Resources for Employers

Resources for Employers

Supporting your Employees in the National Guard and Reserve

The Veterans Employment Toolkit was created by the National Center for PTSD, a VA center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD, in conjunction with the VA's Mental Health Services. Veterans bring valuable skills and experience from their military service to your workforce. This toolkit is designed to help you better understand how Veterans can be valuable assets to your company.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESRG)

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) operates programs directed toward U.S. employers, employees, and communities to ensure understanding of the role of Reserve and National Guard members. ESGR provides the following services to assist members of the Reserve and National Guard and their civilian employers: recognition, information, and mediation.

Positive Military Values in the Civilian World and Why Veterans Make Good Employees

Much of the military experience, skill acquisition, and training can translate to participation in the workforce, making the veteran an asset on the job.These handouts from the Department of Veterans Affairs illustrate some of the positive outcomes that translate from military service to the workplace. 

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Military Employment Resource Page

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. It serves the needs of human resource professionals and advances the interests of the human resource profession. As one of its many resources, it offers information on military employment, helping HR professionals find, hire, and retain skilled military service members  

Americas Heroes at Work

This toolkit is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

Hero 2 Hired

Now hosted on the VA ebenefits website (click Visit the Employer Section). Contains free, convenient access to qualified job candidates.

Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN offers one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.

Department of Labor - Veteran Employment Laws

US Department of Labor site, focused on veteran employment laws and issues. The Department of Labor has a number of additional resources available for employers, including:

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and General Electric (GE) have partnered to empower our nation's employers with the tools, strategies, and peer resources to adopt a collaborative and strategic approach to veteran employment. Select tools include best-in-class practices, processes, resources and programs positioned to increase employment opportunities for our nation's veterans, contributed by those using them and curated by IVMF experts.