Military Veterans: Best Practices for Civilian Employers Hiring and Supporting Vets

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Date: 11/21/2019, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Sarah E. Minnis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University
Price: $299.00 webinar or On-Demand, $449.00 webinar and On-Demand. Each option may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room. On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? HR, managers, supervisors, training, in-house counsel, financial officers, CEOs

Employers interested in hiring military veterans are increasingly using the “military friendly” or “veteran-friendly” labels to promote their organizations to job-seeking veterans. The terms, while inviting to veterans, lack definition and consistency across organizations, leading to ambiguity about what it means to be military or veteran friendly. In this webinar, we will discuss how organizations can demonstrate their friendliness toward military veterans using current effective practices to guide organizational changes. Employers interested in formalizing or advancing their support of veteran hires can look to exemplars from the business community as reference for currently-recognized military friendly organizations.

Please join Dr. Sarah Minnis for an introduction to veteran transition issues, exploration of foundational descriptions of military friendly, and a guide to a series of implications for future veteran support. Additionally, based on current research, we will discuss a framework and working definition of “military friendly” organizations.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Recognize the most frequent veteran career transition challenges
  • Identify the ways in which military veterans can positively contribute to non-military employers
  • Utilize recent trends in military-friendly employer practices
  • Implement a research-based framework for becoming a military-friendly employer
  • Support career transitioning veterans in the civilian workforce



Your conference leader for “Military Veterans: Best Practices for Civilian Employers Hiring and Supporting Vets” is Sarah Minnis. Sarah E. Minnis, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Science in Human Resources program at Western Carolina University with a background in higher education administration, career advising, and organization development experience including more than 12 years specifically addressing veterans’ higher education and employment success. Her primary areas of research and practice interest are military and veterans’ transition to civilian employment, career development, and disabilities in the workplace. Sarah currently serves as Co-Editor of International Journal of Human Resource Development Policy, Practice & Research, as well as Editorial Board member for the Journal of Veterans Studies and Advances in Developing Human Resources. Sarah holds a PhD in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University, a Master's degree in student affairs from Western Kentucky University, and a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Central Washington University. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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