Funder(s)

Prudential

Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Report

Disciplines

Human Resources Management

Extent

28 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Military spouse employment, Employment research, Veteran employment

Subject

Military spouses; Employment

Topic

Explore talent acquisition and development--Employee support and resources

Portfolio

Employment

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

10-2019

Audience

Employers; HR Hiring Managers

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Rights

© 2019, IVMF at Syracuse University. This content may be distributed freely for educational and research uses as long as this copyright notice is attached. No commercial use of this material may be made without express written permission.

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