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2020 Best for Vets: Employers Survey Requirements

Here’s a rundown of the information you’ll need to complete the survey. Please have the following information about your organization on hand:

  • At least one point of contact for the organization with email and phone number
  • Organization industry and size classification
  • Location of organization’s headquarters
  • Selected 2019 employee metrics including overall employee count, “protected veteran” employee count, veteran and active duty employee count, disabled veteran count, and military spouse employee count
  • Selected 2019 hiring practices including how many veterans, current service members, military spouses, and caregivers were hired by the organization in 2019
  • The organization’s military-connected recruitment efforts including whether the organization retains a team/employee dedicated to military-connected recruitment efforts, whether the organization allocates funding for military-connected recruitment, ways in which the organization recruits military-connected employees, and support offered during the hiring process
  • The organization’s practices to support veterans, including offering employees specialized training in military issues and specific support for disabled veterans
  • The organization’s recruitment and onboarding practices for military-connected employees
  • The organization’s military-connected employee retention programs and retention rates
  • The organization’s practices designed to support military-connected employees
  • How the organization provides special recognition for military service
  • How the organization supports current and former service members in attaining civilian credentials, including offering professional licenses or financial support
  • How the organization promotes the hiring of military-connected employees throughout the larger business community
  • How the organization supports Guard and Reservist employees, including varying pay levels for Reservists and Guard members, signing a Statement of Support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and offering support to Reservists and Guard member employees called to active duty
  • Whether the organization offers credit towards retirement for military service
  • Whether individuals in the organization’s senior leadership are military-connected
  • The organization’s inclusive workplace policies including accommodations for disabled employees and military-connected employees
  • A short description of the organization, a organization logo, and captioned photos of military-connected employees to be displayed online with the results of the survey
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