The South Australian Veteran Employer Network brings together employers with a genuine interest and commitment to improving employment outcomes for veterans and their partners.
The network was established following discussions between Veterans SA and local employers of veterans who identified a need for a mechanism to connect like-minded employers, build relationships across organisations and promote the value of veteran/partner employment.
The objective of the network is to improve employment outcomes for veterans and defence/veteran partners in South Australia through networking, candidate sharing, and mentoring and guidance for other veteran employers.
Functions of the network include:
- Relationship Building – foster non-competitive, collaborative relationships amongst employers within the Network through participation in regular network meetings/events.
- Awareness and Education – promote a strengths-based approach to veteran employment to counter negative stereotypes within organisations/businesses, leadership, HR teams, the veteran community and the wider employment sector.
- Promoting Best Practice – mentor and support organisations and businesses seeking to employ and retain veterans, including best practice around recruitment, workplace support and defence/veteran cultural awareness.
- Candidate Sharing – with permission, sharing contact details for potential employees between members of the Network, to maximise the chances of successful employment outcomes.
If your organisation is interested in joining the network, please complete the application form, or contact us to discuss your eligibility.