Public sector workforce services leader to provide HR and training solutions to U.S. federal agencies under $11.5 billion Human Capital and Training contracting vehicle
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Monster Government Solutions, a leader in connecting jobs and people in the public sector and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Monster Worldwide, has been selected to provide human capital strategy, training and development, and performance improvement services to United States federal agencies under the $11.5 billion Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) contract award vehicle.
The exhaustive selection process required companies to compete on criteria including past contract performance, client satisfaction, company financial health and viability, and more.
"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to help meet the training, development and broader talent management needs of all federal agencies," said Steve Cooker, Executive Vice President of Monster Government Solutions. "It's a critical time for our federal workforce. Through both our comprehensive service offerings and information technology (IT) solutions, we look forward to continuing to empower federal personnel to maximize their productivity in support of mission success."
Monster Government Solutions was selected based on successful demonstration of its ability to increase the efficiency of critical business processes, provide optimal professional development opportunities, support effective change management initiatives, as well as the development of key metrics in assessing an agency's human capital management initiatives. Under the HCaTS vehicle, Monster Government Solutions will offer the Federal Government a holistic set of talent management and workforce services to help personnel thrive in today's enterprise workplace.
For 15 years Monster Government Solutions has provided the federal government with professional management and leadership development, customized workforce training and performance management and digital recruiting tools, as well as additional IT support of existing Human Resources (HR) systems. Monster pioneered online recruiting in 1994 and in the decades since, Monster Government Solutions has made significant investments in human capital management solutions to support the government in finding, hiring and developing its workforce.
The HCaTS award vehicle will be administered by the U.S. General Services Administration on behalf of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which will be responsible for HCaTS policy oversight to ensure that federal agencies are properly matched with HR solutions that best meet their needs. Selected companies will be competing for task orders over the 10.5-year contract term.
About Monster Government Solutions
For 15 years, Monster Government Solutions has been working with leaders in government and education. Along the way, we changed the way people look for government jobs and we constantly strive to make a difference in the lives of people across the country, the way employers look for people, and how organizations connect with their target audiences. Our software solutions also vastly improve the recruitment experience by increasing speed-to-hire and accelerating the onboarding process, so new employees become more productive, faster. There are nearly 100 federal government agencies that rely on Monster's federal products and services every day, including 14 of 15 cabinet-level agencies and all five branches of the uniformed armed services. Monster Government Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Monster Worldwide, Inc., is a U.S. company with offices in McLean, Virginia.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) is a global leader in connecting people to jobs, wherever they are. For more than 20 years, Monster has helped people improve their lives with better jobs, and employers find the best talent. Today, the company offers services in more than 40 countries, providing some of the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities. Monster continues its pioneering work of transforming the recruiting industry with advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, including our flagship website monster.com® and a vast array of products and services. For more information visit monster.com/about.


MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Military.com and Veterans Florida announced today that they have joined forces to provide employment tools and resources for veterans and transitioning military members who want to live in Florida.

Veterans Florida is a non-profit organization funded by the State of Florida to help promote the state as a great place to live for veterans and for those leaving the military. Military.com and its parent company Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW), a global leader in connecting people to job opportunities, will power a Veteran Talent Portal on the Veterans Florida website that features Military.com's award winning Military Skills Translator, and Transition Center. 

"Many folks leaving the military—whether it's after a few years or after an entire career—have to decide where they will end up after their service is completed," said Greg Smith, President of Military.com and a retired Navy admiral. "We are proud to work with Veterans Florida to provide everything a veteran may need to find employment and settle into their civilian life in Florida."

The  Military Skills Translator leverages Military.com's deep institutional knowledge of military and veteran affairs and Monster's award-winning talent recruitment and management software to provide job seekers with an in-depth, comprehensive, multifaceted picture of how their military service skills can be applied to civilian jobs. Powered by Monster, the tool also links directly to job opportunities that match the veteran's skill set.

The Transition Center is designed to be the first place a military member goes to plan their transition. Members simply input their estimated separation date and receive checklists to help them prepare for their exit from the military. The checklists not only help to ensure the member is on track for planning for their future, but also to provide valuable information on healthcare, benefits, relocation and job opportunities with potential civilian employers. Transitioning service members looking to relocate to Florida can tap into this tool to plan their journey back to civilian life.

"Veterans Florida is a non-profit corporation created by the State of Florida to help veterans fully transition to civilian life in the Sunshine State.  We connect veterans toemployers, grant funds to employers to hire and train veterans, and educate veterans on how to open their own businesses in our state," said Bobby Carbonell, Executive Director of Veterans Florida. Monster and Military.com are leaders in the veteran employment and veteran recruitment and hiring landscape. We are so fortunate to be able to feature the tools and resources they are providing through the Veteran Talent Portal on our site."

Many consider Florida to be one of the most veteran friendly states in the nation, with more than 1.5 million veterans choosing to make the state their home. Additionally, Florida is ranked the second "best state for business" and is home to numerous businesses in high-growth fields such as aerospace, manufacturing, logistics, research and development, and technology that are seeking to hire veterans and provide them with the training they need to build a long and fruitful career. The state also offers expedited licensure to veterans in several fields.

Additionally, Florida waives out-of-state tuition fees for all honorably discharged veterans through the "Congressman C.W. Bill Young Tuition Waiver Program." This means that if you are a veteran from another state and are accepted into a Florida state college or university, you will qualify for in-state tuition rates, as long as you reside in the state of Florida while pursuing your degree. The state also waives undergraduate tuition for state universities, community colleges, and career and technical schools for recipients of the Purple Heart or combat decorations superior in precedence to the Purple Heart.

About Military.com
Military.com is the nation's largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. A leader in veteran employment and solutions for companies looking to hire veterans, Military.com offers employment tools, transition assistance, and employer resources as well as military discounts, and information on all of the benefits earned in service. Military.com is a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. More information is available at www.military.com.


Technology council program is aimed at finding talent

Technology jobs, some with high-pay potential, are among the most sought after in the commonwealth, and Northern Virginia is the state’s technology hub.

The Herndon-based Northern Virginia Technology Council, the largest regional tech group in the U.S., wants qualified veterans to know — please apply.

Since 2013, the council has led an innovative business-driven Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI). The program is designed to help veterans find jobs and to assist technology companies in filling vacancies with veterans who are already qualified or can be trained.

Seven hundred  to 1,000 service members from military bases and installations in the D.C. area transition into civilian life every month. That tide of veterans is not going to get any smaller, says Steve Jordon, VEI’s program manager.
“Companies need talent, and this provides another recourse,” says Jordon, a former Navy captain who retired after 30 years of service.

Stephen Fuller of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis has forecast that during the current decade (ending in 2020), 41 percent of the more than 124,000 new jobs in Northern Virginia will be created in the professional, scientific and technical-services sectors.

The technology council says that finding qualified employees for those new jobs is difficult, adding that workforce development is one of the biggest long-term challenges facing the industry.

The council and Monster.com, one of the most visited employment websites in the world, have formed an online community. It includes a vast, searchable database of jobs at council member firms.

Every council member — about 1,000 companies — can post jobs for free on NoVaTechVets.org and related sites. They also can access Monster’s database of thousands of veterans’ résumés.

NoVaTechVets.org also has “a military skills translator” that can help veterans match their skills with civilian jobs.

Other tools on the site help vets build their résumés and review opportunities for further education. All of these features are designed to help veterans make the sometimes bumpy transition to the civilian workforce a little smoother.

Jordon says that VEI and Virginia Values Veterans began about the same time, and they have close links. “We’re mutually supportive,” he says. “It’s a symbiotic relationship.”

Tech council companies that also are V3-certified have reported hiring 4,000 veterans since VEI began.

But Jordon says that number probably underestimates the number of veterans who have actually found employment, because not every company is V3-certified and reports its hires.

A series of special events established by VEI is called “recruiting days.”

Unlike traditional job fairs where applicants looking for jobs circulate between tables, recruiting days allow employers to pre-screen veterans’ résumés before speaking with them in small groups.

Jordon says an applicant can get up to 20 minutes of face time with a potential employer. “Career speed-dating,” he says.

To aid companies, monthly VEI webinars also provide tips on best practices in hiring, training and retaining veterans.

Although Jordon describes the VEI as “philanthropic and patriotic,” that’s not the bottom line.

“At the end of the day, the decision to bring a veteran on board is a business decision,” he says.

Originally posted at virginiabusiness.com



Original Article Posted on GCN on July 27, 2016 
By Paul McCloskey 

Washington  Gov. Jay Inslee wants to help spur workforce development throughout the state by rolling out a jobs-matching website that combines features of the state’s WorkSource job matching site and technology from jobs powerhouse, Monster Worldwide Inc.
The upgraded website, called WorkSourceWA.com, offers employers improved job recruitment tools, talent-management software to find candidates faster and ways to perform side-by-side comparisons of job seeker attributes.
“This partnership will help our state reduce unemployment and grow our economy, while ensuring that Washingtonian workers and employers have opportunities to be successful and prosper,” Inslee said.
The site is powered by Monster but carries Washington State branding and data. It offers job seekers resume-builder tools so they can stand out in the candidate pool as well as skills and assessment tools to help them explore opportunities  and chart progress throughout their careers. An integrated case management system also helps expert advisors in 60 statewide resource centers help residents find jobs.
In the 14 years prior to relaunching the site, the state’s employment security office hosted a mainframe-based labor exchange that was mostly a system for organizing paperwork.
“Employers posted jobs and job seekers posted resumes, but people looked at the piles and did the actual match,” said Dale Peinecke, commissioner of Washington's Employment Security Department.
Two years ago the state launched a search for a technology partner to modernize the program,   choosing Monster Government Solutions. In addition to having 20 years’ experience in jobs matching, Monster had a valuable technology advantage: artificial intelligence and semantic technology that could help automate parts of the decision making process.
“With the Monster Government Solutions technology piece, we’ve got artificial intelligence that does the matching,” Peinecke said. “That allows our people to spend more time doing career or employer counseling and move cases forward.”


The new WorkSourceWA platform supports collaboration between the technology platform, future employees, workforce stakeholders and recruitment services.

Original Article Posted on Government Technology 
By Jessica Renee Napier on  July 6, 2016

Scouring the classifieds for a job has long been a thing of the past, but even the next iteration of job hunting — the standard online job listing and search — is becoming outdated. As the number of online career search tools grows, so too does the need for a platform that feels unique and innovative.
Enter WorkSourceWA.com, the state of Washington's new job match website, announced July 6 by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Developed by the state in conjunction with Monster Worldwide Inc., the website hosts more than 157,000 jobs and about 191,000 resumes.
"It's scalable for a highly mobile workforce,” said Dale Peinecke, the state’s employment security commissioner. “It provides a robust job search and resume solutions for job seekers, and it gives employers talent management software to provide real-time, ranked job matches."
The new platform replaces the state’s previous platform, go2worksource.com, which, like many other online job sites, was developed more than a decade ago and used an outdated technology.
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