Job retention survey for veterans launches

The fact that many veterans ultimately leave their initial post-military jobs is well known, but the reasons behind this attrition, and the ways employers can best increase retention, have yet to be quantified. In order to gather the necessary data, VetAdvisor® and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse (N.Y.) University (IVMF) recently launched a nationwide Veterans Job Retention Survey online.

Click here to take the survey.

The survey focuses on determining the reasons why veterans leave their initial post-military jobs. Because this data has not been previously captured, the survey will provide insight into how organizations can best structure their veteran-centric employee programs. All interested veterans and servicemembers are encouraged to participate in the survey.

"Better understanding the causes for veteran attrition, and programs and policies that can improve retention, aligns with the mission of IVMF," said James Schmeling, IVMF managing director and co-founder. "Our goal is to develop employment-focused programs in collaboration with industry, government, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and the veteran community, to address the primary economic and public policy concerns of our nation’s servicemen and women, such as employee retention and career development."

"We’re thrilled to partner with the IVMF in conducting this nationwide survey of veterans and employers," said VetAdvisor® CEO Dan Frank. "Developing programs in support of veteran employees is crucial both for organizations interested in retaining the talent they have invested in recruiting, but also for enhancing the career development paths of veterans entering the workforce."

The Veterans Job Retention Survey is part of a continuing effort by VetAdvisor® to develop programs to support veterans as they transition to civilian life.

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