Are Military Spouses the Answer to Your Talent Issues? [Narrator] Yes, They Are | Sessions

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Are Military Spouses the Answer to Your Talent Issues? [Narrator] Yes, They Are
In-Person and Virtual Wednesday 06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn about corporate best practices for employees and contractors to leverage military spouses as a talent strategy. SHRM Foundation will also share resources from their Military Community at Work to support your efforts in hiring this talent pool. 
Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

The pandemic was the largest proof -of -concept that your fears about hiring military spouses were wrong. One of the most educated, entrepreneurial, resilient talent pools out there, military spouses still have over a 20% unemployment rate and are eager to be a resource. With new innovative models, corporate best practices, and public support for fellowships, if you are not tapping into this talent pool in the workplace of today, you are missing out on talent, innovation and hurting your bottom-line.Learning Objectives:Hear evidence -based research as well as personal experiences on why military spouses are a talent strategy you should be pursuing in your workplace.Learn about innovative models and networks to access immediately a pipeline of talent eager and ready to work.Hear best practices in your workplaces for working with military spouses and their value proposition to your organization.Understand how to tap into government initiatives to spur military spouse hiring.

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Elizabeth Kohm Photo
Elizabeth Kohm, Manager, Foundation Programs,
SHRM Foundation
Marcus Ohlenforst Photo
Marcus Ohlenforst, HR Military Workforce Strategist,
Allison Chamberlayne Photo
Allison Chamberlayne, Director of Operations ,
Hiring Our Heroes