Recipients of the 2021 VETS Indexes Employer Awards were 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.
More than 300 organizations participated in the 2021 VETS Indexes Employer Awards, with over 100 employers submitting completed surveys. Respondents included organizations of all types and sizes: publicly traded companies, privately held companies, government agencies and departments, and nonprofit groups. Participating organizations ranged in size from fewer than 100 employees to more than 200,000 employees.