We’re proud to announce that Guidant Global has been awarded the Silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award by the Ministry of Defence’s London Employer Engagement Board.
Each year, the ERS gives bronze, silver, and gold awards to employers that support defence and the armed forces community, and that align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
As signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant, which is a pledge to treat the armed forces and their families with fairness and respect in the society they serve, we’re thrilled to receive this recognition - and to build on the bronze award we received in 2019.
To achieve a silver award, employers must be able to demonstrate armed forces-friendly policies and practices, and must employ at least one member of the armed forces community - as well as meeting a number of other stringent criteria.
From our interview guarantee to our flexible working policies and our extra day’s holiday for reservists, we strive to ensure that no member of the armed forces community is disadvantaged in the world of work.
Reservists and veterans have often developed a calmness under pressure, a methodical and organised approach to work, and progressive problem solving abilities - all highly relevant and transferable skills that we actively seek to recruit into our business.
Guidant’s Talent Attraction and Acquisition Manager, Emma Buckley, commented:
“Providing opportunities to veterans, reservists and their spouses has been really important to Guidant Global and its leadership team for a long time. I’m absolutely delighted we’ve been recognised with a silver ERS award for our commitment to diverse and inclusive recruitment, a commitment that will be further enhanced by this award.
“As a military spouse, the flexibility I was afforded by Guidant Global was vital in my decision to join the business. Uprooting your life every two years can really affect your chances of finding job stability, but Guidant gave me the full support and flexibility I needed. I’m proud to work for a business that values applicants’ skills and motivation above all else, and I’m excited to keep pushing the envelope for socially responsible recruitment.”