Veterans’ Day is being observed on November 10 this year to honor the men and women who have served in a military. In consideration, does your company have an active Military Veteran Recruiting Program? If not, you are missing out on a pool of highly trained and disciplined candidates for hire. Studies have shown that employees who have served in the military perform at is 4% higher level, on average, than non-veteran employees, and turnover rates for veterans are approximately 3% lower than non-veterans.
Did you know that there are over 10,000 different occupational specialties in the military? During this program you will be refreshed or introduced to the various branches of the military, and the training and skills veterans offer in transitioning from roles in the military to careers in a very broad range of industries and capacities.
1. Learn what skills, experience and training can be expected from various ranks.
2. Learn military occupational specialties correlate best with industrial or service occupations.
3. Learn where to go to attract and hire skilled veterans.
Speaker: Chris Newsome, RecruitMilitary
Chris Newsome is a Cincinnati native- United States Army combat veteran (82nd Airborne paratrooper), currently serving as the Director of Partner Relations with RecruitMilitary. As the Director of Partner Relations, Chris’s primary mission is to ensure all transitioning service men and women (and the military/veteran population at large) have access to employment resources/gainful employment.
Following the attacks on America, on September 11th, 2001, Chris joined the US Army’s illustrious 82nd Airborne Division. By June of 2002, Chris was shipped to Fort. Benning GA., to completed Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training, and Army Airborne School. Within one month of arriving at Fort Bragg, NC (assigned to the 3/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment), Chris was sent on his first deployment, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). Over his 4-year span of military service, Chris would complete 3 combat tours, adding two tours to Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout his time with the 82nd Airborne Division, Chris was placed in numerous leadership roles, working his way to the rank of Sergeant, and leading fellow paratroopers through the war-torn streets of the Middle-East. Chris earned numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to both combat and humanitarian missions, as well as training of infantry tactics and leadership development (conducted for West Point Academy cadets).
Upon completing his term of service and being honorably discharged, Chris received his education from the University of Cincinnati, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, focusing on Research design, statistics/data management, analysis, and interpretation, and knowledge of organizational and group dynamics. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Chris is also a certified peer mentor with the Tristate Veterans Community Alliance, assisting transitioning personal with personal and professional development.
1.5 SHRM Certification Credits!
1.5 Business HRCI Credits!
RSVP by: November 10, 2017
No refunds will be provided after November 8, 2017.