Veterans bring strong work ethic, commitment to excellence, attention to detail and ability to succeed in a challenging environment to Guidehouse.
Many of our employees having a military background, across branches and ranks, it’s clear how this community contributes to our overall business performance. Bringing unique leadership, problem-solving skills and adaptive learning abilities to the table, veterans are extremely well-suited for the speed of our industry and client base.
Veterans exiting active duty, or those on active duty reserve, have a range of opportunities available to leverage the skills they gained while in service. At Guidehouse, we believe veterans are an excellent fit for many reasons, therefore we leverage our existing veteran population as a recruiting machine to guide them into consulting.
We invest time and resources into the development of each professional. All employees, including veterans, are encouraged to learn new skills and push intellectual boundaries. With a robust Learning & Professional Development department, our professional development opportunities are continually evolving.
Our veterans also help veterans find the correct career when professional services is not their desire, we work with several organizations to find the right place for veterans.
Veteran Organizations, Guidehouse Partners
Guidehouse is proud to support Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a 501(c)3 Veterans Service Organization offering compassionate care to those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces, or as a result of his or her service. Since 1994, TAPS has assisted more than 80,000 surviving families, casualty officers and caregivers and has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.
We are particularly supportive of the variety of programs TAPS provides survivors nation and worldwide, including its National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp, held annually in Washington, D.C. since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars for adults and youth programs, as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. Volunteers and survivors are connected to counseling in their community and receive help navigating benefits and resources.
Dog Tag Inc
Another organization Guidehouse supports is Dog Tag Inc., a veteran organization that seeks to provide a transformative opportunity for veterans with service-connected disabilities, spouses and caregivers. They are offered an education at Georgetown University and experiential learning in Dog Tag Bakery. Upon completion of the Dog Tag Inc. (DTI) program, transitioning service members, spouses or caregivers will be business ready, competitive and employable.
Guidehouse has hosted cohorts for a digital boot camp to help build each entrepreneurs’ digital presence. Skills gained from this training have made a direct impact on the expansion of some of the fellows’ small businesses by providing them proven techniques to increase their brand recognition and followership within the digital marketing space. #BAKINGADIFFERENCE
Veterans Cultivating a Growth Mindset
In the ever-evolving global environment, staying abreast of emerging trends, developing new skills and fine-tuning expertise is essential to delivering innovative solutions to our clients. The contingent of veterans at Guidehouse is uniquely positioned to do just that. They are one example of how we bring distinctive perspectives and unconventional problem-solving skills to the table. Coming from diverse backgrounds, veterans help expand our view of the world and develop solutions for different regions, different industries, and different challenges.
With a focus on cultivating a growth mindset, Guidehouse provides a personalized path curated for every individual. We are committed to creating an empowering development experience for each person, leveraging a wide variety of training and development opportunities. This approach allows our employees to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, build their credentials and gain new experiences.
At Guidehouse, every individual has access to the following training and development resources:
- Comprehensive onboarding orientation to establish a strong foundation of our culture, mission, values and the Guidehouse approach
- Certification and industry-specific trainings and workshops
- Internal trainings and supplemental / external learning opportunities
- Tuition reimbursement for individuals pursuing an advanced degree
We offer specialized services to Guidehouse veteran employees and their families:
- If a Guidehouse team member is deployed, the company supports the family during the deployment, ensuring they have everything they need
Guidehouse is honored to be named a Military Friendly ® Employer for creating a sustainable and meaningful environment for the military community, to have received the 2020 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award for recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans, and to have earned the prestigious Seven Seals Award, signifying our commitment to staff members who actively serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program established in 1972 with a network of more than 4,500 volunteers.
Guidehouse was presented with this award in recognition of our organizational strides to promote and support the ESGR mission through our unequivocal dedication to the men and women who defend and protect us at home and abroad.
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As a consultant and as a servicemember, you need to be flexible, self-disciplined, and motivated. You are expected to perform due diligence, keep on task, and deliver results for your team. The military provides a crash course in these skills, which is why some employers take great pains to recruit and retain veterans. Some, like Guidehouse, have established employee affinity groups to help connect veterans and provide a sense of community within the organization.
Michelle Edwards, Director
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