The list of Military Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Employer ratings are assessed through the evaluation of both public data about the organization and proprietary data gathered through our free Military Friendly® Employers survey, which is now a part of the Military Friendly® Companies survey. The annual, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey assessment is available at no cost to thousands of companies and federal contractors nationwide; employers must have hired military veterans within the last 12 months in order to participate.
Each year, employers taking the survey are held to a higher standard than in previous years via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and our Advisory Council.
Survey responses are weighted according to the categories below. Final survey results and ratings are determined by combining an employer’s survey scores with the assessment of the organization’s ability to meet minimum thresholds for the recruiting, hiring, advancement and retention of veterans and military employees. The benchmark is set by the score of the leading organization.
Corporate America has a voracious appetite for hiring from the military—not simply because it is the “right thing to do” for our veterans, service members and military spouses, but because it makes good business sense.
Public Data Sources We Use
Our Current Survey Criteria
2017 Survey Question Categories & Weightings