October 07, 2013 07:15 ET

Upcoming Bernard Hodes Group Event Highlights Military Recruiting

Mission:Recruit Features Keynote by Three-Star LTG and Former Head of HR for the U.S. Army

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2013) - Hodes, the integrated talent communications agency, announced today the details of its military recruitment event being held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Titled Mission: Recruit, this private event has been designed for employers who are seeking to recognize the benefits of hiring military talent. Appropriately, the venue for Mission: Recruit is New York City's popular Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

"Military veterans possess the skills that are key predictors of job performance," said Mike Tsugranis, leader of Hodes' Northeast Region. "Their work ethic, time management and teamwork skills combined with their proven leadership and resilient personality traits make veterans particularly attractive candidates. At the same time, many employers are setting military recruitment goals as a strategic business priority."

More than a million service members are expected to exit the military by 2016, making this talent pool a viable source of exemplary candidates. Tsugranis added that because Hodes has been advising clients on veteran-related outreach programs, holding an informational event with top speakers would provide important information for employers.

Serving as keynote speaker for Mission: Recruit is LTG (Retired) General Michael D. Rochelle, the former head of HR for the U.S. Army. General Rochelle's career included numerous command and staff assignments, including commanding general of Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He now serves as president and CEO of a strategic human capital consulting firm.

The event, which includes lunch, begins at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 1:45 p.m. In addition to General Rochelle's presentation on how to successfully recruit and engage military candidates, a panel of talent acquisition experts will discuss the latest trends and technologies to advance military recruitment.

Mission: Recruit is complimentary for qualified HR professionals and includes a museum tour. To request an invitation, please contact Fran Levendusky at Hodes via email at

About Hodes
Bernard Hodes Group has been the originator of the recruitment industry's trailblazing innovations. From pioneering employment branding as a multichannel solution to developing one of the first online job boards, Hodes continues its track record of award-winning offerings through today's new digital, mobile and social strategies.

Hundreds of multinational companies -- including many industry leaders -- rely on Hodes to help source, engage and retain qualified talent. Headquartered in New York City, Hodes supports its growing client portfolio through offices and affiliates around the globe. To learn more, visit Hodes is owned by Findly, Inc., a provider of award-winning HR technology solutions.