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RPO firm launches veteran talent programme

The platform has been built specifically to facilitate the placement of U.S. military veterans into corporate jobs that are well matched to their skills and interests.

Walmart, Bank of America, Delta Air Lines and Covance have joined the talent exchange, scheduled to launch Veterans Day.

Through most systems, when a candidate’s application does not ultimately result in employment, the process is over.

The Veteran Talent Exchange Platform invites veterans whose application did not lead to employment with one company, to continue the process and potentially be matched to an appropriate position with one of the other talent exchange partners.  The opt-in process begins with an email invitation through which candidates who are military veterans can choose to add their profile to the exchange and gain access to additional companies’

Every candidate’s profile is handled with confidentiality and every candidate is provided with the privacy policy upfront before they add their professional profile to the exchange.

The talent exchange is dedicated to veterans because, overall, veterans experience unique challenges finding employment that is appropriately suited to their backgrounds and skill sets as they exit the military. PeopleScout’s ongoing programs and expertise in veteran hiring initiatives will be leveraged to launch the exchange and support the corporate partners’ own veteran hiring initiatives.

“We know that as a rule, veterans offer highly valued skills to the employment marketplace, but that each person’s experience and goals are different,” commented Patrick Beharelle, CEO of Seaton, which is PeopleScout’s parent company. He added, “We are proud to partner with leading firms who are committed to joining in the effort to improve veterans’ job prospects.”

PeopleScout is an established leader on veteran hiring efforts, and has helped numerous clients establish formal veteran hiring programs and increase veteran hires.

“Earlier this year, we began our work with Walmart to put 100,000 veterans to work,” explained Allison Brigden, a vice president at PeopleScout who leads the exchange. “The Talent Exchange is the next phase of an important initiative.”



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