Sundt Named to Victory Media's 2016 Military Friendly Employers List
TEMPE, AZ Sundt Construction, Inc. announces it earned the 2016 Military Friendly Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse.
Sundt 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, including 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.
Sundt, Arizona's largest employee-owned company, has consistently demonstrated its commitment to hiring military talent by working to expand its active-duty, military spouse and veteran employee roster each year. The full-service general contractor also stays connected with the armed forces community through various recruitment and training organizations, its website and social media platforms.
"When we look to hire new employee-owners, we strive to find hard-working leaders who are self-motivated, ethical and disciplined," said Trevor Gelder, Sundt's Director of Talent Acquisition and Deployment. "Our experience shows that U.S. veterans not only embody these qualities, but fit well into our corporate culture, which encourages people to achieve excellence by going beyond the expected."
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.
"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."