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Methodology for Best for Vets: Employers 2013

Apr. 9, 2013 - 10:03AM   |  
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Best for Vets: Employers 2013

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We invited businesses across the country to participate in our rigorous, 70-question survey. The rankings were developed based on the answers companies gave to questions about their recruiting of people connected to the military; company policies related to veterans, reservists and their families; the organization's culture; and other issues. The best possible rating for columns with stars is four stars. Not everything listed in the chart above was considered in ranking companies, and many items not listed were considered.

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veteran executives shows the percentage of a company's executive, or top-level, positions that veterans represent.

Veterans hiring preference shows what degree of preference, if any, a company gives veteran job applicants over similarly qualified nonveteran applicants.

Military experience instead of certification shows whether a company exempts veterans with particular work experience in the military from having to obtain some related civilian credentials.

Veterans on-boarding rates the process companies use to acclimate new veteran employees to working for the company, including orientation, training and mentorship programs.

Company training about military rates the frequency and extent of training that company officials receive about military culture, career paths and other issues, as well as how widespread such training is within a company.

Military spouse policies rates the efforts a company makes to recruit and accommodate employees who are military spouses.

ESGR awards shows the highest award the company has received from the Defense Department's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve national committee. Ordered from most to least selective, the awards are: Freedom, Pro Patria, Above and Beyond and Patriot.

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