Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2015Talent acquisition consulting and recruitment services firm TalentRISE today announced that it is partnering with ConnectVETS to help U.S. military veterans more effectively transition to the civilian workforce, enable employers to better connect with this experienced talent pool and, if applicable, meet the new regulations for veteran hiring. In September of 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published an amendment to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment against protected veterans and requiring them to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain these veterans. “Our clients are telling us that what works for recruiting a civilian workforce clearly is not working as well for employers seeking to recruit the roughly 2.8 million men and women who have transitioned from military to civilian life over the past dozen years,” said Carl Kutsmode, Managing Partner at TalentRISE. “Employers need to fundamentally rethink their recruitment approach for this population, from targeted outreach and compliance tracking to re-writing job descriptions so transferable skills are effectively matched. Training recruiters and hiring managers, and adjusting on-boarding and cultural assimilation programs to ensure a high-touch experience, are critically important components to effectively attract and engage this valuable talent pool.” “The new government mandates for federal contractors is creating added employer pressure around compliance to meet a 7% of workforce veteran hiring goal over the next few years,” said Emily Garrity, co-founder of ConnectVETS. “Our mission is to remove barriers to employment for veterans and employers. We believe TalentRISE’s strategic approach and deep expertise in specialized talent acquisition coupled with our industry insights and veteran career transition coaching will more effectively address these military recruitment challenges through tailored consulting, training and recruiting solutions.” ABOUT TalentRISETalentRISE is a Chicago-based talent acquisition consulting and recruitment services firm focused on helping companies transform their business through talent. As talent management consultants, the firm partners with clients to help them assess, align, optimize, outsource and/or transform their talent acquisition strategies, systems and processes to best meet and support changing business needs. As recruiters, TalentRISE provides cost-effective, project-based contract recruiting and retained executive search support and scalability to clients’ internal recruitment capabilities for both planned and unexpected hiring spikes related to M&A, organic growth, strategic business expansion, or other corporate change initiatives. About ConnectVETS.orgFounded in 2007, ConnectVETS is a national non-profit organization dedicated to holistically building the bridge to connect transitioning service members, guardsmen, reservists, veterans and their spouses to private sector employment opportunities. A core component of this mission is providing job search education and career transition resources to address the military community’s lack of familiarity with the civilian HR process. The ConnectVETS “New Mission” curriculum is an online, on-demand, modular job search education and career resource program. The 30-hour career services curriculum is a blend of online learning modules, job search tools and complementary resources to help them navigate the job search process and land their ideal position. Find More OFCCP Press Releases