Employer Partnership Program Analysis of Alternatives

Employer Partnership Program Analysis of Alternatives

Ellen M. Pint
Amy Richardson
Bryan W. Hallmark
Scott Epstein
Albert L. Benson
Copyright Date: 2012
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 84
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt5hhvrc
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    Employer Partnership Program Analysis of Alternatives
    Book Description:

    Launched by the U.S. Army Reserve, the Employer Partnership Program (EPP) supports reservists and their civilian employers. It features a job search website that allows employers to recruit among reservists, veterans, and family members. The study analyzed data collected through September 2010 from the EPP’s job search website, conducted case studies of Army Reserve units located in four metropolitan areas, and interviewed program stakeholders.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8316-6
    Subjects: Technology, Law

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figures
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Tables
    (pp. ix-x)
  6. Summary
    (pp. xi-xvi)
  7. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
  8. Acronyms
    (pp. xix-xx)
  9. CHAPTER ONE Introduction
    (pp. 1-10)

    Members of the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) and the Army National Guard (ARNG) balance two careers, and the bulk of their earnings come through civilian employment. However, the employment of reserve and guard members can present challenges to employers, particularly small employers, given the likelihood that employees will face at least one year-long mobilization during their Army careers. At the same time, there are also benefits associated with employing reserve and guard members. They include possible cost savings in screening candidates, as well as in training employees. In addition, a partnership with the Army Reserve or National Guard can help...

  10. CHAPTER TWO Reducing Unemployment
    (pp. 11-26)

    In this chapter we examine unemployment rates in the USAR and ARNG and compare them with national unemployment rates. Reducing unemployment among RC service members is a primary goal of the EPP, although the program and website also offer benefits to veterans, family members, and survivors who are unemployed, as well as those who are currently employed but looking for a better job or moving to a new location. We then discuss the potential contribution of the EPP website to reducing unemployment in the Army reserve components, based on Google Analytics data from October 2008 through August 2010 and more...

  11. CHAPTER THREE Improving Linkages Between Military and Civilian Occupations
    (pp. 27-40)

    Another objective of the EPP is to increase synergies between military and civilian jobs, so that the reserve components and civilian employers of RC service members can share the costs and benefits of occupational training. This effort is most likely to be valuable when there are close similarities between military and civilian occupations, in areas such as transportation, maintenance, medicine, and human resources. In other cases, civilian employers may be interested in more generic military training and leadership skills, security clearances, physical fitness, or personnel who have passed basic background checks.

    To examine the effectiveness of the EPP website at...

  12. CHAPTER FOUR Establishing Closer Working Relationships with Civilian Employers
    (pp. 41-50)

    The third objective of the EPP is to establish closer working relationships with employers. The USAR considers the soldier a shared employee with the civilian employer, and one of the purposes of the program is to ensure that employers believe that hiring RC service members is a good return on investment. To better understand this relationship, RAND Arroyo Center interviewed current and former EPP staff, employers, and PSMs about their experience with the program and recommendations for improvement. In this chapter we describe the findings from these interviews and, in particular, the challenges the EPP faces in establishing closer working...

  13. CHAPTER FIVE Recommendations
    (pp. 51-58)

    In the previous chapters we described the challenges that the EPP faced in fulfilling its objectives. In this chapter we discuss the recommendations we made to Army Reserve and EPP leadership at the conclusion of our study in September 2010 to address the challenges and barriers we identified. Some of our recommendations, such as program management and funding, are specific to EPP. Others are more broadly applicable to other programs directed at helping RC service members and veterans seeking civilian employment. These include website usage and satisfaction metrics, crosswalks from military to civilian occupations, and civilian credentials for military skills....

  14. APPENDIX Additional Case Study Results
    (pp. 59-62)
  15. Bibliography
    (pp. 63-64)