Hiring Heroes | #HRTea
Our newest episode of #HRTea is now live on iTunes and Google Play! On this episode, Bethany sat down with James "Jim" Banks, General Counsel for SHRM, a veteran, and an advocate for veteran hiring to discuss how organizations can better recruit, retain, and support veteran employees.
Did you know there are over 19 million men and women veterans in the United States. These veterans bring a unique and valuable set of skills that many organizations need for the future. Jim will discuss his experience as both a military veteran and an HR professional and give you tools and advice to leverage the skill set of this talent pool.
Bethany & Jim recording this episode during the SHRM Inclusion Conference in New Orleans, October 2019.
"For civilians listening to veterans, listen to the stories they are telling, and you will hear they are people who have worked in very large mission-focused organizations and the people management issues they had while in uniform are the very same ones that our clients have in the civilian workspace. People are people, and leading people is basically the same no matter where you are."
--James Banks, JD
After you listen to the episode, connect with Jim and check out some of the resources he discussed in the episode.
Read more about Jim's background on the SHRM website here.
Check out the free guidebook from SHRM on recruiting, hiring and retaining Military Veterans.
If you are interested in hiring veterans, check out the SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate program developed for HR professionals and hiring managers.
If you are interested in the database Jim discussed in the podcast, check out the Hire Vets website from SHRM.
As always, we would love to hear what you thought of the episode and how you plan to incorporate your ideas into your organization or own life. Share your thoughts here or through social media using #HRTea.