You can complete this evaluation anonymously.  If you include your contact information, we will keep it private and not share it with any other person or organization.  We will send you periodic updates about additional free military hiring resources Center for America is developing. 

A few questions are marked with an asterisk (*) which means that input is required.

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* 1. If you were given a four-digit code by your business association, please enter it here so we can provide your association with a break-out report based on all the members of your association who complete the survey.

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* 2. Contact Information - Optional

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* 3. Please enter the five digit zip code where your office / facility is located.

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* 5. Which of the following best describes your role in the organization?  Please check only one box.

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* 6. Approximately how many people are employed full-time by your organization on a year-round basis?

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* 7. Over the last 12 months, what level of priority has your organization's leadership given to hiring Veterans, Guard members or Reservists?

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* 8. Please indicate which of the following describes how your organization conducts recruiting for Veterans, Guard members or Reservists.  Check all that apply.

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* 9. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about recruiting and hiring Veterans, National Guard members and Reservists for your organization.  Please check only one box in each row.

  No experience Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree No Opinion
Family and friends have served in the military so it is important to support the military.
Veterans have proven to be valuable contributors to our organization.
National Guard members and/or Reservists have proven to be valuable contributors to our organization.
Military hires can bring valuable skills and training to our organization.
It is my/our patriotic duty to hire military candidates.

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* 10. Approximately how many Veterans, Guard members or Reservists does your organization plan to hire in the next 12 months?

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* 11. Approximately how many Veterans, National Guard members or Reservists has your organization hired in the last 12 months?

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* 12. Please indicate whether your organization's leadership team includes employees with experience in any of the following branches of military service.  Please check one box in each row.

  Yes I think so. No I don't know.
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Marines
U.S. Coast Guard
Army National Guard
Air National Guard
Reserves (any Reserve organization)

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* 13. Is your organization a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor required to comply with the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) military hiring regulations supervised by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)?

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* 14. For each of the following, please indicate to what degree it is a problem that holds you back from hiring more Veterans, Guard members or Reservists.  Check one box in EACH row.

  Not a problem Somewhat of a problem Ongoing problem Ongoing major problem I don't know
Identifying and sourcing candidates.
Interpreting military resumes accurately.
Assessing how candidates' skills and experience relate to our jobs.
Conducting effective interviews with military candidates.
Getting support from your organization's leaders to hire military candidates.
Retaining military candidates once hired.
Concerns about PTSD.
Too little staff time to search out military candidates.
Compensation differences between our jobs and military pay.
Industry "skills gap" of military candidates.
Our job postings / advertisements don't attract military candidates.
Our organization is located far from a military base, National Guard or Reserve Armory.
Possibility of a Guard Member or Reservist being called up for duty.
The recruiting firm(s) we use doesn't make it a priority to recruit military candidates.

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* 15. Please indicate whether you have used any of the following for help in finding or hiring military candidates and, if so, how helpful were the services for your organization.  Please check one box in each row.

  We have no experience Tried, but not helpful Occasionally somewhat helpful Often somewhat helpful Often very helpful
Veterans Jobs Fairs held in your area
Veterans organization in your community or region
Job posting boards on the internet
Nonprofit military employment support organizations
State National Guard employment teams
State workforce development agencies
Joining Community Forces
U.S. Department of Labor resources
U.S. Veterans Administration
Telephone hotline providing help with hiring questions or problems

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* 16. To what extent does your organization sponsor, host or collaborate in technical training programs for military candidates designed to help them qualify for jobs? This might include programs to qualify for professional licenses or certificates, or apprenticeships or internships.  Check all that apply.

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* 17. A series of free webcast programs are being produced featuring employers sharing their successful techniques and experiences.  You will be able to watch these video replays at no cost on the internet, 24/7.  Please indicate which webcasts you think would help you and/or your colleagues who recruit new employees.  Please check all the topics you are interested in.

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* 18. Looking ahead to the next nine to 12 months, what learning and networking resources / topics would help you and your organization to achieve greater success in hiring Veterans, Guard members or Reservists?

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