PITTSBURGH (October 22, 2015)—Victory Media announced today the hiring of Jolene Jefferies, SPHR, as Vice President of its Training & Development division. In her role, Jolene is responsible for developing curriculum for higher education institutions, corporations, transition program managers and business influencers to provide insights, case studies and actionable tips for implementing leading practices in the recruiting, hiring, support and career development of our nation’s veterans and military spouses.
“With over 25 years of HR experience working with Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions, Jolene is a tremendous addition to the Victory leadership team,” states Chris Hale, Chairman and Co-Founder of Victory Media. “In 2001 while at Union Pacific she pioneered the development of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to capture and track applications received online. It was a mammoth undertaking, and the company is still using the core ATS today. Jolene has also testified to Congress on veteran hiring compliance and is highly respected in her field as a passionate supporter of veterans and service members. Combining her expertise and network with our vast amount of data on corporate hiring practices will take our training solutions to the next level.”
Prior to joining Victory Media, Jolene was President of her own consulting firm, Workforce Sage, LLC, from 2013 to 2015, and previously served as the VP of Strategic Partnerships for DirectEmployers Association from 2008 to 2013. She also held director positions in HR and employment for Union Pacific Railroad and SITEL Worldwide, as well as human resources positions in the restaurant and aviation industries. Jolene served on the boards of the National Association and the Rocky Mountain Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE and RMACE), FutureForce Nebraska, and was a gubernatorial appointee to the Nebraska State Workforce Investment Board. She was recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with the prestigious Seven Seals Award for her sustaining support of their mission. Additionally, Jolene provided congressional testimony to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on June 1, 2011 at the hearing “Putting America’s Veterans Back to Work.”
Jolene received her BSBA in HR Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®). She resides with her husband in the Omaha area.
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Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
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