COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Safelite AutoGlass®, the largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services in the nation, has earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. Companies competed for the elite Military Friendly® Employer title by completing a data-driven survey, with data independently tested by Ernst & Young 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, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
While hiring for growth, Safelite develops recruitment strategies that aim toward military veterans, recognizing it's the right thing to do and that it makes good business sense.
"At Safelite, we value not only what our service men and women have done, but what they have potential to do," said Safelite Senior Vice President of People, Leadership & Development Natalie Crede. "Military veterans bring highly transferrable skills, leadership qualities and are an excellent source for the integrity, commitment and service mindset we look for in our people. Frankly, we're honored when a military veteran applies for a position with us."
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 higher education and military recruitment community.
"Companies that have earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer award have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers for transitioning service members and spouses," said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. "Our Military Friendly® Employers are moving the needle beyond answering 'why hire military' – they are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® educators to translate military competencies into civilian jobs."
Safelite AutoGlass will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine as well as on MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Safelite AutoGlass:
Safelite AutoGlass® is the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services with more than 6,500 MobileGlassShops™ and company stores in all 50 states. Last year, nearly 5 million customers chose Safelite for its 24/7 national contact centers, advanced online scheduling, superior repair and replacement systems, and the industry's only nationwide lifetime guarantee. Founded in 1947, the Columbus, Ohio-based company employs more than 12,000 people across the United States. For more information, visit Safelite.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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