Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW), the worldwide leader in connecting people to job opportunities, and Military.com, the nation’s largest military and veteran membership organization, on Wednesday hosted an invitation-only event for human resource leaders who heard from, and engaged with, Veterans, senior Military and government officials and respected non-profit and private sector leaders about the most effective practices to prepare, support and connect Veterans to those employers that want to hire them.
Participants represented over 150 employers, across a spectrum of industries and sizes with varying degrees of veteran recruitment programs in place. In addition to perspectives shared from government officials on the importance of veteran hiring, attendees heard from recently transitioned veterans on the challenges of their personal transitions. Some key themes centered on communication and the importance of connecting the employer and seeker. New, transitioning service members may also have educational skill gap issues that should be better identified during the transition process so the employment component can be more readily addressed. Across the board, the message was, once the exiting service member connects with the right employment opportunity, the candidate provides excellent value for the employer and a strong background in teamwork and a can do attitude.A comprehensive report recapping the discussions from the National Veteran Employment Summit, including an outline featuring the next steps in veteran employment for government and industry, is scheduled to be released in early 2013. Monster and Military.com are committed to helping employers hire these dedicated men and women who served our country and to helping our nation's veterans find civilian positions that utilize their experiences and skills. To access Monster's comprehensive Nov. 2012 Veterans Talent Index report, and to learn more about hiring veterans, visit the Veterans Employment Center. About Military.com 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 at www.military.com. About Monster Worldwide Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster®, is the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities. From the web, to mobile, to social, Monster helps companies find people with customized solutions using the world's most advanced technology to match the right person to the right job. With a local presence in more than 40 countries, Monster connects employers with quality job seekers at all levels, provides personalized career advice to consumers globally and delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit http://www.monster.com. More company information is available at http://about-monster.com.