Recipients of the VETS Indexes Employer Awards are selected based on their responses to VETS Indexes’ groundbreaking survey, which examines the most important veteran employment metrics via a granular, objective, and data-focused questionnaire.
This state-of-the-art survey has set a new standard for evaluating organizations employing veterans. While our survey is significantly shorter than surveys associated with other veteran employment evaluations — only about 65 questions, it can be completed in just a few hours — it also examines veteran-related policies and practices in greater depth, using dynamic survey logic alongside detailed, multi-part questions to thoroughly and efficiently examine organizations across approximately 300 metrics. In addition, the survey provides more precision, through a design focused on collecting hard data, instead of written responses to general essay questions. This enables us to ground our evaluations in real numbers, rather than subjective interpretations.
A total of 239 organizations submitted surveys to be considered for the 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. Responding organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges, and universities. They ranged in size from fewer than 100 employees to more than 200,000 employees.