Moving Your Organization from Veteran-Friendly to Veteran-Ready

2019 Talent Conference & Exposition

You already know that hiring, engaging and retaining military veterans in your organization is important. While there’s a strong business case for hiring veterans, there are unique challenges in engaging and retaining these employees. This session will go beyond the business case and help your organization to meet the challenges by demystifying both the culture, mindset and skill set of today’s veteran. Andrew Morton, also a veteran, will bring a unique perspective. This session will also discuss the resources and tools in the SHRM Foundation’s Veteran at Work Certificate Program, which can help you make your organization veteran-ready.  

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:03pm

Andrew Morton


As SHRM’s Director of Certification and Veteran Affairs Andrew Morton works with the military and veterans' organizations to develop workforce readiness pathways for veterans and military-families. As part of SHRM’s Speaker’s Bureau Andrew informs and empowers organizations in their inclusion-hiring efforts across many populations including Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and Returning Citizens as part of SHRM’s Getting Talent Back to Work Initiative.  He is the contributing author to Justin Constantine’s SHRM published book “From We Will to At Will- A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning and Thriving in Today’s Workplace.” 

Andrew, a retired Infantry-Officer, served in several leadership roles during multiple overseas and combat tours (Iraq, Bosnia, Macedonia and Egypt) in his 21-year Army career. He also served as the Chief of Marketing and Advertising for the Army Reserve.   Prior to his arrival at SHRM in 2014 Andrew previously served as public relations director for a PR firm in Alexandria. 

Andrew is passionate about awareness and resources in support of mental health within our workforce and society at large and is currently completely his Masters in Mental Health Counseling at the College of William and Mary.       


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Session Type: 
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HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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