How to Recruit, Develop and Retain Hispanic Millennials

SHRM 2015 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will portray best practices around how to recruit Hispanic Millennials.
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Did you know that one in five Millennials in the U.S. is Hispanic? Whether your company is big or small, Hispanic Millennials will play a vital role in your organization’s success.  What challenges do they face?  What strategies can you implement to recruit, develop and retain this workforce? This session will provide three proven principles to help you better attract, engage and advance your Hispanic Millennials. You will learn:

  • The latest demographic research on this growing market.
  • Specific techniques to effectively recruit, retain and develop Hispanic Millennials.
  • Some myths (and how to debunk them!) about this group and acquire facts about the Hispanic community.
  • What works and what doesn't with Hispanics awareness, engagement and connection.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Miguel Joey Aviles

Miguel Joey

Mr. Miguel J. Aviles-Perez assumed the duties as the Chief of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in July 2018.  He is responsible for policy development, management, planning, coordination and execution of the Coast Guard's service-wide diversity and inclusion programs.

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Executive Leaders by Diversity MBA Magazine, Mr. Avilés is the first civilian in the history of the US Coast Guard to become the Chief of Diversity and Inclusion. He is a D&I Thought Leader with over a decade of experience at the Department of Defense (DOD), Civilian Personnel Policy (CPP) and the Department of Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM). He is a TEDx speaker, Author of the e-book “Hispanics 101: How to Recruit, Manage and Grow your Hispanic Workforce” and has been featured at the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Telemundo, the Change Management Conference, the Human Capital Institute, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Management and D&I Conferences, Fortune 500 companies, and other global organizations.

Before coming to CG-127, Mr. Aviles served as the Division Chief of the Office of Recruitment and Retention Programs at BLM. He was responsible to lead 5 enterprise-wide programs: The BLM White House Executive Orders Program; the Direct Hire Authority – Resource Assistant Internship Program; the BLM Pathways Programs; the BLM D&I Program to include 500 Diversity Change Agents and the Diversity Talent Acquisition Pilot; and the BLM Employee Engagement and Retention Program to include the BLM Employee Engagement Ambassadors and the BLM Exit Interview Process. 

Mr. Aviles held several other key positions at the Defense Department. He served as the Deputy Program Manager of the Executive Leadership Development Program, the Defense Civilian Emerging Leaders Program, the DoD Managerial and Supervisory Training Program and the DoD-wide Mentoring Resource Portal. He started his federal career as a GS-4 Diversity Recruiter in Mayaguez, PR and served as an HR Specialist in the DOD’s Recruitment Assistance Division.

Mr. Aviles is the Chair of the Young Government Leaders (YGL) Advisory Panel and immediate past President. YGL is a 10,000 members non-profit with the mission to educate, inspire, and transform the current and future leaders of local, state and federal government.

Mr. Aviles is a graduate of the Excellence in Government Fellows Program, the DoD Defense Civilian Emerging Leaders Program (DCELP) and completed the OPM LEAD Certificate. He has a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez. He is the winner of the HR Leadership Award of Greater Washington for Excellence in Mentoring 2014.

Miguel is a proud first generation Puerto Rican from San Sebastián, Puerto Rico. He lives in Fort Washington, Maryland with his wife and best friend Michelle Rosa, a Program Manager at the U.S. NAVY, and his two rescued puppies Bella and Stella.

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HR Credit
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Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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