January 8, 2020
This recognition marks the latest in several milestones demonstrating Ricoh’s commitment to supporting a diverse employee base, including veterans and service members.
As part of its hiring process, Ricoh explained, the company looks for candidates who understand and embody the company’s corporate philosophy of The Spirit of Three Loves: “Love your neighbour,” “Love your country,” “Love your work.” Veterans have demonstrated the ultimate love of neighbour and country, and Ricoh has a strong commitment to veterans through hiring initiatives and veteran-specific skills training programmes.
“We understand that loving one’s neighbour includes hiring employees of diverse backgrounds and experiences. It brings a broader range of viewpoints into the conversation, so we can have a more complete view of the challenges facing people and businesses today,” said Donna Venable, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh Americas. “More diverse perspectives create more opportunity for truly surprising innovation that can make a major difference for our customers. Veterans in particular are a much sought-after addition to our organisation because they have a deep, practical understanding of the transformative power of teamwork and dedication. We are humbled to be recognised for our efforts to support our service members who do so much to support us.”
The company’s dedication to veterans is supported through internal infrastructure and partnerships with outside organisations. For example, Ricoh participates in career fairs, many of which cater specifically to veterans. Ricoh also sends representatives to military bases and onto the service member social media site RallyPoint to meet veterans and service members. In addition, the company maintains a dedicated team of military hiring specialists and employs many AIRS Military Certified Recruiters, who help keep veteran outreach adaptable and effective.
Ricoh’s commitment to veterans’ transition extends beyond hiring by providing free licenses for job-hunting veterans to take CompTIA certification courses. CompTIA certification can give IT workers a significant advantage in their job search. Furthermore, Ricoh has sponsored the Student Veterans of America (SVA) annual conference every year since 2016.
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