Military Spouse Magazine

JAN 2019

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G O O D A D V I C E 2019 Military Spouse Friendly Employers ® Discover companies that understand you. By Military Spouse Team S P O U S E E M P L O Y E R S The Military Spouse Friendly Employers® survey takes a detailed look at the lifecycle of military spouse employees: What employers do to attract, hire, and develop them; as well as the policies and practices with which employers support them along the way. The survey offers an opportunity to highlight the efforts of companies across the country to help military spouse employees have long-term careers. Check out the 2019 Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly Employers® >> T O P 1 0 S P O U S E E M P L O Y E R Military spouses have the education, background, and talent to be important con- tributors to companies that seek diverse job candidates. More and more companies are finding out that this pool of talent is a huge as- set to their organizations. Read what military spouses have to say about these companies. Military Friendly® is pleased to present 96 Military Spouse Friendly Employers®. The list is one in a series published annually by Mili- tary Friendly® identifying those employers and schools that do the most for veterans and military families. The companies on the Military Friend- ly® list represent a diverse field of industries, including insurance, retail, finance, health care and more. Save this list! Perhaps you might find the company that will be your next employer. Advertising in Military Spouse, or purchasing services, is not considered when scoring surveys or earning the Military Friendly® designation. Only employers that have successfully met the minimum thresholds and standards, have completed and submitted the current year's survey, and have been scored as being Military Friendly® can use the designation title. Employers that receive the Military Friendly® designation are provided a free profile on to make it easy for our audience to learn more about the organization. It is important to note that our scoring is fully automated. EY (Ernst & Young), a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, independently tests the validity and consistency of each year's survey results by testing the scoring methodology developed by Viqtory. Methodology reviews are performed by EY Assurance Services unit. 30% 30% 20% 5% 5% 5% 5% C u l t u r e & C o m m i t m e n t t o M i l i t a r y S p o u s e s .................... 3 0 % H i r i n g & O n b o a r d i n g ................................................................ 5 % M i l i t a r y E m p l oye e P o l i c i e s & C o m p l i a n c e ........................... 5 % M i l i t a r y E m p l oye e S u p p o r t & R e t e n t i o n .............................. 5 % M i l i t a r y S p o u s e E m p l oye e P o l i c i e s & C o m p l i a n c e ............. 5 % M i l i t a r y S p o u s e E m p l oye e S u p p o r t & R e t e n t i o n ............. 2 0 % C a r e e r O p p o r t u n i t y & A d v a n c e m e n t ................................. 3 0 % 1 0 0 % Hiring is important, but for military spouses the real challenge is sustaining a career within a given profession during constant geographic relocations. The key question the index attempts to address is the career of the military spouse. The Military Friendly® methodology considers the policies, processes, resources and investments that have the greatest impact on career opportunity and ad- vancement for military spouses. It identifies the employers that demonstrably provide the greatest career potential. The category weightings are as follows: Methodology 18 MILITARYSPOUSE.COM / JANUARY 2019

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