Safelite AutoGlass Named to 2016 Military Friendly Employers List
COLUMBUS, Ohio – www.safelite.com, 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 EY (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.”
Now in its 13th year, 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. A full list of board members can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com/advisory-board.
“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 www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Military Friendly® Employers:
The Military Friendly® Employers designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of companies with annual revenue over $100 million nationwide; the Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers list includes companies with annual revenue over $500 million. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of higher education, recruiting, HR and diversity professionals from across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to companies meeting the eligibility criteria. The methodology and more information about the program, along with the complete list of employers, can be found on www.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 www.safelite.com, or follow us on www.facebook.com/safelite and twitter.com/safelite.
About Victory Media:
Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com/, and follow us on www.linkedin.com/company/victory-media-inc-?trk=company_logo, www.facebook.com/VictoryMediaInc, twitter.com/VictoryMediaInc, and www.facebook.com/VictoryMediaInc.