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Step Up: Why Military -Connected Talent Hiring Is The Solution You Are Looking For!
In-Person Monday 06/12/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn more than just the business case to attracting, hiring, and retaining members of the military community but also “next steps”.  SHRM Foundation along with a panelist of workplace hiring experts will share strategies and insight that will enhance your hiring initiatives and provide a road map for your next steps. 

The panel will present on strategies and resources to target military connected talent which include veterans, military spouses and caregivers. We will go beyond the research that demonstrates the business case of why to hire to how workplaces should leverage this untapped talent pool. Panelists will present their experiences, best practices and lessons learned.

We will also share new resources and initiatives from SHRM Foundation to support your own professional development and hiring efforts so you leave the session with the strategies and support you need.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the benefits of starting your own military hiring program and how you can get there along with successful tips, tricks and management skills.
  • Discover the abundance of programs SHRM Foundation has available to the successful recruiting, hiring, and retaining of members of the military community and learn why/how SHRM Foundation can help you get there.
  • Increase the number of informed HR managers, business leaders and employees with programs/certificates that can help your organization flourish!

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Mona Dexter Photo
Mona Dexter, Vice President, Military & Veteran Affairs,
Comcast NBCUniversal
Sean Passmore Photo
Sean Passmore, Head of Enterprise Military & Veteran Initiatives,
Wells Fargo & Company
Marcus Ohlenforst Photo
Marcus Ohlenforst, Lead Military Talent Strategist, HR Chief of Staff Office,
Elizabeth Kohm Photo
Elizabeth Kohm, Manager, Foundation Programs,
SHRM Foundation