Published on : Saturday, November 12, 2016
Victory Media announced this week that Delta has earned its 2017 Military Friendly Employer designation. The company, which publishes G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs SM, and Military Spouse magazines, has created the list each year since 2003, providing it to service members and their families to help them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.
Military Friendly Employer Companies and organizations earning the Military Friendly Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey, in which more than 200 companies participated. Victory Media determined the ratings methodology, criteria and weightings with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion and Advancement of veterans and military employees.
“We are honored to achieve this distinction,” said Joanne Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Delta has a long history of employing men and women who have served our country in the Armed Forces. We are committed to hiring military talent and are proud to work alongside more than 10,000 colleagues who are veterans or are actively serving.”
“Companies that have earned the 2017 Military Friendly Employer designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media. “Our Military Friendly Employers have moved beyond answering ‘why hire military?’ They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly Schools to translate military competencies into