticated onboarding and ongoing educational programming. Working throughout 15 offices in the U.S., Lucas Group recruiters are able to source leading talent that no one else can.

About Lucas Group
Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies to find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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