GMSHRM – Workforce Initiatives – Veterans, In-Transition Community
GMSHRM has partnered with Peter Caspari and Rebecca Heinl from ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) to assist military personnel within the recruitment arena by providing recruitment expertise and exposure to employers.
Efforts to date:
• In 2016 HR Professionals helped the reservist refine their resumes, answer concerns about the interview process and how to market themselves with employers.
• GMSHRM received Seven Seals Award from DOD for working with unemployed and underemployed members of Military Reserve and National Guard at Homestead Air Force Base
• In 2017 we will continue our efforts and build upon this initiative by providing:
• Shadow Day Experience
• Provides an opportunity for HR Professionals who have never experienced military life to "play" soldier for a day and experience military personnel as they perform their military duties in the field. (Received SHRM Certification Credit). Held on April 8, 2017
• Soldier of the Month Spotlight – October Dinner Meeting, Talent Acquisition September 15, 2016 Location TBD; 8:00 – 11a (9:00 – 9:15)
• Showcase a soldier who is seeking full time/part time position. They will highlight their skills and assist them with networking and providing exposure to employers.
• First soldier spotlight was during our Dinner Meeting held on April 25, 2017 with Stephen Varela
• Mentors for soldiers needed, if interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• Future workshop
• Develop a workshop for our veterans and employers to interact in understanding more about hiring military personnel. More to come later…
• Volunteers needed, if interested, contact email@example.com
Workforce Readiness manages resume postings of our members and non-members and HR job opportunities. We also support Human Resource professionals and students in providing tools and contact information in order to achieve their professional goals.
GMSHRM in the Community: Homestead Job Corps Center
The GMSHRM Workforce Readiness initiative supports the career development training of local schools, colleges, and vocational centers by connecting them with experts to help students get ready for their careers. The Job Corps, is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor is a no-cost education program for eligible students ages 16 through 24, so that they may improve the quality of their lives through career technical training and academic training.
Ideas of how to strengthen your career skills:
- Return to college
- Get your professional certification, such as SPHR, PHR, etc
- Sharpen your technical and soft skills
- Take online seminars
- Find volunteer work to bridge your skill gap
- Research your ideal job
- Ask for information sessions with business leaders
- Attend networking sessions
- Connect and network with professionals in LI
- Contribute to LI group discussions