HireVue, the leading digital recruiting and talent interaction provider, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recently participated in a first-of-its-kind hiring event, Hiring Our Heroes, at Ramstein Air Force Base and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Germany.
HireVue experts helped more than 1,200 transitioning service members and their spouses hone their interview skills and connect with U.S. based employers through video, mobile and digital interaction technology platforms. This was the largest hiring event ever held on a U.S. military installation overseas in an effort to help men and women leaving the military find employment opportunities at home.
"We are excited to help service members and veterans learn how to best translate their experiences and skills at the Hiring Our Heroes event, so they return home with improved interview skills and a brighter outlook on getting a job, if they haven't already secured one" said Mark Newman, founder and CEO of HireVue. "One of our core values at HireVue is to help job candidates tell their story and demonstrate their skills in the most effective way possible, and through Hiring Our Heroes, we are able to arm service members with the tools they need to successfully transition into the civilian workforce."
With millions of job openings and a widening global skills gap, the demand for strong leadership talent is greater than ever. Conversely, millions of the world's strongest leaders are fighting to find their next opportunity as they begin transitioning out of active military service. The challenge is trying to find and match this highly capable talent to active opportunities using traditional job application and screening processes that often unintentionally overlook veterans, active servicemen and women. By looking past resumes and profiles, digital recruiting technology - including video, mobile and social enriched interactions - levels the playing field for veterans, giving them a chance to tell their story and connect businesses with highly capable talent.
HireVue, whose clients include 18 of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, is also inviting recruiting professionals to donate their time to review service members' interviews and provide feedback. These recruiting pros are helping veterans develop interviewing techniques to best showcase the valuable, real world skills learned through serving their country that are most attractive to potential employers.
"Through the tremendous support of HireVue, we are better able to connect transitioning service members overseas to employment opportunities at home, said Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber and executive director of Hiring Our Heroes. "HireVue's video, mobile and digital interaction technology platform enables vets to tell their story and demonstrate their abilities in a complete way, one that gives a full picture of their service and skills. There is a growing number of men and women leaving the military from overseas with leadership and problem solving skills that are hard to come by in today's labor market. It's wonderful to see the private sector come together in support of our returning troops after all they've given."
HireVue's partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring our Heroes is part of its ongoing HireMission program, aimed at helping Veterans secure jobs. HireMission also helps them hone interview skills through test interviews, which are evaluated by hiring experts. Companies looking to set up their Veteran hiring efforts can check out HireVue's Military Recruiting Playbook, complete with use cases, best practices and success stories to help companies realize the vast impact digital recruiting can have on Veteran hiring.