ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – YourMembership.com Inc., a global provider of online member communities and web-based membership management software, today announced that IDG’s InfoWorld presented YourMembership.com client, Hire A Hero, with a 2008 InfoWorld 100 Award. Hire A Hero is a non-profit initiative founded by the Armed Forces Support Foundation that unites military job seekers and military-friendly employers via web 2.0 networking features.
According to IDG, the 2008 InfoWorld 100 Awards honor companies for information technology (IT) projects that exemplify intelligent, creative uses of enterprise technology to meet business and technical objectives. Every year, the InfoWorld 100 Awards celebrate 100 IT organizations that have implemented and integrated technologies in innovative ways in pursuit of concrete business goals. These 100 real-world projects stand as proof that striking a new path in IT can reap deep organizational rewards.
“Hire A Hero does a tremendous job of helping our veterans find civilian careers following their military service,” said William H. Stover Jr., CEO and president of YourMembership.com. “We’re honored to provide the online member community website for Hire A Hero, and we’re proud to be a part of helping our veterans fulfill their post-military career searches. I encourage you and your organization to visit www.hireahero.org if you’d like to donate or hire from the military.”
To create a web 2.0 environment where veterans and veteran-friendly employers could connect, Hire A Hero worked with XAware and used the YourMembership.com API (application programming interface) to integrate the online member community with Salesforce.com’s web-based CRM (customer relationship management) software.
Rob Barr, executive director of Hire A Hero, said, “Utilizing YourMembership.com as the online member component of our solution enables Hire A Hero to engage and connect with veterans in a community that is safe, secure and buzzing with activity. The integration with Salesforce.com is also crucial, as it enables us to gather very relevant, very timely member data from YourMembership.com and pass it directly to our CRM database – and that helps us better serve our member veterans.”
About Hire A Hero
If your organization would like to donate or hire from the military please visit www.hireahero.org. To date, Hire A Hero has come in contact with more than 190,000 service members and helped them transition back into the civilian world. Three out of 10 service members (and their families) who are active in the Hire A Hero online community find meaningful employment through Hire A Hero’s services.
About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps Senior IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.