Booz Allen Makes Best Companies for Veterans List for 4th Consecutive Year
In spite of improving conditions for veteran employment, more than half of veterans still feel that HR professionals do not understand their military skills, according to a 2018 Monster survey of more than 300 veterans.
Veteran-founded Booz Allen is committed to improving this situation—and continues to see results for its efforts. For the fourth year in a row, the firm has made the Best Companies for Veterans list assembled by global employment company Monster and Military.com, a division of Monster that specifically supports military members, veterans, and their families.
“We’re honored to receive this recognition and aim to strengthen our long-standing commitment to those who’ve served even more,” said Andrea Inserra, senior vice president at Booz Allen. “This year, 31 percent of our new hires were veterans. Next year, we hope to achieve a goal of 35 percent new hires being veterans.”
To create the Best Companies for Veterans list, Monster and Military.com asked a panel of veteran-hiring experts for their nominations of best-in-class companies with proven veteran hiring and retention practices. Nominated companies were then ranked on criteria including veteran hiring stats, veteran retention rates, and veteran recruitment plans and practices.
“The companies on this year’s list are exemplary employers when it comes to their veteran hiring,” Steve Jordon, a member of the panel of judges, said in the press announcement by Monster. Jordon is a retired U. S. Navy Captain and Executive Director of Veterans Employment Initiative for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). “They put in place specific strategic plans and policies to ensure their veteran recruitment, onboarding, and retention programs were scalable and effective. Plus, they have shown their ability to understand where the gaps are in the hiring and retention process and innovate to close those gaps.”
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