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Attract, Hire & Retain Military Veteran Talent

Thursday, September 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By UMKC TalentLink
4747 Troost Ave, Kansas CIty, MO 64110



Human resource (HR) professionals have the opportunity to create a work environment that attracts talented military veterans to civilian professional roles. Our nation’s veterans bring extraordinary leadership, teamwork, performance skills, and training to any position. In this course, learn how these skills apply to your in-demand positions. Understanding military skills and experience is a vital step toward successfully hiring veteran talent for your workforce. HR professionals learn about resources and best practices to recruit, retain, and support military veterans, and the benefits of hiring veteran candidates.

Key Topics

The benefits of hiring veterans

Translating military skills to the civilian job market

Recruiting veteran talent

Supporting veteran candidates and employees


By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to…

Identify the major benefits of hiring military veterans

Translate military experience to civilian workforce skills

Review resources and methods available to help employers find and hire veterans

Identify best practices for attracting and interviewing veteran candidates

Gain and understanding of veteran employee retention strategies


UMKC TalentLink Business Development Director Candice Haines develops new relationships and establishes partnership opportunities with corporate, community, and military organizations throughout Greater Kansas City. Candice is passionate about supporting the military, veterans, and their families. Her experience over the past decade includes working with service members and their families in Kansas City and through Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) in Bavaria, Germany. As an undergraduate business school professor, she taught veterans while stationed overseas. She has more than 20 years of sales, marketing, and post-secondary experience, and began her career in the financial services sector. Candice earned a B.S. in Financial Services from San Diego State University, MBA from the University of Maryland Europe, and Master of Performance Improvement from University of Arkansas Grantham. She also recently earned SHRM-SCP designation.


This course is eligible for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

UMKC TalentLink is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

Candice G. Haines
UMKC TalentLink
(913) 547-5932
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