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    Celebrate Veterans

    Date: July 8, 2015, 11:00am – 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn
    101 Holiday Drive
    East Peoria, Illinois
    $25 for Everyone
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    Veteran candidates are among some of the most overlooked and misunderstood. HR professionals struggle to translate military experience into qualifications they need to fill open roles in their organization. Veteran candidates struggle to explain how their experiences in the military will help them do the job at hand. The result? Companies and veterans both end up frustrated trying to find the proper fit – an employee or a job.

    Veteran candidates bring highly sought after skills to our workplaces. As more and more enter the candidate pool the need for human resources to effectively assess those skills and find an appropriate fit will become of increasing importance.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Attendees will understand how to manage perceptions regarding veteran candidates including an in-depth discussion on the realities of PTSD
    • Attendees will be given numerous resources for translating and understanding military experience
    • Attendees will be given ideas suitable for creating, implementing and accessing a veteran hiring program.

    Speaker: Sabrina Baker, PHR

    Sabrina Baker, PHR is a Human Resource Consultant and Social Recruiter.  Her business, Acacia HR Solutions helps businesses attract, develop and continually engage employees best suited for their business.  She sits on the Illinois State Council of SHRM board serving as the annual conference director.  She is also a member of the SHRM press team for the SHRM annual conference and a regular contributor to the SHRM We Know Next blog.  Sabrina is an avid volunteer who is passionate about helping job seekers navigate through the tough job market.  She often speaks and trains recruiting and job search topics in an effort to help the two groups find each other better.

    11:00am – 11:15am Registration & Networking

    11:15am – 12:00pm Lunch & Business Meeting

    12:00pm – 2:00pm Program Speaker




    *This program has been pre-approved for 2.0 (HR (General)) credit hours credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    *This program has been aproved for 2.0 PDC's toward SHRM-CP and SCP recertification.

    "The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."