Corporate Training: Breaking Biases

Operation Code has provided corporate training for tech employers since 2019. In order to break barriers and blockers for our military community, we must address the implicit and overt biases. Reach out to us if you would like more information on how our military cultural competency training works, if you'd like us to help create a military Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging strategy, provide ongoing professional development or set up a military Employee Resource Group with you: Contact the Partnerships TeamOpens in new window.We look forward to hearing from you!

  1. Bias #1All Veterans have PTSD or some form of mental illness

    The truth is that 28% of OIF/OEF/OND Vets self-reported one mental health diagnosis (NIH), and more than 1 in 5 adult civilians in the general population live with a mental illness (CDC).

    soldier sitting on the couch with his head resting on his hands.
  2. Bias #2Veterans are violent and unsafe to be around

    The truth is that TV, movies and sensationalized media propels these violent stereotypes. The truth: the incarceration rate for Vets is lower than for non-Vets (Bureau of Justice Statistics). Access to mental health resources & reducing stigma reduces the rate of criminalization for all.

    A soldier getting comforted.
  3. Bias #3Vets come from low income means, are uneducated or joined out of desperation

    Technological, tactical, and strategic planning focuses on raising the bar for recruits. The truth is the majority of new recruits come from median family income & cognitive skills, equal to or greater than civilians (Journal of Strategic Studies).

    A homeless vet holding a sign for help.
  4. Bias #4Reserve and National Guard Service Members are part-time warriors and not able to focus on civilian careers.

    Reserve and National Guard members face a new challenge: bias from civilian coworkers and hiring managers military.comOpens in new window. The truth: work cultures that promote and support Reserve and NG members retain loyalty, increased productivity & diversity and sets an example for employees to define exemplary service to others.

    A soldier shaking hands with someone.
  5. Bias #5Military and Veteran spouses choose not to work and enjoy being dependents

    There are ~ 11.5M military and Veteran spouses. The under-employment and unemployment rate is ~13%, over 3X the national rate [Department of Labor, Women's BureauOpens in new window]. The Truth: to support our Vets, in their return to the civilian workforce, we MUST support their spouses and family members.

    two wedding rights resting on an american flad patch.