Moderated by: Robin Johnson, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Yoh
Kevin Stakelum, Director, Talent Acquisition & Leader of the Veteran Hiring Initiative, Humana, Inc.
Patrick Reuss, Americas Recruitment & Staffing Leader, SABIC
Diane Fanelli, Senior Vice President, Global Presales & Solutions, SAP
As more and more veterans return stateside and are transitioning back into their civilian lives, they come equipped with skill sets and experiences that are truly unparalleled. However, the unemployment rate for veterans is at an astounding 11.5%. The systemic causes for this figure stem from several disconnects that exist between returning veterans and employers. These disconnects are exacerbated by the (false) idea that the skills that are honed and valued in times of war are not transferable to today’s workplace. This disconnect creates an opportunity for employers, as those who are able to proactively and successfully adopt a veteran hiring program will have access to the largely un-tapped talent pool of US veterans.
Our veterans understand diversity, and teamwork. They have strong interpersonal skills, experience with technology, a strong sense of integrity, and they clearly have the ability to triumph over adversity and to persevere. It is high time for employers to take advantage of the value that comes from hiring veterans, and to implement a veteran hiring program. In this session, panelists will explain how they structured their veterans programs to help attract, hire and support our returning US heroes.