Making Armed Forces Covenant pledges more meaningful

Making Armed Forces Covenant pledges more meaningful

Since the Armed Forces Covenant scheme was launched in June 2013, some 2,650 companies, large and small, have publicly pledged their support for the military community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. But some veterans think companies could be doing more to offer them meaningful employment.

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5 reasons why veterans could be the answer to your recruitment problems

5 reasons why veterans could be the answer to your recruitment problems

Are you finding it harder to find qualified candidates? Have you got skills gaps you’re struggling to fill? If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions then we’d like to give you five reasons why employing ex-military talent could help you.

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Partnering with Defence 2017: Conference shows growing commitment from employers

Partnering with Defence 2017: Conference shows growing commitment from employers

Defence Relationship Management hosted their third annual Partnering with Defence Conference on Tuesday, (14th March), bringing together employers that have pledged their support to the Armed Forces and MOD representatives.

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What Are The Top Companies Helping To Support The Armed Forces in the UK?

What Are The Top Companies Helping To Support The Armed Forces in the UK?

SaluteMyJob have put together a list of all employers who have been awarded gold by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). ERS gives out bronze, silver and gold awards for employers and organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016

Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016

The Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016 has been published by the MOD setting out the major achievement of the Covenant and highlights remaining challenges and new commitments. We take a look at some of the key findings, in particular focusing on the Covenant and employers.  

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The Art of the Covenant

The Art of the Covenant

A paper examining the effects and purposes of the Armed Forces Covenant and how organisations are putting corporate and the community covenants in to use, has been published. Over the past 12 months, Nationwide Building Society has sponsored RUSI to engage with the government on policy and planning for the Armed Forces Covenant, commercial organisations who have signed a Covenant pledge and military beneficiaries and their families.

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Our Community - Our Covenant Report

Our Community - Our Covenant Report

The Our Community – Our Covenant report, jointly commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and Local Government Association (LGA), looks at ways to improve the local delivery of the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant. The comprehensive report found that 38% of Armed Forces Community members felt disadvantaged as a result of their service, the report also identified in some aspects a discrepancy between what is perceived to be the Covenant’s remit, and what is actually being delivered.

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