The Military Wire with Mike Schindler

Retention Secrets and Key Questions to Ask in an Interview

December 4, 2019

In this episode you'll hear from former Marine Corps Master Sergeant, now HR Director at a global company, Chris Patton, 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 onboard 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.

That company? Travelers Insurance.  This company that has been around for more than 160 years and have 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