The Veteran Hiring Opportunity: Getting Beyond the Hype and Realizing the Potential

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will show you how to get beyond clichés and platitudes to effectively create a veteran hiring and retention program.

In the world of veteran hiring, there are many myths and false narratives which conspire to lead companies to design and execute veteran hiring initiatives that are ineffective and wasteful. You will learn research-based insights that will allow you to create effective veteran hiring initiatives that will create value for your organization. This session will show you how to:

·         Develop and articulate veteran hiring goals that are clear, timely and measurable.

·         Design a veteran hiring initiative within the context of your company's talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion,
          and community outreach strategies.

·         Avoid the pitfalls and potential backlashes of poorly designed and executed veteran hiring initiatives.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Peter A. Gudmundsson

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Peter A. Gudmundsson is the President & CEO of RecruitMilitary, a sixteen year old company that helps organizations excel by leveraging the talent of our nation’s finest people, our veterans. RecruitMilitary helps companies attract, appreciate and retain high quality veteran employees and students. 

Prior to RecruitMilitary, Gudmundsson founded the Dropout & Truancy Prevention Network, a social enterprise that combined the use of location verification technology with phone-based personal mentor/coaches to keep kids in school and on track to graduate. Many of the mentor/coaches were physically disabled veterans or others with physical challenges that brought maturity, empathy and compassion to their roles.

Most of Gudmundsson’s career has been dedicated to leadership in media, education, information and intellectual property intensive businesses. Before DTPN, he was the founder of the Priceless Legacy Company, a custom publishing company that helped people preserve their life stories and lessons in print and electronic formats

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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