Parker Hannifin Corporation Seeks War Veterans for Hire
by K. Morgan Barker
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technology, has partnered with HireVeterans.com, America’s premier job board exclusively for war veterans, in order to employ some of the Nation’s best and brightest.
War veterans are being sought by smart businesses for more than just patriotic reasons. Hiring veterans isn’t just good will, it’s also good business sense. War veterans have proven to be resourceful, skilled and efficient employees with integrity, character and strong leadership qualities. Veterans also lead today’s employable candidates with their understanding of technology and globalization.
Parker Hannifin Corporation recognizes the valuable contribution war veterans have made to our country in times of service as well as the ongoing contribution they provide once their tours of duty have ended and it’s time to put their skills and training to use in the civilian world.
Parker Hannifin Corporation started from humble beginnings in 1918 when Engineer-entrepreneur Arthur L. Parker founded Parker Appliance Company. Just one year later a truck accident destroyed the young company’s total inventory. Parker Appliance Company became bankrupt and Parker had to return to his engineering post at Nickelplate Railroad Plant, but Parker would not give up. He started his business again and it has grown to become a company employing more than 55,000 people in 46 countries, Parker’s annual sales exceed $9.4 billion and they have been a Fortune 500 company since 1966.
Parker Hannifin Corporation provides systematic, precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. In the month of December alone Parker Hannifin has won the UK Defence Standard approval for marine use with their Innovative fluid connector that will lowers costs compared with welded connections, for naval and marine applications and produced the H2PEM Series Hydrogen Generators which produce over 510cc/min of 99.9995% pure hydrogen eliminating gas cylinders and dependence on outside vendors.
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Benefits of working at Parker Hannifin:
Parker provides a wide range of employee benefits including retirement/401(k) plans, medical, dental and life insurance, as well as other valuable programs.
Parker Hannifin was founded on good ethics, and to this day the Company remains totally committed to the highest ethical standards.
Parker’s ethical standards require compliance with the laws of every country in which they do business. However, these standards also go beyond the legal minimum and set forth a higher level of conduct dictated by Parker’s own values and expectations. A Parker person is expected not only to comply with all relevant laws but also to act in every respect with honesty, fairness and integrity.
Parker’s Ethical Code is regarded as more than just a set of rules. It is also a statement of beliefs that should guide employees’ conduct in many different situations. You can resolve most ethical questions in your workplace by simply taking time to consider whether, as required by the Parker code, you are acting fairly and honestly toward your fellow employees, the customers, suppliers, shareholders and general public who rely on the Company.
Parker believes that all persons acting on its behalf should comply with the Company’s ethical standards. Consultants, agents and other representatives of the Company have the same obligation to deal ethically with Parker’s various constituencies as do full-time employees of the Company. Such persons are expected to become familiar with and to observe the Parker Ethical Code to the same degree as regular employees.
Parker Hannifin Corporation is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer that extends its commitment beyond equal opportunity and nondiscriminatory practices to take positive steps to create an inclusive and empowered environment. It is the policy of Parker Hannifin to provide all employees with a working environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. Further, Parker Hannifin Corporation will not tolerate discrimination or harassment against any person for any reason. Parker Hannifin Corporation’s policy is to make all employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s job related qualifications, abilities, and performance – not on the basis of personal characteristics unrelated to successful job performance.
Diversity at Parker
Diversity at Parker means embracing the differences that exist in all stakeholders, including our employees, customers, suppliers and communities worldwide. It means more than just gender, race, ethnic or national differences, but also includes characteristics such as educational background, age, thinking style, family status, sexual orientation, religion, culture and disability. Diversity contributes to creating a respectful workplace in which each person is empowered, and has the ability to grow and develop, and is recognized for his/her contribution. Every company has a particular culture or atmosphere that is unique to it. As Parker learns to value their diversity, they also remain aware of that which they hold in common. Specifically, the important values of their corporate culture are an important part of their history and tradition. They value consistency at all locations that is reflective of their continuing corporate values. Some of these important values are highlighted here.
These common corporate values are:
• Premier Customer Service – anticipating customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations
• Return to shareholders – providing superior value to those who have invested in Parker
• Affirmative Leadership in Ethics – conducting business with uncompromising honesty and integrity
They are committed to providing their employees an empowered, results-oriented and values driven work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity, innovation and personal accountability are essential for improving the effectiveness of Parker Hannifin Corporation. Employees are provided the same respect within the organization that they are expected to share with every Parker customer, internally and externally.
At Parker, we believe that an empowered, results-oriented organization excels at engaging highly talented people of different backgrounds and perspectives. Respecting and embracing these differences enhances our position in the global marketplace. In order to remain the world leader in motion and control, we have to be flexible enough to align ourselves into whatever teams our markets require; and to unify every strength we possess to serve our customers and outpace our competitors.