It is the mission of the HSBC Veterans, Military, Families and Friends ERG (Employee Resource Group) to provide a forum for employees to discuss issues faced by veterans, military personnel and families and friends within the workplace and to enhance recruitment of military employees to meet the present and future needs of HSBC.
Veterans and their family members have a “service” mentality, and volunteering their time to help others is part of their genetic makeup. HSBC looks to provide our employees with a variety of opportunities to give back to their communities, with an emphasis on veteran-focused non-profit organizations.
In partnership with Veterans on Wall Street, HSBC strives to increase the number of veterans and military family members in the financial sector. We have an active recruiting strategy, including educating recruiters and hiring managers on the benefits of employing veterans and the typical characteristics, skills and abilities that military experience brings.
Making the leap from the military lifestyle to the corporate setting can be a shock to many. The Veterans ERG wants to make that transition easier, allowing transitioning individuals to get comfortable with a new role, learn the organizational structure quickly and feel at ease with the decision made to join a multinational company like HSBC.
Once a veteran is onboard, the support does not end. The Veterans ERG is a great opportunity for veterans and military family members to interact with others throughout the company. The support network builds camaraderie and provides members with a window into the broader organization and the many opportunities available. We want our veterans to succeed!