The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with theArmed Forces Covenant.
TheERSis designed primarily to recognise private sector support although public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible to be recognised.
Silver award holders:
demonstrate support for service personnel issues and employ at least one member of the armed forces community
actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to their employees via establishedHRpolicies and procedures
show flexibility towards annual training commitments and mobilisation of reservist employees and support the employment of cadet instructors, armed forces veterans (including wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners
collect their certificate at a regional silver awards ceremony, receive silver logos to display and are themselves displayed on the list of Employer Recognition Scheme award winners
must be nominated for a silver award by a third party using the online nomination form
are required to sign theArmed Forces Covenantand employ at least one individual from the covenant category that the nomination emphasises
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