Out of the Box Recruitment
You’ve screened the applicants, scheduled interviews and checked references, but finding the most qualified candidate who is a right fit still feels like an uphill battle. Well, have you considered recruitment outside of the proverbial box? If not, this session is perfect for you.
An ad in the newspaper or online is great, but how can we as employers get our open positions in front of veterans, candidates without housing and/or those re-entering the job market? We will have guest speakers from local non-profits to help us learn and understand:
· How these non-profit organizations obtain their clients
· What resources are provided to them
· How employers can connect with them
Each Panelist will discuss the services their organization provides and what additional resources are needed to connect their clients to employers. Following the discussion, we will have a roundtable discussion about the information provided and discuss how we as human resources professionals can make sure we are tapping into all available resources to find job candidates who are a right fit for our organizations.
If you are struggling with recruitment and want to change things up a bit, you won’t want to miss this session.
Nakeyda Haymer, Racine Vocational Ministry
Nakeyda became a case manager for Racine Vocational Ministry’s 2nd Chance program in January 2018; Coming with a strong education and rich work experience in the Criminal Justice and Social work field. She has worked as a Correctional Sergeant for The Wisconsin Department of Corrections and as a site monitor in a transitional living environment, for Genesis Behavioral Services. Her education includes an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Baker College, of Muskegon, MI. Nakeyda has a deep passion and desire to serve others, especially the youth in her community. She has also worked as a youth advisor and student mentor, providing behavior modification, as an independent consultant for the Racine Unified School District. Nakeyda is also an Empowerment Specialist and motivational speaker, offering Youth and Women Empowerment workshops and speaking engagements to various organizations.
Stacia Thompson, Gateway Technical College - Director of Workforce Strategies
Al Garcia, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development - Local Veterans Employment Representative
Al Garcia is the Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) for WDA1 (Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties)
He joined the Office of Veteran Employment (OVES) team in 2012 initially as a Disabled Veteran Employment Program Specialist (DVOP) before moving into the LVER position in 2013.
He retired from the US Navy in 2011 after a 23-year career as a Cryptologic Technician as an enlisted-man and as a Naval Aviator and Human Resources Officer as a commissioned officer.
He holds a BS in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle University and a Master of Business Administration with emphasis on Manpower Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, School of Government and Public Policy in Monterey, CA.
Al has a passion for public service and assisting veterans with barriers to employment while building partnerships with local businesses to address their manpower needs.
This session is pending approval for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI recertification credits.
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