SHRM 2011 Diversity & Inclusion Conference
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Workplace Application: Learn how to market your products or services to the military community, why hiring veterans is a smart business decision, and how to do business with veteran-owned/service-disabled companies.

Building a truly diverse organization means more than broadening the demographics of your employees. One group that is often overlooked from all aspects of diversity is military veterans. Learn the size and purchasing power of today’s military consumer and methods for reaching this community. Realize the business benefi ts (tax credits, other support dollars) for hiring veterans. You will also learn how to find VOSB/SDVOSB’s and confirm veteran-owned status.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:15am to 11:30am

Lisa Rosser


Lisa Rosser is on a mission to help organizations improve their veteran recruiting and retention. Her unique background with years of experience in both military and human resources is what makes her the ideal person for training human resource professionals how to recruit, hire, and retain military veterans for employment.

Lisa's military career includes 10 years of Active Army duty and 11 years of service with the Army Reserve, including 2-1/2 years of mobilization after the events of 9-11. During her Active Duty time she participated in 3 major engagements (Gulf War, Somalia, and Bosnia). Her Army Reserve career focused on operations and performance management, recruiting, placement, training, and skills development. She retired from the Army Reserve in July 2011 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Lisa's civilian career capitalized on her Human Resources and Training military experiences into an eight year career at Accenture, a Global Fortune 500 consulting firm. In 2007, Lisa founded The Value Of a Veteran and published an employer guide to recruiting the military. The enthusiastic response to the hiring guide led to workshops for corporate, government and higher education organizations, as well as webinars on critical military hiring topics.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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