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Veterans' Employer of the Year – Small

This category is open to organisations of all types (including public sector organisations at the Commonwealth, state, territory and local level) with less than 20 employees.
Nomination criteria Hints

Demonstrated commitment to employing veterans as evidenced by policies that support the recruitment of veterans.

Some examples could include, but are not limited to, whether your organisation has:

  • HR policies or recruitment strategies that consider the needs of, and/or, have been co-designed with veterans
  • HR manager/s with knowledge of the ADF
  • provided training for your HR personnel on the ADF experience and how military skills translate to required job skills
  • offered internships or work placements/trials for veterans
  • provided flexibility for veterans to take leave for ADF related commemorative events
  • promoted job vacancies in your organisation to veterans by demonstrating how skills typically acquired in the ADF align with those required for the job.

Supporting evidence could include, but is not limited to:

  • statistical information on the number of veterans working in the organisation relative to total number of employees
  • documented HR policies, guidelines or directives supporting the recruitment of veterans
  • documented training guidelines, presentations for human resource/HR personnel to recognise how military skills translate to required job skills
  • positive feedback from users (e.g. non-veteran staff, successfully employed veterans) on the HR policies or recruitments strategies developed and/or adopted by the organisation including, but not limited to, whether the polices or strategies were considered effective, well-written, client friendly, relevant
  • listing of relevant working groups, committees or forums that the organisation has established and/or participates in.

Demonstrated excellence in the management and retention of veterans through innovative training programs, ongoing mentoring and engagement programs.

Some examples could include, but are not limited to, whether your organisation has:

  • developed training or mentoring programs that consider the needs of and/or have been co-designed with veterans
  • introduced or has existing programs that identify, foster and/or develop veteran talent
  • introduced or has existing programs that provide veterans with opportunities to perform different roles across the business
  • introduced or has existing programs that enable veterans to become mentors to new veteran employees.

Supporting evidence could include, but is not limited to:

  • statistical information on the number of veterans working in the organisation relative to total number of employees and retention rates
  • documented guidelines, instructions or veteran-specific training and mentoring programs
  • documented training guidelines, presentations for HR personnel
  • positive feedback from users (e.g. non-veteran staff, successfully employed veterans) on the training, mentoring and/or engagement programs developed and/or adopted by the organisation including, but not limited to, whether the programs were considered effective, well-written, client friendly, relevant.
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