Allstate has recently been named as the #1 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs. It’s a great honor to move into the #1 position as we continue living into our commitment to employ veterans.

Recently, we sat down with Allstate’s Military and Veterans program team to discuss the efforts going on across the enterprise to achieve this honor.

Allstate’s Military and Veterans Program really focuses on three pillars: recruiting, retention and community outreach.

The first focus is recruiting. Allstate strives to have an all-inclusive program that fits vets as they’re ending their service, no matter what career level or position. We also want to make sure that just because a hiring manager isn’t on the military team, everyone can have a stake in hiring a military employee.

After recruiting, we focus heavily on retention. The Military and Veterans Program team has introduced new programs to help change the culture for military employees. One new opportunity we offer is a mentorship program for new employees. In its first year, there were 20 veteran mentees and 20 veteran mentors. For 2020, the team is partnering with American Corporate Partners, to expand the program to all new and existing Veteran and spouse employees. The program was created to ease a person’s transition into a corporate environment and connect a new employee to someone they can turn to when they have questions.

At Allstate, it’s important to show up in the communities we live and work in. So, the Military and Veteran Program team has also partnered with many local nonprofits, such as organizations dedicated to supporting active members of our military and organizations dedicated to serving veterans.

“It is always exciting to be recognized because we know this program is bigger than a score or an award. The program has been around for three years and to know we’ve made an impact in people’s lives is very rewarding,” shared Joseph, director of Military Programs.