Thursday, May 22, 2014

LoriBioEdit 2012 2 Introducing  RAV (RECRUIT A VETERAN) From NextGen

May is National Military Appreciation Month and we at NextGen are honoring our service men and women by honoring our veterans.  This year we have introduced our new RAV Initiative.  RAV stands for a Recruit A Veteran and our mission is to help Veterans redeploy into the civilian workforce.  RAV supports veterans and their families by providing great career opportunities and includes help with education, training, mentoring, resume writing, interview tips and career coaching.  Our approach in recruiting veterans is tactical, strategic and targeted.  And we deliver.  At NextGen, our tenured recruiting teams match great talent with fantastic companies all across the US.  We hire the best and the brightest for emerging tech companies, small business and the Fortune 500 for the changing world of business and technology and we believe that there is a tremendous talent pool that can be found in the Veteran community.  

As part of this initiative, we have taken Governor Nixon’s Show-Me Heroes Pledge.  In January 2010, Governor Nixon launched the ‘Show-Me Heroes’ initiative to help Missouri’s Veterans and members of the National Guard & Reserve reconnect with meaningful careers, and to showcase Missouri employers who have pledged to do so.  Since establishment of the Show-Me Heroes program in 2010, more than 1,600 veterans have been hired by Missouri businesses and to date, 2,118 Missouri businesses have taken the Show-Me Heroes pledge.
In addition to recruitment, the RAV program also includes supporting our troops.  We’re participating in the WIL radio Adopt a Soldier program.   This grass-root effort was started after the tragic September 11th events and the goal is to honor active US Military personnel.  Adopt a Soldier connects supportive St. Louisans with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement, support, and express gratitude to the brave men and women serving our country.

We are also participating in the IHeart Radio Show Your Stripes Alliance.  The iHeartRadio Show Your Stripes Alliance showcases companies that directly leverage the skills of transitioning service members and military veterans. There is no cost to participate and businesses can join the iHeartRadio Show Your Stripes movement to increase the number of qualified veteran applicants their business. 

At NextGen, we have a profound respect for our servicemen and women and our veterans. We are excited about hiring our heroes and we encourage other businesses to participate in these important efforts.  Importantly, if you or someone you know could benefit from this program we invite you to contact us.  

 NextGen…Dedicated to Hiring Our Heroes!