Experienced, positive leaders
Well trained and qualified in their jobs
Practice core values which provides vision, shapes the culture, and reflects what the organization stands for
A company that’s affordable in finding and recruiting these professionals
My name is Tom Daly and I’m the founder of Ridgeback Business Solutions. I’m a retired US Marine Corps officer with 20 years private business experience on top of my military career. I’ve lived the life as a business owner for over a decade and I know the difficulties organizations of all sizes have in finding and retaining great talent.
At Ridgeback, we follow a proven, 8 step recruiting model that comes with a 100% guarantee.
Veterans Take the Initiative and as a result Achieve Greater Results – All organizations know the importance of having employees who don’t need to be told what to do. “Taking the Initiative” is stressed at all levels from the moment service members enter the US military. Corporations love hiring veterans because of this trait.
Veterans Follow Core Values which Helps Build a Sense of Trust in the Organization – All the US military branches stress certain core values and hold their service members accountable to them. Consequently, military members work in an environment where traits like Honor, Integrity, and Commitment really mean something and are the cornerstones of military culture. Corporations that hire veterans benefit because it’s like “planting seedlings” in the workforce that will grow and influence the company’s culture in the same positive manner.
Veterans are Well-Trained Leaders Known for Building Cohesion and Success– Leadership Development in the military is something that starts early in a service members career. In fact, our CEO was 19 years old when he attended his first leadership training. Leadership Development in the military isn’t just a class or seminar type of approach. It’s an established career development pathway that includes entry-level training, career level schooling, intermediate level education and finally top-level school instruction for senior officers. In the military, training and development is never complete as each service member is being developed for the next job or two. They have already been trained for the job at hand.
Veterans are Committed Team Players Who Help Employers Accomplish Goals – It’s been said the difference between success and failure is a great team and that philosophy is something that’s a core element in US military history.
As Andrew Carnegie once said – “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” If that was true for Andrew Carnegie, don’t you think it’s still true today for your organization?
Veterans are “Trained to Overcome Extreme Situations” who “Get Things Done” – Military service members professional development isn’t geared towards an office environment. It’s all part of the preparation process for that time when they may be put in a life and death situation and there is no way of bluffing your way out of it. The only way out, is to be proficient in your field and to depend on your team. Veterans know the importance of asking for help from a team member if they don’t know what to do and therefore focus heavily on collaboration as a means to help the team advance.
We Recruited Over 50 Military Veterans
for a public company’s Leadership Development Program (LDP).
One worked his way to a C Level position, another is now the company Chief of Staff, and a third is a Regional President.
We Identified and Recruited
top industry professionals for a prestige management consulting firm.
We Identified and Recruited
The Project Manager and IT staff to support our clients major Air Force contract.
We Identified and Recruited
Software Engineers for a rapidly growing cybersecurity firm.
Twenty years ago, I was retained by the CEO of a growing public company to recruit military veterans for a newly formed Leadership Development Program (LDP).
The CEO informed me how the company grew through acquisition and did a poor job assimilating the new employees into the company.
He felt the performance of the newly acquired offices was dropping and the common focus was lost. As a result, the company culture had been seriously diluted and the CEO had lost confidence in many of the local managers across the country.
The CEO was looking to bring on managers he could trust and be loyal to the organization. He reached out to me because I’m a retired Marine Corps officer and he thought I could find the type of leader he was looking for – which I did.
After a few conversations, we zero’d in on the most desirable traits and recruitment began in earnest. In two months, we had recruited enough prior military veterans to launch the first LDP class and in 18 months, we recruited 55 highly proven military leaders!
Twenty years later, that first class blossomed into many more and even led the company to eventually launch a new division focused on providing solutions to the government.
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