SHL Launches Veterans' TotalMatch Solution to Improve Success Hiring Veterans into Private Sector Jobs
New Veterans Hiring Solution Uses a More Complete View of Experience, Competencies, and Interests to Help Companies Better Match Veterans to Civilian Jobs
ATLANTA, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SHL, the global leader in talent measurement solutions, today announced the launch of Veterans' TotalMatch(TM) (VTM) Solution at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition in Atlanta, GA, (Booth #1340). Developed by SHL government subsidiary PDRI, the VTM Solution utilizes assessment science to go beyond simple military skills translation to give a complete picture of new hire candidates returning from military service. This provides civilian employers with a true 360-degree view of a veteran's experience and potential, resulting in veterans being more accurately matched to a larger number of potential civilian jobs they are well suited to perform.
While the national U.S. unemployment rate remains high, increasing numbers of veterans are returning to the workforce as military deployments decrease. Simply put, this means even more candidates for fewer jobs. In response, the Federal Government has issued incentives to boost veterans hiring, including tax credits and other programs for businesses that hire veterans. Private sector companies want to hire vets and veterans want to be matched to the right civilian jobs for their skills and interests. Yet, both are challenged because of difficulties relating veterans' military skills and experience to civilian jobs, especially for veterans who served in combat jobs. Until now, tools to help companies hire veterans have almost exclusively focused on translating the veteran's military skills to civilian occupations. Beyond the fact that some military jobs simply do not translate well into civilian counterparts, veterans are much more than the skills they acquire from their military jobs. They bring a wide array of experience, competencies, and interests - beyond their military job skills - that make them outstanding candidates for many more civilian jobs than can be identified by considering their military skills alone.