Destiny Group Service Helps Employers Anxious About Guard/Reserve Commitments

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It’s a recruitment dilemma -- employers know firsthand the advantage of hiring proven, transitioning military personnel, but many are afraid if they continue to do so, these talented individuals may be called into the reserves and leave critical holes in their organization. The Destiny Group, a recruitment source catering to the military niche, has solved the problem, and the following press release provides details on its new service. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions. Respectfully, Bill Gaul 619-696-8700

Destiny Group Service Helps Employers Anxious About Guard/Reserve Commitments

San Diego, CA (August 25, 2004) -- The Destiny Group (http://www.destinygrp.com), operator of a network with almost 50 veteran-specific career sites, is proud to announce it has formed an alliance with Eliyon Technologies. Eliyon’s online database has emerged as a premier tool in the recruiting market for identifying hidden talent. With this alliance, The Destiny Group provides employers with a “one stop shop” for sourcing both active and passive candidates when they license Destiny’s tools. As part of the agreement, qualifying Destiny Group customers will gain access to Eliyon’s database of more than 21 million business people profiles,

With the continuing call-up of the Guard/Reserve, many employers are growing skittish about hiring directly from the transitioning military talent pool. Both large and small organizations can feel the pinch when valuable key players are called back into active service. The military will also place additional “stop gap” loss measures on certain key billets to retain the same leadership and skills that are in demand in the corporate world.
Employers are, therefore, turning to The Destiny Group to locate “former military” personnel who have fulfilled their military commitments and by virtue of their service possess the skills and values that the companies desire.

“We have seen a shift in the makeup of our database of jobseekers” states Bill Gaul, President and CEO of The Destiny Group. “More than 60% of our database of 140,000 candidates possess additional, valuable business acumen from working in the civilian work force many years for leading employers. As a result, they have considerable relevant and competitive business skills for any new employer.”

To satisfy this growing need for proven business performers, who are typically “passive” jobseekers, Destiny has teamed with Eliyon to provide employers a one-stop shop for both active and passive recruiting techniques. Eliyon’s database can be searched on any of twelve different fields, allowing users to specify military service or service academy education by entering keywords in the appropriate search fields.

Destiny’s qualifying licensees will receive access to Eliyon’s database for a limited time as part of their Destiny agreement, and have the opportunity to become Eliyon subscribers. A self-guided tour of Eliyon’s easy-to-use tools to identify hidden talent is available at http://www.eliyon.com/destinygroup.

“Eliyon can help any employer grow their network of candidates and zero in on the best candidates including those with prior military experience,” said Madeline Mooney, vice president of marketing for Eliyon “We are excited that this new agreement with The Destiny Group will put Eliyon’s database of professionals in front of up to 50,000 companies who have expressed a strong commitment in locating quality employees.”

Destiny Group operates the only veteran specific database to compartmentalize veteran data into 10 different segments, allowing employers to access specifically former military personnel, or others such as active clearance holders. “Employers can’t scoop up former military at a base career fair like they can do with transitioning military,” remarks Gaul, “but they can by licensing our (Destiny) tools now.”

About The Destiny Group
The Destiny Group (http://www.destinygrp.com) has been selected for three consecutive years as one of the "50 Best" employment websites, and the only member of the Top 50 with a military focus. Led by noted author and military recruiting "veteran" Bill Gaul, The Destiny Group is on the GSA schedule and has been endorsed by leading universities, and several key veteran associations for their free services and assistance to veterans. The Destiny Group is privately held.

About Eliyon
Eliyon Technologies is the first commercial product that systematically reads web pages, recognizes and saves business-related content and then automatically creates up-to-date individual profiles of business professionals and companies. Eliyon is the most current and complete source of information on professionals and businesses in the U.S., combining industry-leading proprietary search, content creation and presentation technologies. As of June 2004, the Eliyon database included more than 21 million profiles of business executives and mid-level managers, with over 25,000 new ones added and 100,000 profiles updated daily.

Eliyon’s customers range from executive search firms to 25% of the Fortune 100, including companies such as AOL Time Warner, Oracle, Lockheed Martin, Wachovia, IBM, Microsoft, Staples, among others. Eliyon is privately held and based in Cambridge, MA.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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