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    From Service Member to Supervisor: HR's Role in Helping Veterans Transition into Corporate America

    Date: April 15, 2015, 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Cheryl Tunison, VP Professional Development
    NIU Rockford
    8500 E State Street
    Rockford, IL
    No Cost for Rockford Area SHRM Members / $50 for Non-RASHRM Members
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    Sabrina Baker, PHR is the founder and CEO of Acacia HR Solutions, a human resource outsourcing, consulting and recruiting firm located outside of Chicago, IL. Sabrina was a human resource leader for eleven years before starting her own business in 2011. She serves on the Illinois Society of Human Resources Council board and holds the position of Annual Conference Chair. She is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) press team and is a regular contributor to their We Know Next blog. After experiencing her own layoff in 2010, Sabrina became very passionate about helping job seekers find work. Through her business and volunteer efforts she makes helping people find jobs a priority. Sabrina was named one of the Top 100 HR Influencers to follow on Twitter via the Huffington Post in 2013 and one of the Faces of Recruiting and Staffing by HR Marketer in 2014.

    With more than one million military personnel expected to transition to civilian life in the next few years the job market will be flooded with candidates whose experience is heavily military based. Unfortunately, veteran candidates are among some of the most overlooked and misunderstood. They face many stigmas associated with military life. In addition, human resource professionals struggle to translate military experience into qualifications they need to fill open roles in their organization. Further, veteran candidates struggle to explain how what they experienced in the military will help them do the job at hand. The end result is frustrated companies who want to extend their hiring to veteran candidates but can not seem to find what they need for the business and frustrated veteran candidates who know they have the qualifications but can not seem to get their point across.

    In this hour long presentation, Sabrina Baker will discuss human resources role in helping veteran candidates transition from soldier to supervisor – or whatever open role fits their background.

    Key Learnings:
     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

    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.

    Certifications - The seminar will earn 1.00 SHRM PDC & 1.00 HRCI Credits. 

    Registration is now closed. Please check availabilty by contacting  Thank-you!