Creative Ways to Build a Veteran-Friendly Workplace

June 6, 2018      |      Posted on Posted in Benefit Trends
Creative Ways to Build a Veteran-Friendly Workplace

With incredible experience and valuable skills, veteran employees are becoming an increasingly important and growing part of the American workforce. In fact, according to the American Council on Education, an additional 1.5 million U.S. veterans will be transitioning to the civilian workforce over the next three to five years, representing a 30% increase over the normal rate.

As more and more veterans are returning to the workforce and companies work toward building veteran-friendly workplaces, there are a variety of creative corporate concierge benefits and perks to support these initiatives.

Leverage Concierge offers the following top five veteran-friendly benefits:

  1. Caretaking support 
    When re-entering the workforce, the 40-hour work week may interfere with at-home duties, like taking care of the kids, a pet or an elderly parent. Leverage Concierge offers unlimited child, elder and pet care referrals that ease this burden and support life management responsibilities. Referrals include in-home care, day care, veterinarians, pet sitters, meal delivery, in-home nursing and assisted living facilities.
  2. Relocation and housing referrals
    Finding affordable housing or preparing to relocate for a job can be one of the most challenging tasks for a veteran who is rejoining the civilian labor market. Leverage Concierge offers support to streamline this process by providing all the research and legwork, from referring real estate agents and relocation packages to apartment searching and scheduling appointments.
  3. Financial assistance
    For service members and their families, financial issues are often a top concern. Leverage Concierge provides a complimentary resource for personalized financial coaching on money management, dealing with debt, and retirement planning to help veteran employees and their families address specific financial challenges and build a more secure financial future.
  4. Education advancement opportunities
    For advanced education and job training, veterans can save time by utilizing the concierge service to research higher education opportunities. Leverage Concierge can research local resources that provide consultation on GI Bill benefits, as well as find veteran-specific financial grants and scholarships.
  5. Discounts for family activities
    Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is important for veterans, families and all employees. Leverage Concierge offers unlimited referrals to local family activities, free entertainment, and discounted movie and theme park tickets. When planning a family vacation, Leverage Concierge also offers discounts for travel planning, transportation and accommodations.

There is no questioning the amount of resources available to veterans, but wading through the vast and diverse range of options can be a daunting and overwhelming task. Through a corporate concierge service like Leverage Concierge, dedicated specialists can do all the research and information-compiling to find veteran-specific resources based on employees’ specific needs.

Start building a veteran-friendly workplace today with Leverage Concierge.