VETS: Not Your Everyday Veterans Recruiting Initiative


By Mary Lorenz

"Corporate America is missing the best talent out there," says Crystal Dyer, in reference to what happens when companies fail to understand the mind shift that's required to recruit military veterans. All it takes, Dyer says, is a little bit of understanding.

"Unless you've been around the military, you can't really understand it, but once you peel back that onion, it really changes the way you recruit," she says. "Peeling back that onion" is part of Dyer's goal as program manager for DISYS' recently launched Veteran Employment & Training Solutions (VETS) initiative, whose mission is to help open doors for both military veterans coming back to the workforce and employers trying to recruit them.