The institute also earned a high ranking on the Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Program list
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, today announced that it has earned the 2022 Military Friendly® Employer designation and secured a top spot on the Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Program list.
Military Friendly® status recognizes an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community.
The Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Program list identifies companies that demonstrate their commitment to the veteran community by the extent to which they include veteran-owned businesses in their supplier diversity programs. RTI ranked fourth in the government and nonprofit category.
“As an organization headquartered in North Carolina, which has a significant military population, we know that veterans can bring a unique set of skills and leadership qualities to their employers,” said Lisa May, RTI’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications. “RTI is better for having veterans as members of its workforce and supply chain. They enrich our culture, strengthen our organization and help us reflect and embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than a thousand companies participated in the survey.
Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community.
“Companies earning the Military Friendly Employers® designation create and elevate the standard for military programs across the globe, they have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance the veterans and service members within their organizations,” said Kayla Lopez, Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®. “To them, hiring veterans and servicemembers is more than just the right thing to do, it makes good business sense.”
RTI will be showcased along with other 2022 Military Friendly® Employers in the December 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 1,500 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. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.Viqtory.com.
About RTI International
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach — one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.