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SIHRMA starting new event series, “Grow Your Military Hiring Program.”

Skagit-Island Human Resource Management Association (SIHRMA) is starting a new event series to connect local business leaders with the talent from the military community. During the free virtual events, you will learn how to attract and retain members of the military community and will have a chance to get to know organizations that support military hiring.

September 30, 2021, Unlocking the Potential of the Veteran and Military Spouse Workforce. Presented by: Christine Moreland, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and Agnieszka Samsel, SHRM-CP, PHR.
Featured organization: Hiring Our Heroes
In this fast-paced webinar, you will learn:
- Why organizations should consider hiring veterans and military spouses
- How to build a business case to hire veterans and military spouses
- Benefits of hiring from these underutilized talent pools
- Best practices for developing a military hiring program
Following the presentation, you will receive a list of resources to assist your organization with reaching veterans and military spouses.

October 21, 2021, You Hired a Veteran, Now What? Supporting and Retaining Your Veteran Team Members. Presented by: Kevin Meenaghan, Chief Strategist and President of Wardroom Success Strategies, and Sean Dalgarn, Executive Director of Growing Veterans.
Many organizations make significant efforts to hire Veterans and military spouses. Yet nearly HALF of the military Veterans leave their first job within the first year! Why is that? We know that organizations invest significant resources to hire people. What can you do to increase the retention of these highly capable new hires?
During this engaging virtual presentation, you will better understand a transitioned military Veteran's mindset. You will learn what you can do to support the Veterans and retain their talent.

November 4, 2021, Value of the Veteran. 15 Things a Veteran Wants You To Know. Presented by Jason Lewis, SPHR, Finance and Administration Director, Cascades Job Corps Center.
This is a must-attend program for anyone that works with, lives with, or cares for Veterans. With fewer than 1% of our country serving in uniform, most Americans are unfamiliar with military life and culture. The lack of cultural awareness about the military can make it difficult for veterans to transition back to civilian life. This course will teach you five questions you should always ask Veterans, 1 question you should never ask Veterans, and 15 facts that will make you more culturally competent.

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