MyMilitaryTransition.com Presenting First-Ever Course in Retaining, Recruiting Veterans
By: Date: January 5 2011
RESTON, VA January 5, 2011‹Next month, MyMilitaryTransition.com will
present the first-ever course for human resources and diversity executives
who are tasked with recruiting and retaining former military servicemembers.
Held in Reston, Va., the two-day course is approved for 12 credit hours
toward the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®), Senior Professional in
Human Resources (SPHR®) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®)
certifications by the HR Certification Institute.
With more than 200,000 veterans going from boots to briefcases every year,
America¹s most competitive companies are creating programs to recruit,
retain and engage veterans.
³With their experience and leadership training, veterans can be an
incredibly valuable resource to any company or organization,² says Emily
King, president of My Military Transition, who will facilitate the course.
For King, human resources and diversity executives are key to the process of
getting the most from veteran employees and avoiding common pitfalls.
Course participants will learn to:
* Navigate the cultural differences between military and civilian work
* Accelerate learning curve for leaders and accelerate return on investment
* Distinguish between transition issues and performance issues
* Lead coaching conversations with veterans, regarding transition and
* Create a ³culture of retention² for veterans and all employees
* Managing the process of recruiting, engaging, managing and retaining is
critical and it often falls to HR professionals to address it. This course
will help them to proactively develop techniques and programs that generate
return on investment within an organization,² says King.
Through her work in coaching individual veterans and developing
veteran-retention programs for Fortune 500 companies, King has become a
nationally recognized expert in helping corporations retain and attract
veterans. She has appeared on CNN Newssource, TBD¹s "Capitol Insider" and
multiple HR industry publications, including Training magazine, Diversity
Executive and others. She has addressed audiences at annual meetings for the
Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the American Society of
Training and Development (ASTD).
King¹s new book on veteran retention will be published by AMACOM in 2011.