Last month, we were privileged to attend the Scottish Ex-Forces in Business awards. This annual event recognises the fantastic achievements of Veterans in their careers after service, Reservists in their "twice the citizen" activity and their advocates in the commercial and charitable worlds. Across the 13...

Why should you consider recruiting an ex-Armed Forces leader to your organisation? You might be concerned that you recruit someone who shouts at others or barks orders at their team, who is autocratic and demanding. However, that is not what modern military leadership is about....

With the costs of doing business seemingly increasing on almost all fronts, are you taking the most advantage from existing tax reliefs when it comes to employment? Now, there is another reason that employing Armed Forces Veterans makes good business sense. Employers can claim NICs relief...

Did you know that roughly 5% of the UK population have served in the UK's Armed Forces? Whilst that number is declining as we lose those who served during the era of National service, the proportion of working age ex-Forces will increase. Each year, between...

Joint Force Alba wishes to extend our congratulations to all employers in Scotland who have reached the Gold award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.   Scotland is divided into 2 regions; Highland and Lowland. Within the Lowland region, 2024 saw 19 employers reach this prestigious award....

Salary negotiation can be one of the trickiest parts of your transition to a civilian career. However, like all things, prior planning and preparation, prevents ...

Whether you're on resettlement or have been in civ div for a while, your CV your "brochure" that will need refreshing and updating regularly. If you're writing a CV for the first time, or updating yours to look for a new opportunity, the hints and...

Did you know? Veterans make up between 4-5% of the population so around 3 million people across the UK. Within that ex-Forces population, it’s estimated that around 40% of Veterans are of working age, so about 1.2 million people. How have you factored this highly regarded...

You may have heard us and others talking about the value that ex-Forces candidates bring to organisations. Firstly, they can bring unique experience and extensive training. This is combined with discipline, focus on delivery and excellent communication to provide a fantastic potential employee. But how...

Last week, we interviewed a candidate who pretty much aced her client interview. So what did she do to leave such a good impression and ultimately get the job offer? Research The candidate had clearly prepared for the interview through extensive research on the client and the...