Western & Southern Life has earned the 2024 "Top 10" Military Friendly® Employer designation from VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine. This is the 12th consecutive year Western & Southern Life has earned the Military Friendly® designation. VIQTORY has also named Western & Southern Life a “Top 10 Spouse Employer.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 companies participated in the 2024 Military Friendly® survey.
"I am proud of our company’s long-time commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining our nation’s veterans,” said Troy D. Brodie, senior vice president of Western & Southern Life and president of W&S Agency Group, the company’s field agent sales force. “Veterans with their unwavering commitment, adaptability and strategic mindset, embody leadership and hard work, making them invaluable assets to an industry and company culture like ours.”
With more than 100 offices across the United States, Western & Southern Life’s field agent sales force provides middle-income Americans access to life insurance, annuities, investments and retirement strategies.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings for 2024 Military Friendly® designations were determined by VIQTORY, with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for applicant, new hire retention, employee turnover, and promotion and advancement of veterans and military employees.
“Organizations earning the Military Friendly Employer designation have wholeheartedly invested in comprehensive and impactful initiatives that bring about positive, life-changing results for our valued service members, dedicated military spouses, and esteemed veterans within their ranks. We salute these exemplary employers who raise the bar and understand that hiring military personnel is not merely an act of goodwill but a testament to a standard that truly embodies sound business wisdom. Their steadfast commitment to integrating military personnel into their workforce not only reflects their compassion but also underscores their business acumen," said Kayla Lopez, Senior Director of Military Partnerships at Military Friendly®.
Western & Southern Life will be showcased in the 2024 Military Friendly® Employers in the Winter issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine and on MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Military Friendly® Employers
Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. Over 1,700 organizations compete annually for Military Friendly® designation. Military Friendly® ratings are owned by VIQTORY, Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. VIQTORY is not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or the federal government. Results are produced via a rules-based algorithm. The data-driven Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at https://www.militaryfriendly.com/mfcguide/.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its owned assets such as Military Spouse Magazine®, G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.Viqtory.com.