Miller-Valentine Group announced today that it has earned the 2015 Military Friendly® Employer and Military Spouse Friendly Employer® designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. This is the 2nd year that Miller-Valentine has earned this designation; with 7% of its workforce either on Active Duty or Veteran status. Companies competed for the elite Military Friendly® Employer title by completing a data-driven survey, with data independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its Advisory Board. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
Miller-Valentine Group is committed to hiring military talent, knowing first-hand that recruiting from the military community can lead to a strategic competitive advantage. According to Bill Krul, CEO, “Veterans are well versed in achieving goals and the value of teamwork. This skill set fits perfectly with our corporate culture.” Krul continues, “It is our privilege to work with those who have made service to our country a priority.”
Now in its 12th year, Military Friendly® Employers is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year, companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria, and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/board.
“The 2015 Military Friendly® Employers represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Employers constitute the group of companies moving the needle and realizing significant benefits by hiring from the military community. This year’s group of companies reported hiring over 155,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing a 35% increase over last year and an average of 15% of total new hires.”
Miller-Valentine Group will be showcased along with other 2015 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine and the January 2015 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, as well as on MilitaryFriendly.com.