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Washingtonian Tech Titan List
Every year, the Washingtonian compiles a list of the top 100 U.S. “Tech Titans,” who are transforming the future of technology and they way it impacts our lives. This year, Steve Cooker joined the ranks as an industry leader who is influencing the field of veteran employment and workforce transition. Check out the 2013 Washingtonian Tech Titan list to read more.
Monster Government Solutions launches a new blog called MonsterGov
Your source for actionable knowledge and insight on all things related to workforce issues, challenges and solutions in the public sector.
It is our mission to offer proven best practices, timely research and access to our industry thought leaders as we discuss topics that will resonate with you. From planning for new hires and engaging your audience, to attracting the right candidates, and adding them to your staff, MonsterGov can help you meet your organization’s unique workforce challenges. We hope to provide you with innovative ideas and solutions that can help you meet your HR goals.
Monster.com and Military.com Donate to USS Arlington Commissioning
On April 6, 2013, in Norfolk, VA, the United States Navy commissioned the USS Arlington, an amphibious landing ship named to memorialize the heroism of our first responders on 9/11 and those friends, comrades, neighbors and relatives lost that day. Monster and Military.com were resolve sponsors at the event. Learn more here.
Monster.com and Military.com Release Key Findings following National Veteran Employment Summit
Maynard, MA and Washington, DC – March 19, 2013 – Monster.com and Miltary.com released a report summarizing the top-line recommendations and discussions following the first annual 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. Click here for report.
Connecting People to Jobs: Supporting Workforce Development Success Podcast
Workforce organizations need a variety of tools to meet the needs of the populations they serve. Veterans, in particular, are in the spotlight as many struggle to translate their valuable military skills to private sector jobs. It is also a challenge for workforce development, education, and economic development to thoroughly understand local labor markets at both micro and macro levels so that programs are aligned to business needs.
Monster’s Veterans Talent Index, Military.com Jobs site, and its Real Time Labor Intelligence empower WIBs to communicate better with business and industry by identifying trends and local information that help fill jobs and get people back to work. Listen to NAWB CEO Ron Painter as he talks with Susan Fallon, VP Global Strategy & Business Development, Monster Government Solutions, and Bruce Stephen, Director of Real Time Labor Information Research for Monster Worldwide, in a discussion of how WIBs can better engage employers, veterans and other jobseekers they serve by arming themselves with readily available tools and information. Listen here.
As Demand for STEM Jobs Continues to Climb, STEM Skills Gap Widens Among Diverse Workers
In recognition of the value that a diverse workforce brings to business today, Monster.com asked Harris Interactive, a leading market research firm, to conduct research that examines the importance of diversity recruiting in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematical (STEM) professions. The structural shortages, uncovered in our qualitative research, are derived from a variety of factors including candidate location, cultural barriers within diverse communities that include a paucity of role models in STEM occupations, as well as a lack of discussion of these professions in the communities’ educational environments. For the full press release, click here. For full research findings and additional best practices in workforce management and workforce diversity, please visit our Resource Center.
Monster Veterans Talent Index: November 2012
The Veterans Talent Index includes a comprehensive analysis of transitioning military service members, veterans and their employers. The three indices include: the Veteran Career Confidence Index; the Veteran Job Search Activity Index; and the Employer Veteran Hiring Index. Read the entire report here.
Department of Veterans Affairs is recognized by Harvard Kennedy School as a Bright Idea in Government
Monster Government Solutions would like to congratulate the US Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) MyCareer@VA for recently being recognized by Harvard Kennedy School as a Bright Idea in Government. Bright Ideas serves to further recognize and promote creative government initiatives and partnerships in order that government leaders, public servants, and other individuals can learn about noteworthy ideas and can adopt those initiatives that can work in their own communities. MyCareer@VA helps VA employees and job seekers to develop a career path, retain employees and find employment within the VA. Monster Government Solutions is proud to be part of MyCareer@VA in partnership with the VA and Federal Management Partners (FMP). To learn more about the award, please click here.
Monster Government Solutions launches a Strategic Talent Acquisition Community of Practice
TMGov, a leader in talent management in government, has partnered with leading suppliers of talent management services and software to create educational and engaging Communities of Practice (COPs). These communities―free for all government users―offer webinars, video, white papers, and research to facilitate learning about today’s most pressing issues related to leadership and human capital management in government. Monster Government Solutions launched a Strategic Talent Acquisition in Government COP which addresses the unique needs of the government in finding the right candidates with the right skills. It will provide best and next practices for agencies in how to take a more strategic approach to recruiting, hiring, branding, and career mapping. Click here to join the COP.
Government of Canada Taps Monster for Virtual Career Fair
The Government of Canada announced that they are launching a virtual career fair project that will be hosted on Monster.ca. From the press release: "This initiative is an excellent example of our Government’s commitment to managing the public workforce in a responsible manner and modernizing the way we manage human resources," Minister Clement said. "We are proud to have worked with the organizers to support this pilot project." Read the release and background information on the project here.
The Missing Links In Hiring Reform―Finding Top Talent
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Department of Defense (DoD) underwent its largest growth period since the Vietnam War. Now, the DoD hiring paradigm has again shifted. It is no longer about finding enough people to support a war effort, but rather about finding the right people to manage a smaller, leaner effort. The DoD has undertaken several initiatives to improve its hiring process and it is off to a good start. To continue improving, it should take two very critical next steps. Download the Government Business Council issue brief here to learn what the two critical steps are.
Monster Veterans Talent Index
The Monster Veterans Talent Index goes beyond citing unemployment statistics. This important report presents information from employers and veterans to aid both groups in facilitating the employment of veterans across America. The first-ever report was introduced November 2011 as an innovative tool to help connect veterans and employers more effectively. This second in an on-going series of reports highlights the requirements of today’s employers and the needs of transitioning service members. Read the entire report here and the infographic here.
Monster’s SeeMore™ Improving Time and Efficiency Delivering Quality Candidates Quickly to Staffing Firms
Read the press release here.
In the News
• The Washington Post, July 15 2012, "To boost veteran employment, VA uses online career center"
• San Diego Source “Study: Vets, employers lack communication” (Tierney Plumb)
• Seattle Post Intelligencer Blog “Veterans and Employers at Odds on Abilities to Perform Jobs” (Michael Schindler). Also in Edmonds Military Wire
• TMCNet “Monster Veterans Talent Index Reports Communication Gap Between Veterans and Employers Widens”
• Business News Daily – “Why Veterans Are Having Trouble Finding Jobs” (David Mielach)
• Christian Science Monitor – “Unemployed veterans skilled in doing jobs, not in finding them” (Mary Wiltenburg). Aslo Yahoo! News, Topix.com, AllVoices.com, Fox News, NBC, ITTrainingJobs.com, Alabama’s News Leader, DailyMe.com, IraqVoice.com, Alaska Dispatch and Minnesota Post
• The Willis Report- Fox Business Network
• Recruiting Trends – “Top Talent vs. Qualified Talent – Are Employers to Blame for the Talent “Shortage”?”
• Reuters – “Veterans lose confidence in finding jobs: survey” (Nick Zieminski). Also in Chicago Tribune, Yahoo! Finance, CNBC.com, MonoeyNews.com, The Times LIVE, MSN Money, Vicksburg Daily News, The Republic and MoneyNews.com
• Stars and Stripes ‘The Ruptured Duck Blog’ – “Mismatch between veteran job seekers and employers' needs” (Megan McCloskey)
• The Washington Post – “Helping veterans find work in a tight job market” (Hayley Tsukayama)
• The Washington Post ‘Federal Eye Blog’ – “Helping veterans find work in a tight job market” (Hayley Tsukayama)
• Worcester Business Journal – “Index Finds Perception Gap On Veteran Workforce Skills” (Matt Pilon)
• UPI.com – “Survey: Mismatch between vets, employers.” Also in Equities.com
Monster Government Solutions is actively involved with industry associations and organizations that support the public sector. We are called upon regularly to speak at events across the country. Contact us if you’d like a Monster Government Solutions subject matter expert to contribute to your next event.
Events and Appearances
Where to Find Us
Monster Government Solutions is actively involved with industry associations and organizations that support the public sector. We are often called on to speak at events across the country and in cyberspace.
Contact us if you’d like a Monster subject matter expert to participate in your next event.
|Event||Location||Date & Time||Learn more or register|
|Eastern Region Annual Training and Development Forum||Bethesda, MD||April 28-May 1||To learn more, click here.|
|Excellence in Government||Washington, DC||May 13-14||To learn more, click here.|
|NAWDP 2013 Annual Conference||Minneapolis, MN||May 19-22||To learn more, click here.|
|National Association of Regional Councils||Tampa, FL||June 12, 2012|
|CHCI Webinar "Technology in Human Capital Reform: Answering the Call for Change"||Online:|
|June 14, 2012|
|Innovation Event||Washington, DC||June 19, 2012|
|Kansas City Regional Workforce Summit|
Keynote address "Analyzing the Gaps"
|Kansas City, MO||June 27, 2012|
|USNews and World Report, Innovate+Educate |
STEM Summit 2012
|Dallas, TX||June 27-29, 2012|
|NGAUS 2012||Reno, NV||Sept. 9-12, 2012|
|TMGov "Social Media and Executive Development for the 21st Century"||Washington, DC||Sept. 12, 2012|
|DIA Expo||Washington, DC||Sept. 17, 2012|
|NSA Cyber Workshop||Laurel, MD||Sept. 18, 2012|
|Government Talent Management Summit||Washington, DC||Sept. 18-19, 2012|
|NASA HQ Cyber||Washington, DC||Oct. 3, 2012|
|Ft. Meade Tech Expo||Laurel, MD||Oct. 11, 2012|
|FAA HQ Cyber||Washington, DC||Oct. 15, 2012|
|Nuclear Reg Comm (NRC)||Rockville, MD||Oct. 16, 2012|
|DOC Mobile Computing Expo||Washington, DC||Oct. 18, 2012|
|GSA/DHS Building Expo||Washington, DC||Oct. 23, 2012|
|NASA Goddard||Greenbelt, MD||Oct. 26, 2012|
|NICE: (NIST) Cybersecurity||Gaithersburg, MD||Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2012|
|Veterans Virtual Career Fair||Online||Nov. 13-15, 2012|
|Ft. Belvoir Tech Day||Springfield, VA||Nov. 15, 2012|
|Human Capital Management Federal Event||Arlington, VA||Nov. 28-30, 2012|
|The Next Phase of Hiring Reform at Department of Defense||Washington, DC||Dec. 5, 2012|
|National Veteran Employment Summit||Washington, DC||Dec. 12, 2012|
|TMGov- Human Capital Innovation Congress||Bethesda, MD||Dec. 14, 2012|
|The Next Phase of Hiring Reform at DoD|
Innovative Strategies for Finding Top Talent Rebroadcast
|Leveraging Talent Acquisition Tools Webcast||Online||Feb. 28|
|NAWB Forum 2013||Washington, DC||March 9-12|
|CWA's Annual Spring Conference for Workforce Development Professionals||San Diego, CA||March 27-29|
|High-Quality Talent Management in Government||Washington, DC||April 11|