Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Honor Veterans as Part of Your Diversity Efforts

As recently pointed out in SHRM's HR Week newsletter, our nation's veterans are often overlooked in organizations' diversity programs, even though one in every eight Americans (13%) has served long enough in the military to be considered a veteran.

SHRM suggests making an effort to recognize the veterans in your workforce making a special effort to honor them on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. In addition, you can incorporate a recognition campaign with your recuiting initiative. There are also a number of resources that can be extremely helpful in your endeavors:

Free Veterans Day Observance Posters (also Downloadable)

Hiring Information:

Military Talent, Civilian Careers

Veterans and Transitioning Military Personnel

U.S. DOL's Hiring Veterans

For more information on diversity:
SHRM's Diversity Toolkit

Be sure to visit the SHRM site for a wealth of additional information.

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