Serco Inc., has been recognized as a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer in acknowledgment of its commitment to employing and supporting armed forces veterans and their families for a second consecutive year.
The VETS Indexes Employer Awards are based on VETS Indexes’ survey, which evaluates employers across the following categories:
- Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
- Veteran employee development and retention
- Veteran-inclusive company policies and culture
- Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves
- Military spouse/family support
Serco was recognized for its commitment to hiring service members, veterans, and military spouses to support them in their next professional chapter. The company employ over 9,000 employees across North America, 22 per cent of whom are veterans, reservists, or military spouses.
The award is championed by Serco’s veteran-focused Employee Resource Group (ERG), SercoVets, which provides a forum for employees who are veterans, military spouses, and allies to feel a sense of community and camaraderie among their peers. SercoVets offers employees activities, transition support, professional development, mentorship and networking opportunities.
“We take pride in providing support networks and opportunities that cater specifically to the needs of service members, veterans, and military spouses to ensure a successful career journey at Serco,” explains Tom Watson, Senior Vice President of Serco’s Defense Services Group and Executive Sponsor of SercoVets. “Our employee resource group is focused on enabling our workforce to connect, network and grow as professionals through our mentoring program and initiatives such as our partnership with DoD SkillBridge, while also taking pride in community involvement by volunteering and fundraising for a variety of military nonprofits including Toys for Tots, Armed Services YMCA, and the Fisher House Foundation.
“One of the best ways to help veterans is to connect them with fulfilling and meaningful careers, at organizations where they can develop their skills and grow into senior leaders. As a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer, Serco has proven to be a welcoming home for veterans and military spouses who want to start the next phases in their lives,” adds George Altman, managing director of VETS Indexes.
To see the full list of awardees, click here.