With more than 70,000 members across Australia and some of the most demanding, highly skilled roles to fill, recruitment and employee engagement have always been very high priorities for the Department of Defence.

For Head Cadet, Reserve and Employer Support Division Major General Iain Spence, the solution to these challenges clearly lay in providing a better online community. “We were already using Sitecore for our Defence Alumni Network and a number of other external Defence websites.”

Collaborating closely with the Director of Business Optimisation at Sitecore®, Greg Baxter, Defence began to develop the concept behind ForceNet: a military social network combining a professional and social platform, similar to LinkedIn and Facebook, with the recruitment and job search functionality of SEEK - in one, safe and highly secure online environment.