NEWS + ADVICE
News briefs: Background Checks and Virtual Veterans
Fedblog: Background Checks, New Media-Style
A review of how the current government hiring practices have been revolutionary even with their lengthy essay questions and how private practice of resume key word search may not hire the right employee. All on the eve of new legislation to streamline government hiring processes.
For Veterans, a virtual world of support
The Department of Defense has launched a virtual world project called Coming Home in the popular online community Second Life. The purpose of the program is to provide support for veterans returning home that may not have access to offline community support and services because of a remote living location. Special programs are being developed to address PTSD.