America's Warrior Partnership and Military.com have collaborated to host an educational networking event, titled "Creating Authentic Veteran Employment Programs," that will offer strategic advice to employers looking to improve their hiring, training and retainment of veterans in the workforce. The two-hour event will occur during the Fourth Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium hosted by America's Warrior Partnership on Wednesday, September 6, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
"Military.com is on the forefront of helping businesses engage the veteran workforce, a population that brings exceptional value to businesses in all sectors and industries," said Jim Lorraine, president and CEO of America's Warrior Partnership. "The team has developed an outstanding event that will provide employers with an in-depth understanding of the best ways to recruit veterans as they transition out of active service. I can't think of a better topic to set the tone for our annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium, which focuses on empowering veteran-centered professionals and organizations with the tools and connections they need to improve veteran services in their communities."
A recent study shows that only seven percent of Fortune 500 companies are happy with their current veteran employment programs, indicating a tremendous opportunity to help companies improve their engagement with veterans as employees. To help organizations improve hiring and engagement programs, Creating Authentic Veteran Employment Programs will provide insight from several guest speakers, including esteemed veterans such as Lt. Gen. David P. Fridovich and Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta. Experts from Military.com will lead discussions on how companies can develop a veteran-friendly brand and an authentic employment program that supports successful hiring, onboarding and training processes. Overall, the sessions will help companies both before and after a veteran is hired, and address how to manage veterans in the workplace and leverage their unique contributions that can positively impact businesses.
"It's clear why more companies are prioritizing veteran employment programs," said Karin Childress-Wiley, national director of veteran employment at Military.com. "Veterans are a skilled, professional group of people who bring unrivaled integrity, tenacity and leadership qualities to the table that can greatly impact companies' bottom lines. Our website is often the first place veterans go to begin their search for companies looking to hire veterans, so we understand what they're looking for in a potential employer. We're excited to share these best practices and help businesses further develop and refine their veteran employment program."
For registration information and more details about Creating Authentic Veteran Employment Programs, please visit the event website.
About America's Warrior Partnership
America's Warrior Partnership is committed to empowering communities to empower veterans. We fill the gaps that exist between current veteran service organizations by helping nonprofits connect with the veterans, military members, and families in need: bolstering their efficacy, improving their results and empowering their initiatives. America's Warrior Partnership is a force multiplier for warrior community integration that enhances communities where great Americans choose to live and contribute.
For more information on the organization and how to get involved, visit www.AmericasWarriorPartnership.org.
Military.com is the nation's largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. A leader in veteran employment and solutions for companies looking to hire veterans, Military.com offers employment tools, transition assistance, and employer resources as well as military discounts, and information on all of the benefits earned in service. Military.com is a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc.
More information is available at www.military.com.
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