Innovation: CACI’S Veteran Programs
Date Introduced: 2008
Award Recognition: Award of Excellence
Nearly one in five CACI employees is a former service member, and the company is continually expanding military hiring efforts and developing a culture that recognizes military service.
Five years ago, CACI developed a formal recruiting strategy to maximize veteran hiring and hired two veteran recruiting managers (one focused specifically on disabled veterans). They now employ fifty-five recruiters who hire veterans and have implemented the following initiatives: Hire a Vet Today! Campaign, encouraging employees to attend veteran recruiting events, participate in employer advisory panels, and provide veterans with résumé support; Deploying Talent – Creating Careers program, which collaborates with veterans’ organizations to offer interview and corporate immersion training for veterans with disabilities; and the Aurora Foundation, which gives internships to college students with military experience.
These initiatives have increased veteran hiring, propelling the veteran population to 2,473 and growing the disabled veteran population by 170 percent over the past five years.
Furthermore, CACI recently created a Veteran Support & Development function that engages veteran employees through networking and community outreach. They’ve developed an employee resource group for veterans and military spouses, hosted seminars highlighting veteran-related issues, and organized philanthropic activities benefiting service members and their families.