NN1 Personnel signs the Armed Forces Covenant.

February 13th, 2023

On Thursday 2nd February 2023 Damian Sodel, a founder of NN1 Personnel proudly signed Armed Forces Covenant in Towcester.

What is Armed Forces Covenant?

It is a promise to support and treat fairly those who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families.

Signing the Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment by businesses to support the UK’s Armed Forces community, including serving personnel, veterans, and their families. By signing the covenant, businesses pledge to provide fair treatment to members of the armed forces community, which includes recognizing their unique circumstances and supporting their employment prospects. Signing the covenant is also a way for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to supporting the wider community and to show appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who serve. Additionally, it can enhance a business’s reputation and demonstrate its commitment to corporate social responsibility.

What does it mean to NN1 Personnel?

Signing the covenant means NN1 Personnel become a forces-friendly employer. It is a pledge that NN1 Personnel understands, commits and honours the Armed Forces and that we will support Armed Forces Community. We are committed to recognising those who have performed military duty

By employing reservists or veterans, we can help promote diversity and talent in our organisation. We can also benefit from their particular set of skills and experiences that they will bring.

How can you support the Armed Forces Covenant?

Every business, charitable or public sector organisation can join the community. They can make their own promises on how they will demonstrate the support.

There are various ways a business can support the Armed Forces Covenant, including:

  1. Hiring: Give equal consideration to veterans and members of the armed forces community in employment, and support their career transition.
  2. Development: Offer training and development opportunities to help members of the armed forces community progress in their careers.
  3. Family support: Offer support to families of service personnel, such as flexible working arrangements.
  4. Community engagement: Get involved with local Armed Forces organisations and events to show support for the military community.
  5. Discounts: Offer discounts or special deals to veterans and members of the armed forces community.
  6. Supplier diversity: Consider using suppliers that are owned by or employ members of the armed forces community.
  7. Awareness: Raise awareness of the Covenant and its goals within the business, and encourage others to support the armed forces community.

These are just a few examples of how a business can support the Armed Forces Covenant. The specific ways a business can support the Covenant will depend on the business’s size, resources, and capabilities.

For more ideas, please see the guidance notes – Ideas for Best Practice document here.

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