This paper focuses on job portability and what employers can do to not only recruit but also retain military spouse employees when they relocate. This study defines job portability, identifies gaps, and offers guidance to military spouses and potential employers. In collaboration with Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), Helping Military Spouses Find Careers that Move with Them is #6 in a series of research products, focused on military spouse employment. This paper explores, barriers to sustained employment related to relocation and job portability, the essential role employers play in ensuring a workplace is “military spouse friendly,” how employers can benefit from job portability by retaining talent, and challenges that accompany the Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs) when military spouses work overseas.
Human Resources Management
Military spouse employment, Employment research, Veteran employment
Military spouses; Employment
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Bradbard, Deborah A.; Linsner, Rachel; Maury, Rosalinda V.; and Pitoniak, Amber, "Helping Military Spouses Find Careers that Move with Them" (2019). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 121.
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