Groendyke Transport a Military Friendly® Employer for third-straight year

ENID, Okla. (Nov. 5, 2015) – For the third straight year, Groendyke Transport has earned Military Friendly® Employer status from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse.

Companies receiving this prestigious honor are held to a higher standard every year through improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an advisory board consisting of leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community.

Groendyke’s standing on this list validates its commitment to hiring military talent. At Groendyke, recruiting from the military community is not only the right thing to do; it also makes good business sense.

“We actively seek military veterans and reservists because of their strong character, composure under pressure and commitment to regular training,” said Groendyke president Greg Hodgen. “They selflessly provide a tremendous service to our country, and the discipline and leadership skills they learn in the process have exceptional value in the labor force. We are immensely proud and grateful to call so many of these brave men and women members of the Groendyke family.”

Companies competed to make the list by completing a data-driven survey, with data independently tested by Ernst & Young (EY) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its advisory board. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

Now in its 13th year, Military Friendly® Employers is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year, companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an advisory board consisting of leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/advisory-board.

“Companies that have earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer award have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Employers are moving the needle beyond answering ‘why hire military.’ They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® educators to translate military competencies into civilian jobs.”

Groendyke has been showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine as well as on MilitaryFriendly.com.

 

About Victory Media:

Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

Press Contact

Matt Palmer

Groendyke Transport, Inc.

mpalmer@groendyke.com

580-213-9282

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Groendyke Transport a Military Friendly® Employer for third-straight year

ENID, Okla. (Nov. 5, 2015) – For the third straight year, Groendyke Transport has earned Military Friendly® Employer status from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse.

Companies receiving this prestigious honor are held to a higher standard every year through improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an advisory board consisting of leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community.

Groendyke’s standing on this list validates its commitment to hiring military talent. At Groendyke, recruiting from the military community is not only the right thing to do; it also makes good business sense.

“We actively seek military veterans and reservists because of their strong character, composure under pressure and commitment to regular training,” said Groendyke president Greg Hodgen. “They selflessly provide a tremendous service to our country, and the discipline and leadership skills they learn in the process have exceptional value in the labor force. We are immensely proud and grateful to call so many of these brave men and women members of the Groendyke family.”

Companies competed to make the list by completing a data-driven survey, with data independently tested by Ernst & Young (EY) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its advisory board. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

Now in its 13th year, Military Friendly® Employers is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year, companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an advisory board consisting of leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/advisory-board.

“Companies that have earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer award have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Employers are moving the needle beyond answering ‘why hire military.’ They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® educators to translate military competencies into civilian jobs.”

Groendyke has been showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine as well as on MilitaryFriendly.com.

 

About Victory Media:

Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

Press Contact

Matt Palmer

Groendyke Transport, Inc.

mpalmer@groendyke.com

580-213-9282

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