2021 Military Times Best for Vets: Employers Survey Opening this June with Methodology Enhancements

Written by Christine Aquino May 6, 2021 0 comment

ARLINGTON, VA, May 6, 2021 – One of the most trusted and rigorous surveys of military veteran hiring practices is back for 2021. Each year the Military Times Best for Vets: Employer survey improves. This year, there is no other similar survey that comes close.

Setting the standard on how to develop, conduct and deliver survey results on veteran hiring is a new, multi-year partnership between Military Times and Fors Marsh Group. Military Times has a 80 year pedigree as the independent source of military news. Fors Marsh Group  is a leader supporting American companies, the Department of Defense (DOD) and more as a trusted authority on human capital research, strategy, and outreach.

Together Military Times and Fors Marsh Group will offer a survey of top US companies that can be used by any organization as a blueprint on how to improve their talent management and talent mindset. “Recruitment is only one part of a successful hiring program. Uncovering companies in the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors that also provide training, mentorship, and retention programs for new hires, especially veterans, sets the stage on what it takes to be a breakout leader among competitors,” said Mort Greenberg, SVP of Media Solutions for Military Times.

Over the last 10 years Military Times has conducted the Best for Vets Surveys ranking employers, colleges, and other institutions that prioritize the needs and success of veterans. Like years past, Military Times will once again be asking companies to submit information about their veteran programs.

However, this year Fors Marsh Group will help enhance the methodology behind the survey. Fors Marsh Group will also help analyze and sort the survey findings, providing readers and veterans with a trusted final ranking.

“Our new partnership with Fors Marsh Group will bring improved rigor and statistical validation to the rankings that this popular survey reveals,” said Andrew Tilghman, executive editor for Military Times. “I couldn’t be more excited to recognize this year’s Best for Vets: Employers.”

The improved Best for Vets: Employers questionnaire has been developed to provide a research-driven, stakeholder-tested survey that codifies the country’s best employers and organizations for veterans. This year’s survey will offer a more robust, user-friendly, and intuitive format and will provide greater data analysis options for a more comprehensive survey report and insightful findings.

“Fors Marsh Group’s commitment to improving the lives, experiences, and opportunities for Service members, veterans, and military-connected communities is driven by the company’s ‘Do Better. Be Better.’ ethos and two decades of dedication to supporting the U.S. Military in research, advertising, and educational efforts,” said Andy Blenkle, FMG’s vice president of corporate communications. “As someone who has served and looks to hire those who have served our country, I speak for FMG in saying we are incredibly proud to help recognize the companies that invest and benefit from hiring transitioning military members.”

Companies who wish to be notified when the 2021 Best for Vets: Employers Survey officially launches should provide there contact information here:



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About Fors Marsh Group

Fors Marsh Group is a company that uses business as a force for good. Since 2002, it has focused on applying research and strategy to create positive behavior change in people and to improve programs and policies in large organizations and government. This work is conducted within seven core U.S. markets: health, defense, technology, finance, homeland security, policy, and consumer. As a B Corporation, FMG governs from a unique set of values and policies that compound the positive impact achieved for its employees, clients, and partners.