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ASHRM In Person - Veterans in the Workforce: When You Hire Military May 15 2024

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • BP Energy Center
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  • Fee for non-members of SHRM or for those SHRM members that have not designated ASHRM as their chapter


Veterans in the Workforce:
When You Hire Military

What is the transition from military service to civilian workplace like? Learn how to recognize the signs of success and stress so your company creates an environment that sets up veterans and spouses for a long and beneficial career.

A panel of veterans presently working in people management roles will present their observations and best ideas for HR onboarding, retention and culture-building experts as well for managers who lead teams at work. At the end of this presentation, you will be able to address veterans' concerns with uncertainly and change by:

  1. Understanding how 'team' is defined in military occupations and addressing how a company's expectations may confuse veterans and cause misalignment
  2. Applying how personal values of loyalty, performance, and service may set up a vet for burnout or stress in your company
  3. Prioritizing structured mentorship programs for growth and development of veterans so they experience inclusion and being valued (and they see a future with you!)
  4. Developing new HR management initiatives that will increase your 'veteran-friendly' reputation


Jaymie Herbert, SPHR, SHRM-CP 
Jaymie acts as Human and Labor Relations Program Manager at Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. She holds a Masters in Management/Human Resources and serves in the Air National Guard (formerly Personnel Manager). After entering the civilian job force, Jayme acted as Human Resources Manager for City of Wasilla. She was named as a Top 40 Under 40 in 2023 in recognition for her leadership, education, and service to the community through SHRM and the Guard. Jaymie's educational background includes a Master of Arts in Management degree, specializing in HR and Organizational Management from Wayland Baptist University, complemented by both Associate's and Bachelor's Degrees in HR Management, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Information Management.

Matthew Lucas
As an Employment Navigator for persons completing their military service, Matt guides service members and spouses along the road he traveled.

During my 26-year career in the USAF, I was passionate as a mentor to junior enlisted personnel when supporting their professional development. Also a graduate of WBU, my new role as a contractor managing the DOL’s Employment Navigator Program on JBER, I am privileged to carry on as a mentor by providing military members and their spouses with various services to include career exploration, resume development, labor market research, and tools for securing employment, apprenticeships, internships, and training services to assist them as they separate from the armed forces.”

Rachel Ries
Rachel assists service members as they complete military contracts and return to the civilian workforce. She is also a business owner/entrepreneur and Fellow  in the American Project Management Institute, she is completing her MS in Project Management. Having served in multiple roles while in the US Army, she managed people, projects, and cross-cultural change for 16 years.

She currently works as the Site Lead under the DOL Transition Assistance Program, working directly with transitioning military members; she is also a veteran.  Having seen this process from both sides has made empowering veterans as they move through this journey a true passion.  She will be sharing her insights on what this process looks like from the military members’ point of view for this unique and vital workforce, drawing from her own experience and the experiences and trends shared through her involvement in the veteran community through extensive volunteering and community engagement across Anchorage.  Rachel currently serves as a commissioner on the Budget Advisory Committee for the city, President of the Huffman O’Malley Community Council, project coordinator with Anchorage Hillside and Landowners Organization (HALO) Firewise committee and Team Rubicon, and has spearheaded the Leadership Anchorage partnership program to create and conduct the Veterans Inventory Survey to better understand and optimize the relationship between local business and the veteran workforce. 

This program has been approval for continuing education credit (1 PDC). 

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