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SHRM Partners with Easter Seals to Boost Hiring of Veterans

Magazine article HRMagazine

SHRM Partners with Easter Seals to Boost Hiring of Veterans

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SHRM and the Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services are working together to provide hiring managers and HR pro- fessionals with resources to recruit and hire U.S. veterans.

Through the part- nership's initiatives, HR managers and hiring supervisors will:

* Receive training to bet- ter understand military resumes and to recognize when the skills and educa- tion gained during military service meet civilian job requirements.

* Learn how to set up mentoring programs and flexible scheduling for veterans.

* Be introduced to networking and referral organizations with a strong reach in the veteran community.

The partnership "has the poten- tial to dramatically change the employment picture for veterans," J. Robert "Bob" Carr, SHRM's senior vice president of membership, market- ing and external affairs, said in a news release. "We serve hundreds of thou- sands of HR professionals who are eager to fill their skill needs from the veteran talent pool. …

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