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Created October 16, 2013

Is Your Organization Veteran-Friendly?

The Department of Veterans Affairs conducted the Veterans in the Workplace study to gain insight into improving Veteran retention in the workplace. Organizations trying to attract and retain Veteran employees can benefit from the Veteran-friendly practices derived from the study and other resources.
Click the appropriate box next to each question below to see if your organization is Veteran-friendly and how it could improve by implementing some of these practices:

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check box check box Does your organization have a strong Veteran recruitment and hiring program?
check box check box Does your organization have supportive policies and practices in place for members of the National Guard and Reserve?
check box check box Does your organization support affinity groups for Veterans?
check box check box Does your organization provide orientation training to new Veteran employees?
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Does your organization have a mentorship program for new Veteran employees?

check box check box Does your organization recognize employees for their military service?
check box check box Does your organization provide training to supervisors on Veterans’ issues and available resources?
check box check box Does your organization offer EAP services provided by professionals trained in Veterans’ issues?
check box check box Does your organization encourage employees to seek assistance for professional or personal issues?
check box check box Does your organization give preference to Veteran-owned businesses when vendor support is needed?
check box check box Does your organization support a military-focused philanthropic effort?



Sources


Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University & Corporate Gray. (2013). Veterans in the workplace final report. Washington, D.C.: Department of Veterans Affairs.

Today's Military-Friendly Corporation. Rep. Victory Media, n.d. Web. http://www.navoba.com/uploadedFiles/Site_Components/Todays_Military_Friendly_Corporation_White_Papers.pdf.
"Why Veterans Make Good Employees." Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, 6 Apr. 2012. Web. http://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/docs/em_goodemployees.html.

"Veterans Hiring Toolkit." Americas Heroes at Work, n.d. Web. http://www.americasheroesatwork.gov/forEmployers/HiringToolkit.

“Helping Military Members Transition to the Civilian Workplace.” Society for Human Resource Management, n.d. Web. http://www.shrm.org/multimedia/webcasts/Documents/12rosser.pdf.

 

Note: This material was generated by Corporate Gray and The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and is based on research conducted under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ contract VA101-C17232