Monster.com and Military.com Release Key Findings following National Veteran
New Report Features Recommendations for Employers on How to Hire and Retain
MAYNARD, Mass. & WASHINGTON -- March 19, 2013
Monster.com, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job
opportunities, and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), and
Military.com, the nation’s largest military and veteran membership
organization, today released a report summarizing the top-line recommendations
and discussions following the first National Veteran Employment Summit held in
December 2012. The Summit brought together senior human resource
professionals, military and government officials, academic leaders and
military veterans to address the best practices for preparing, supporting, and
connecting veterans to the organizations that want to hire them.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-W. Va), an active member of the Senate Armed Services
Committee, praised organizations that focus on hiring veterans and stated,
"Today’s veteran’s make great hires, and I've always said, if you want to help
a vet, hire a vet."
The report highlights that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for every
organization looking to implement a veteran hiring program.
Recommendations from the conference include:
*Learn from the best. Look to the targeted veteran hiring initiatives like
those at Boeing, JP Morgan and the Department of Veterans Affairs and
emulate their best practices.
*Take advantage of the tools. From military skill translators to workshops
and seminars, there are numerous tools for organizations to use as they
implement and grow their veteran hiring program.
*Build Veteran Affinity and Mentoring Programs. Make use of the veterans
you have in-house. Employed military veterans can help support an
organization’s veterans’ hiring initiatives, educate their peers, and
serve as a resource to in-house recruiters.
*Give veterans a chance. 99 percent of employers who have hired veterans
recommend doing so.
*Take the lead. Turn a million transitioning service members into a million
talented candidates for your company.
One million service members are expected to transition into the civilian
workforce over the next five years, creating an opportunity for companies to
take advantage of this diverse, skilled and experienced hiring pool.
Employers are increasingly hiring veterans and reporting satisfaction with
their decision to do so. In fact, according to Monster’s Veteran Talent Index,
99 percent of employers who hired a Veteran in the last year said that their
veteran hires were doing as well or better than their non-veteran peers, and
nearly all would recommend hiring a veteran to another company.
However, veterans report facing two main challenges in trying to find work:
they feel stuck inside their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) and they
leave the military unprepared to deal with the civilian job market. Many are
entering the job market as high school graduates who are looking for their
first private sector job and lack the tools necessary to translate their
skills, training, and experience into corporate culture.
Dr. Rebecca Blank, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce, continued with the
message that veterans make great hires and stated, “America’s veterans have
the leadership, the character, and the team-oriented approach that employers
are looking for.”
With a continued effort from the private sector to empower transitioning
veterans in translating their advanced training, specialized education, and
military experience early on in the transition process, a new generation of
veterans will be able to articulate their military work for the civilian
marketplace. And that’s something recruiters need help understanding, but with
the use of military skills translators and other readily available tools,
seeing the workplace potential in a veteran has never been easier.
Veterans also need support as they affiliate with an organization. A key for
every employer is to onboard them properly and recognize that internal veteran
affinity and mentoring programs will ensure they retain that individual.
To learn more and access Monster's National Veteran Employment Summit report,
visit http://mnstr.me/vetsummit, and to learn more about hiring veterans,
visit the Veterans Employment Center.
Military.com is the nation's largest online military destination serving over
ten million members, including active duty personnel, reservists, guard
members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those
considering military careers. Military.com enables the 30 million Americans
with military affinity to access information about their benefits, advance
their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life.
Military.com develops efficient affinity marketing and communications programs
for government agencies and companies serving this market. Military.com is a
business unit of Monster Worldwide, Inc. More information is available
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Kristen Gugliotta, 978-461-8089
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