Human resources association
of treasure valley

Effective Veteran Hiring and Retention Hacks

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 Blue Marlin Ln, Meridian, ID 83642


The Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley is pleased to present a special two-hour workshop "Effective Veteran Hiring and Retention Hacks" presented by Mike Schindler.  This workshop is an extension of our monthly program, enabling us to take a deeper dive into the subject matter.  This registration is for the workshop ONLY.  If you'd like to attend both the 11:30 am luncheon AND the workshop, please click here. 

RSVP Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019 before 1:00pm.

Presented by Mike Schindler
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $97

Mike will address some of the misperceptions and myths associated with hiring veterans, while also providing tools that will enable those who participate to find the ideal Veteran or spouse who will improve morale and profits within their company. 

Mike will tackle how they land on the ideal veteran and highlight messaging, outreach, and recruitment/retention.  Key Takeaways from the workshop are:

The Mind and Myths of Veterans

A major study found most employers think Veterans lack social-emotional skills.  Yet, another study found the majority of employers think Veterans perform better than non-veterans. We'll address these studies as well as the top three myths around Veterans that influence company morale and profits.

How to Find the “Best-Fit” Veteran

How does one "interpret" a Veteran resume to determine whether or not that Veteran is a best-fit? A Globoforce study found 4% of Veteran new-hires left after Day 1, 22% in 45 days, and 43% after 1 year.  We'll review how one company has managed to keep their Veteran hires an average of 19 years. 

Three Factors to Retaining Veterans

Companies that incorporate and adopt three main principles when it comes to their Veteran hires experience improved morale and increased profits. In addition, they experience lower turnover in their Veteran hires. We'll provide the 3 factors you can incorporate in your company to experience these same outcomes.


Mike Schindler is the Founder of Operation Military Family Cares and author of Operation Military Family and U.S. Veterans in the Workplace.  With over 20 years experience in both corporate and non-profit industries, Schindler is considered one of the nation's leading subject matter experts in leadership, leadership development, and Veterans transition issues. A U.S. Navy veteran, Mike is the founder and chief executive officer of Operation Military Family Cares. He is a guest writer for several national publications, The Military Wire blog and the author of two books: U.S. Veterans in the Workforce: Why the 7% are America’s Greatest Asset and Operation Military Family – which is endorsed by retired General Tommy Franks, former Commander of U.S. Central Command and retired General Peter Chiarelli, former Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Army.

The Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley 
SHRM Chapter #0111

P.O. Box 1733
Boise, ID 83701

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