Industry trend setters join forces to bring content and career opportunities to Gen-Y'ers
Little Neck, New York, October 24, 2008 - Leviton and Brazen Careerist have joined forces in a strategic initiative to attract young, top talent to Leviton's global workforce. As one of Brazen Careerist's five Pioneer Launch Partners, and the first manufacturer to participate in the strategic venture, Leviton will provide continuous content, including job and blog postings, and commentary and insights to the social networking site which targets young, career-seeking millennials.
As a Pioneer Launch Partner, Leviton shares the stage with other early adopters of social media as a human capital recruitment tool. Companies in the financial, food service, job placement, and career mentoring industries round out Brazen Careerist's early sponsors, and give the career networking site a deep job pool with links to hiring managers at world-renowned companies. Each company's mini-site consists of a company profile, listing of employment opportunities, blog posts, social commentary page, photos and write-ups of statement of philosophy and corporate culture.
"Leviton's human capital initiatives are vital to our leadership and on-going success in our industry. It is essential that Leviton be positioned on the cutting edge of the latest Web 2.0 tools and technology as we engage our current and future employees. Brazen Careerist provides us a great outlet to reach the next generation of workers," said Mark Fogel, Vice President of Human Resources for Leviton.
"The opportunity for organizations to speak to their customers, clients, employees, or potential employees through blogging is the next step in recruiting and retaining Gen Y. It is a pleasure to partner with Leviton as it initiates conversations with Gen -Yer's seeking to enter the workforce or those seeking to take their career to the next level," said Dan Healy, Brazen Careerist's Client Relations Manager Brazen Careerist.
"Today's job seekers want to gain knowledge about different companies' offerings and engage in conversations with recruiters before they step a foot in the door to interview. This is an exciting opportunity for Leviton to spread its employment brand and engage the millennial generation in the workplace," said Dina Anzalone, Corporate Recruitment Manager for Leviton.
About Brazen Careerist
Brazen Careerist is an on-line Gen-Y community of thought leaders and forward-thinking companies formed by Boston Globe Career Columnist, Penelope Trunk, author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success. This year, the Brazen Careerist website was expanded to bring together several hundred bloggers from Generation Y who write on a variety of subjects as diverse as career advice, relationships, money and politics. For more information about Brazen Careerist, visit www.BrazenCareerist.com.
About Leviton Manufacturing
Leviton Manufacturing is North America's leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices. Founded at the dawn of electricity, Leviton has a 102-year long history of product innovation and service excellence. The company's forward-thinking management practices and employee programs have received recognition from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and healthcare provider Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Leviton has a long tradition of philanthropy and social responsibility programs, employee wellness programs and incentives for healthy living and a "green mandate" that supports energy efficient building construction, energy conservation and ecologically conscious business practices. For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing or visit www.leviton.com.