HireVue partners with SaluteMyJob to reduce barriers to employment for ex-military personnel

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The partnership supports veterans and other members of the armed forces community transition to civilian work by enabling them to practice and sharpen their interview skills

London, 24 June, 2021 – HireVue, the global leader in video interviewing, assessments, chat and recruiting automation technology, has announced a new partnership with SaluteMyJob, to provide career support and guidance for ex-members of the UK Armed Forces, who often struggle to transition to civilian work and can find interview scenarios challenging. This is a particularly prominent issue for veterans, who entered the Armed Forces at a young age, often with little or no experience of civilian employment. 

Former servicemen and women are usually highly skilled candidates, yet often struggle to move into the private sector due to a lack of direct industry experience or formal higher education. Compounded by a lack of interview experience, skills can often go unrecognized such as negotiation abilities, calmness under pressure, self-discipline and a mission focused mentality. 

As a HireVue ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) partner, SaluteMyJob can now provide its network of candidates with access to HireVue’s interview and assessment platform, enabling them to practice with video interview technology and become competent in shining a light on these skills when answering interview questions. Its team also has access to HireVue Builder, enabling them to rapidly create high-quality structured interviews based on predetermined key skills for the job.

Andrew Jackson, CEO of SaluteMyJob, said, “This partnership with HireVue is invaluable in our mission to ensure ex-Servicemen and women are in a position to access the opportunities available to them when they leave the Armed Forces and take the right steps on their journeys into employment. For many armed forces personnel, the transition towards civilian work presents a series of unjust, structural barriers fueling a belief that there is a lack of opportunity. This can lead to many candidates feeling trapped into taking lower paid, unsecure positions.” 

A recent survey by SaluteMyJob of 640 members of the Armed Forces community found that over a third of respondents felt disadvantaged when applying for jobs due to their military association, while only 18% of people said that they found it easy to find the right organization to meet their needs. Transition support and mentoring was named as the most important need for veterans so the provision of a safe space where military men and women can practice and build interview confidence is key to the transition process.  

“We’re proud to be partnering with SaluteMyJob to improve preparation for employment opportunities for veterans in the UK,” said Kevin Parker, Chairman and CEO of HireVue. “Technology should not be a barrier to re-entering the workforce and candidates will be able to build confidence in answering video interview questions and trialling the virtual interview technology now used in the recruitment processes of many large organisations. By using HireVue’s end-to-end hiring experience platform, SaluteMyJob can provide accurate and tailored feedback to candidates, with tangible tips and advice on how they can improve their performance ahead of a real interview.” 

HireVue has provided SaluteMyJob with a virtual interview practice room, which can be used at a candidate’s leisure or ahead of an interview for a specific role. In addition, SaluteMyJob is also able to utilise one of HireVue’s game-based assessments, which helps it to establish a candidate’s competencies and inspire potential career paths that align closely with their soft skills and previous experience. 

To learn more about HireVue’s partnership with SaluteMyJob, please visit: https://www.salutemyjob.com/interview-practice-tool 

About HireVue 

HireVue is where hiring happens – transforming the way organizations discover, engage, and hire the best talent. Connecting companies and candidates anytime, anywhere, HireVue’s industry leading end-to-end hiring platform features video interviewing, assessments and conversational AI. HireVue has hosted more than 20 million video interviews and 143M chat-based candidate engagements for over 700 pioneering customers around the globe.

About Salute My Job

SaluteMyJob is on a mission to better connect people from the Armed Forces community with supportive, ‘Forces Friendly’ employers and the opportunities they offer. We help employers plan and implement structured, sustainable and measurable programmes to support delivery of pledges made when signing the Armed Forces Covenant and to build pipelines of talent.

Soldiers, sailors and airmen have transferable knowledge, skills and experience that add value to any organisation. SaluteMyJob provides access to this 1m strong community and helps jobseekers plan their job search and undertake the right training to adapt or develop relevant skills and to realise their true potential. 

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