In this latest episode of The Military Wire podcast you’ll hear from former Marine Corps Master Sergeant Chris Patton, now HR Director at a global company, share how his company retains Veterans for 10+ years and what questions to ask that will help you crush the interview.

Harvard Business stated that the cost of losing an employee is about $60,000. With costs to on-board and recruit being roughly $4000, then an investment of 6 – 9 months into the employee, it’s easy to see why retention is so important for companies.

Finding the “best-fit” is critical from both a company perspective and from a “career perspective.”

Chris Patton reveals how certain questions can help you in your job hunt determine “best-fit” and reduce your chances of rolling out of a company in the first two years. His advice isn’t theory. His company has found ways to attract best-fit Veterans who stay an average of 10 years.

Marine now HR Director shares interview secrets

That company? Travelers Insurance.  This company has been around for more than 160 years and has earned a reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry; the only property casualty company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. 30,000 employees and 13,500 independent agents and brokers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

To learn more, visit  www.travelers.com

Author Biography
Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, former software executive and currently CEO of Operation Military Family, is a guest writer for several national publications, author of the book “Operation Military Family: How Military Couples are Fighting to Preserve Their Marriages” and “The Military Wire” blog.

He is also a frequent contributor on FOX Q-13 as well as a popular keynote and workshop speaker who reaches thousands of service members and their families every year in an effort to enrich and strengthen the military relationships. His book, Operation Military Family, endorsed by great Americans like Gen. Tommy Franks and Pete Chiarelli, continues to be a sought-out resource by licensed professionals and military families across the United States.


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