How to Successfully Recruit, Hire and Retain Veterans with Disabilities

SHRM 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition
This session will share This session will share lessons learned and will show you how to apply best practices to welcome and effectively support veterans with disabilities in your company.our company.

With the number of veterans entering the workforce, your organization is missing an opportunity if your talent management strategy does not include this untapped pool of potential employees. This session will help you understand the advantages of hiring veterans with disabilities and the capabilities that they bring to the workplace. We will discuss how to improve your company’s recruiting and employment of veterans with disabilities; how disabilities experienced by post-Sept. 11 service members, including post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), manifest themselves in the workplace; and the often simple accommodation measures you can take to ensure veterans’ successful transition to your company’s workplace and culture.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

William S. Fenson

William S.

Over the past 20 years, Bill Fenson has served thousands of individuals with career development, employment counseling, career alignment, job transitions, and small business success. Bill has relocated to Texas from upstate New York, where he started The Skills Emporium, LLC, a private consulting practice. He is a published author of a research book, Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for Those Who Make It Happen.

Bill is a past president of the National Employment Counseling Association and has attained their highest honor: the Judy Gohegan-Doi Award of Distinguished Service (March 2008). Additionally, Bill has several years of experience with direct service to veterans, including a close working relationship with Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVER) and their direct referrals at workforce centers.

Bill holds a Master of Science in Career and Human Resources Development from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile - 6th Floor, Purdue/Wisconsin
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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