September 12, 2018 – Fairfield, NJ-based recruitment firm HonorVet Technologies has announced an initiative intended to help veterans, their spouses and children find civilian jobs.
“As the job market in the United States progresses, veterans and veteran spouses continue to experience unemployment rates four times the local average,” said the firm. “As a result, a lot of families find themselves experiencing the difficult decisions to either sacrifice two incomes or in some cases leave the military service. It is a choice that hurts the ability of the military to retain service members with families.”
A technology-driven staffing firm, HonorVet Technologies said it is engaging in strategic partnerships with medium and large-sized businesses to establish meaningful employment for veterans. The firm offers turnkey solutions which help corporate Fortune 500 companies attract, choose, and retain a high-quality workforce.
Military veterans returning to civilian workplaces provide employers with far more than just the technical abilities they developed in their military service, said HonorVet Technologies. “These veterans come with a complete set of talents: leadership, responsibility, discipline and the skills to motivate big groups,” said the firm. “From the office cubicles down to C-suite, military veterans are a crucial part of the workforce.”
HonorVet Technologies, established in 2015, is a certified service disabled-veteran-owned small business specializing in IT and technology project and contingent placement services assisting veterans with their transition into civilian workplaces. The firm offers clients optimal placements by combining experience with data-driven findings and human interactions about candidates.
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HonorVet Technologies offers staffing services in light industrial professional services, engineering, information technology, clerical and administration verticals. Staffing services include contingent staffing, project work, executive search and permanent placements. Technology platforms include predictive analysis, artificial intelligence, ATS and proprietary databases.
This summer, HonorVet Technologies collaborated with ENGAGE Talent to align veterans and spouses with best-fit jobs. ENGAGE Talent is an AI software firm which offers predictive insights allowing employers to source, target and engage candidates strategically.
HonorVet’s purpose is to lower the underemployment in the veteran community by providing best-fit opportunities in civilian workplaces, said the firm. It provides advanced recruitment solutions, a combination of predictive analysis, artificial intelligence, processes and methodologies to support the company’s “high touch” expertise. HonorVet Technologies delivers recruitment solutions to clients with suitable skill-sets (preferably veterans along with non-veterans for the hard-to-fill positions).
HonorVet Technologies’ mission is to help companies transform their staff and reflect the varied customers and communities they serve, said the firm. It strives to change the lives of thousands of early career professionals by helping them cultivate their talents.
Rejoining the civilian work world remains a major challenge for veterans. A report by software company iCIMS, “America’s Heroes at Work: The Veteran Hiring Report,” found that 85 percent of employed post-9/11 veterans are not completely satisfied with their current job. Eighty-six percent of post-9/11 veterans spend time each week looking for a new job, the report said.
In collaboration with RecruitMilitary, the nation’s leading veteran hiring firm, the study was conducted to gain a better understanding of post-9/11 veterans’ experience and expectations while job hunting and at work, following their military experience.
The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans declined 1.4 percentage points from 2014 to 2015 to 5.8 percent. While the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans is falling, the iCIMS survey revealed just how tough it continues to be for veterans to build a career in the civilian workplace – and why some employers fail to attract talented candidates with military service experience.
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“The results from our survey are eye-opening, and reinforces the need for employers to focus on nurturing their veteran employees and enhance their recruitment efforts to attract veteran job seekers,” said Susan Vitale, chief marketing officer at iCIMS. “Although it is encouraging to see the unemployment rates for post-9/11 veterans on the decline, our survey reveals just how tough the transition continues to be for those who are trying to build a career in the civilian workforce and why some employers are missing the mark in attracting talented candidates with experience in the military.”
When looking for a job, post-9/11 veterans might not be finding the right opportunities. In fact, 86 percent of post-9/11 veterans decided not to apply for or accept a job after leaving the military. Disappointment with the salary or benefits offered (56 percent) was the top reason, followed by believing they didn’t have enough education or training to do the job (41 percent), and reading negative reviews about the company’s culture or work environment (30 percent).
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media