Victory Media announced today that Delta has earned the 2018 Military Friendly Employer designation for the second straight year. The media company, which publishes G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse magazines, has created its annual list of military friendly employers since 2003, providing it to service members and their families to help them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.
“Receiving this distinction is a wonderful honor,” said Debra Martin, president of Delta’s Veterans Business Resource Group, also known as VEN. “Today, more than 10,000 Delta people are either veterans or actively serving. Delta has a long history of hiring military talent, having military-friendly policies, and honoring men and women in uniform. VEN is also a wonderful professional development and networking resource for individuals with military backgrounds.”
Companies and organizations earning the Military Friendly Employer designation were evaluated using three data sources: publicly available data from federal agencies, personal opinion data from veteran employees, and proprietary Military Friendly survey data from participating organizations. More than 200 companies participated in the Military Friendly Employers portion of the 2018 survey.
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 Applicants, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion and Advancement of veterans and military employees.
“Companies that have earned this designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, 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 civilian careers.”
Delta will be showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, the January 2018 issue of Military Spouse magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.