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Veteran Employee of the Year

  • This category is open to veteran employees who have been working for a minimum of two years in an organisation.
  • Nominations for veteran employees can be made by the employing organisation.
  • Self-nominations must be endorsed by the veteran’s employing organisation.
Nomination criteria Hints

Achievements within the organisation, including specific outcomes achieved.

Some examples could include but are not limited to, how the veteran may have:

  • mentored and/or recruited other veteran employees
  • displayed excellent client service skills
  • introduced innovative or better ways to do business
  • displayed high level leadership skills
  • displayed high level people management skills
  • had a positive impact on your organisation’s culture
  • met or exceeded individual or team sales targets/profit margins.

Supporting evidence could include but is not limited to:

  • statistical information on number of veterans mentored and/or recruited
  • feedback from the veteran employee’s supervisor, co-workers and/or clients
  • financial and/or business metrics or results attributable in part or full to the veteran
  • acquisition of new clients, contracts or business partnerships attributed in part or full to the veteran
  • copies of new guidelines, products or annual reports showcasing a new design, product and/or program the veteran introduced or contributed to.

Demonstrated evidence that the nominee’s military skills are valued and have been utilised in their current employment.

Some examples could include, but are not limited to, the veteran demonstrating:

  • the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds
  • experience acquired in the ADF has been valued and utilised in the workplace
  • leadership skills acquired in the ADF have been valued and utilised in the workplace
  • organisational skills acquired in the ADF have been valued and utilised in the workplace
  • qualifications or technical expertise acquired in the ADF have been valued and utilised in the workplace.

Supporting evidence could include but is not limited to:

  • feedback from the employee’s supervisor, co-workers or clients through formal (e.g. performance appraisals, testimonials, references) and informal mechanisms.

Supporting evidence from the nominee’s supervisor, management or board of their contribution.

Some examples of supporting evidence could include, but are not limited to:

  • positive feedback received from the veteran’s supervisor
  • positive feedback received from other employees and/or clients
  • recognition of contribution or commendation by the organisation’s board/senior management
  • nomination for or receipt of an organisational award.
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