Schneider Electric is named a Military Friendly Employer

Schneider Electric is named a Military Friendly Employer

 September 19, 2018

Schneider Electric is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer for its commitment to serve the military and veteran community. 

A smooth transition

"Throughout New Hire training and even just the first few days on the job, it became evident that Schneider Electric preferred to hire from the military. Even with varied backgrounds between technicians, the base knowledge and training [from the military] provided the best starting foundation for the job. Since there are so many of us that are prior military, the style and habits in the way we work made a good transition to learning the new policies as well as blending it with the practices we had already learned,” comments Shannon Tomaszewski, retired US Navy veteran who now works as a Field Service Engineer in Schneider Electric's Information Technology Business in Boston, MA.

Full support from hiring to rentention

The title of Military Friendly Employer is given to corporations based on extensive research using public data sources, input of military employees, and responses to the Military Friendly Employers survey from participating companies.

Schneider Electric excels in all areas from hiring to supporting veterans, with ratings outperforming benchmarked standards.

  • Hiring and onboarding: 17% beyond standard
  • Opportunity and Advancement: 23% beyond standard
  • Culture and Commitement: 42% beyond standard
  • Support and Retention: 40% beyond standard
  • Policies and Compliance: 43% beyond standard
  • Recruiting and Sourcing: 35% beyond standard

"At Schneider Electric, we're building a culture in our US operations that embraces and empowers veterans, and in turn, is enriched by their experience, perspective, and capabilities. We know people with a military background possess numerous attributes, including loyalty, leadership ability, respect, integrity, duty, reliability, and working as team members. We value those attributes in our employees at Schneider Electric! Transitioning military & veterans also possess a unique set of skills that Schneider Electric desires. We can utilize and further develop these skills as you embark on the next stage of your career outside of the military. In addition to our standard benefits package of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) + match and others, we offer perks our employee veterans and their spouses especially enjoy," explains Schneider Electric.

Making a real impact

Schneider Electric understands the importance of a diverse workforce.

"When we speak about diversity and inclusion, there are numerous attributes such as nationality, gender balance, and additional aspects that make up a heterogeneous country and workforce. At Schneider Electric, taking the step of recognizing diversity as a business imperative and not just a Human Resources initiative has made a real difference. As part of the global “people strategy,” Schneider Electric have added Diversity and Inclusion as one of the six key transformation priorities, impacting how they operate globally and locally," comments HR Director, Sarah Tabet.

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