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Straight from SHRM National – Hiring, Retaining, Optimizing Veterans in the Workplace with Justin Constantine

September 20, 2018
8:15 AM to 10:30 AM
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Orange County Choppers Cafe
14 Crossroads Ct.
Newburgh, NY 12550


Mid-Hudson Valley

Society for Human Resource Management

September 20, 2018

Monthly Meeting

Hiring, Retaining, Optimizing Veterans in the Workplace


LOCATION:              Orange County Choppers Cafe

                                    14 Crossroads Court

                                    Newburgh, NY 12550

DATE & TIME:         Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

                                 8:15 - 8:45 am: Registration, Breakfast                                           

                                 8:45 - 9:15: Announcements & Introductions

                                 9:15- 10:30AM: Program

COST:                       $15 Chapter Member; $25 Non-Chapter Member; $7 Student 



250,000 service members transition out of the military every year, and many companies recognize the value that our veterans bring to the workforce. But creating a military-friendly work environment and thoughtful onboarding process is critical if you want to attract and retain veterans, and that takes dedicated effort.  Imagine the time, money and reputation you can save your organization if you create a program that helps your veteran employees succeed!

In this presentation you will learn how to implement the successful aspects of proven veteran hiring programs. This includes the variety of public and private resources to fill your veteran pipeline; interviewing veterans in an impactful manner; providing the proper orientation for new hires; how to create a veteran employee resource group; the value of veteran mentors and how to develop a mentorship program; the importance of community collaboration and easy ways to embrace that; how to effectively brand and market yourself as military-friendly; ways to support your veteran employees on a recurring basis; and understanding military deployments challenges and how you can support your deployed employees.


Justin Constantine joined the Marine Corps while in law school at the University of Denver School of Law, and served on active duty as a JAG officer for six years. Then as a Reservist, Justin deployed to Iraq in 2006, serving as a Civil Affairs Team Leader while attached to an infantry battalion. During a combat patrol, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper. Although the original prognosis was that he had been killed in action, Justin survived thanks to risks taken by his fellow Marines and a courageous Navy Corpsman. For his service in Iraq, Justin earned the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon and Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal.


Justin retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He now runs his own business as an inspirational speaker and veteran advocate. In 2015, he completed his first book, My Battlefield, Your Office, which applies military leadership skills to the private sector. And in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Justin recently authored a book about veteran employment to be launched at the SHRM National Conference. Justin is also a Partner at JobPath, a robust veteran employment platform that provides a variety of solutions to corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that hire veterans.





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$15.00 Chapter Member

$25.00 Non-Chapter Member

$7.00 Student