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Philly SHRM Webinar

US Military service members gain a wealth of skills during their service on the front lines both stateside and while deployed. Despite the knowledge that these skills can be valuable to private industry and the desire to hire veterans by many organizations, a gap still exists between what we want to do and what we actually do. Closing this gap requires training, partnership, empathy, and communication.

Attendees will leave with strategies to close this gap within their organizations in order to strengthen their military talent pipelines and increase their military hires to leverage the skills that veterans bring to the table, adding value to the organization’s bottom line.

About our Speaker: 

Jean South – CEO, Hire Served

Jean South is the CEO of Hire Served, a nationwide recruiting firm specializing in finding prior service members (military, law enforcement, first responders) for its clients. The daughter of Army veterans and wife of a Marine, Jean spent nine years in government service herself as an FBI Special Agent, specializing in Russian Organized Crime cases. She also spent two years working for McChrystal Group, a leadership and management consulting firm founded by retired Four-Star General Stanley McChrystal. Jean is the host of Career Chat: Navigating Your Career with Purpose and Intention, which airs weekly on the RVN Television Network and the Recruiting and Career Chat podcast produced by Hire Served.

In her “spare” time, she is a Board member with Semper Fido, a non-profit which pairs veterans with PTSD and TBI with service dogs, and a volunteer with The Weekly Fight, an organization dedicated to bringing attention to the high rate of suicides in the veteran community.