Western & Southern Life has earned the 2023 "Top 10" Military Friendly® Employer designation from VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine. This is the 11th consecutive year Western & Southern Life has earned the Military Friendly® designation. VIQTORY has also named Western & Southern Life a “Top 10 Spouse Employer.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over a thousand companies participated in the 2023 Military Friendly® survey.
"Western & Southern Life has a long and proud history of recruiting, attracting, developing and retaining military associates,” said Troy D. Brodie, senior vice president, Western & Southern Life and president, W&S Agency Group, the company’s field agent force. “Veterans often exhibit exceptional leadership skills, a desire to help others and a strong work ethic – qualities that translate very well to our line of business and company culture.”
With more than 100 offices across the United States, Western & Southern Life’s field agent sales force provides middle-income Americans access to life insurance, annuities, investments and retirement strategies.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings for 2023 Military Friendly® designations were determined by VIQTORY, with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for applicant, new hire retention, employee turnover, and promotion and advancement of veterans and military employees.
“Companies earning the Military Friendly Employers® designation create and elevate the standard for military programs across the globe, they have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance the veterans and service members within their organizations,” said Kayla Lopez, director of military partnerships, Military Friendly®. “To them, hiring veterans and service members is more than just the right thing to do, it makes good business sense."
Western & Southern Life will be showcased in the 2023 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine and on MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Military Friendly® Employers
Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. Over 1,700 organizations compete annually for Military Friendly® designation. Military Friendly® ratings are owned by Viqtory, Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. Viqtory is not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or the federal government. Results are produced via a rules-based algorithm. The data-driven Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at https://www.militaryfriendly.com/mfcguide/.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its owned assets such as Military Spouse Magazine®, G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.Viqtory.com.