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Qualcomm      Corporate Integration Program          for Warrior Veterans                       QCIP - WARRIORS          “...
Agenda Overview Armed Forces Perspective and Veteran Labor Statistics Workforce Development Labs QCIP for Warrior Vete...
Panelists Ed Hidalgo – Senior Director of Staffing at Qualcomm Commander George Byrd – US Navy Gerry Borja – Staffing P...
“San Diego is home to the nations largest number of veterans          returning from wartime duty” - 2/15/11Qualcomm Propr...
Statistics & Trends 160,000 military veterans discharge each year Afghanistan War winds down by 2014, 85,000 additional ...
Navy Perspective Navy Efforts   Wounded Warrior Program Managers (NAVSEA, NAVAIR,    SPAWAR)   Partnerships between USM...
Workforce Development Labs Global Social Responsibility The Staffing connection to service Our community and customers...
Situation and Opportunities in Spring 2011 Veterans need assistance transitioning into the workplace  as more return from...
QCIP - WARRIORS Pilot – OPERATION Hire-A-Warrior (Spring 2011) Pilot rotation was led by Corporate IT and Engineering Se...
QCIP - WARRIORS Exposure starts with Integration      “New Employee Experience”      Welcome and New Hire Orientation  ...
QCIP – WARRIORS (Lessons Learned) Successful* but some challenges      FT job offers mid-program      Request for depar...
QCIP – WARRIORS (Successful Outcomes) C-level Executive visibility and involvement Over 79% found FT employment/educatio...
Special Guest TBA next draftQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
Moderated Discussion                                        How?                                        Why?              ...
Q&A Feel free to ask anyone of the panelists a questionQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
QCIP – WARRIORS           For additional QUESTIONS, please email:                 QCIP-WarriorsInfo@qualcomm.comQualcomm P...
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Qualcomm’s Corporate Integration Program for Warrior Veterans (Qualcomm)

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Presentation from ERE Recruiting Conference 2013 by Brenan German, Ed Hildalgo, Gerry Borja and CDR. George Byrd

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Qualcomm’s Corporate Integration Program for Warrior Veterans (Qualcomm)

  1. 1. Qualcomm Corporate Integration Program for Warrior Veterans QCIP - WARRIORS “TO HONOR AND EMPOWER WARRIOR VETERANS” PRESENTED BY QUALCOMM MODERATED BY BRENAN GERMAN BRIGHT TALENT RESOURCESQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  2. 2. Agenda Overview Armed Forces Perspective and Veteran Labor Statistics Workforce Development Labs QCIP for Warrior Veterans Moderated Discussion Q&AQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  3. 3. Panelists Ed Hidalgo – Senior Director of Staffing at Qualcomm Commander George Byrd – US Navy Gerry Borja – Staffing Program Lead at QualcommModerator Brenan German – Managing Principal, Bright Talent Resources, Inc.Qualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  4. 4. “San Diego is home to the nations largest number of veterans returning from wartime duty” - 2/15/11Qualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  5. 5. Statistics & Trends 160,000 military veterans discharge each year Afghanistan War winds down by 2014, 85,000 additional veterans will be discharged  Over 50% will make their home in San Diego, Norfolk, DC Metro, New York. DoD spends an average of $87M a year in unemployment compensation for unemployed veterans/Wounded Warriors Unemployment rate for transitioning veterans decreased from 16-12% since 2009/10Qualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  6. 6. Navy Perspective Navy Efforts  Wounded Warrior Program Managers (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR)  Partnerships between USMC WW Regiment, Army Warrior Transition Command, AW2, Navy Safe Harbor  Shadowing/Internship Opportunities with Federal organizations  Community Outreach/Education of Local leadership  Enlisting help of the Private Sector  Education Programs for transitioning Veterans  Recruiting Panels  Networking EventsQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  7. 7. Workforce Development Labs Global Social Responsibility The Staffing connection to service Our community and customers Exposure to the world of work QCIP, Hire-A-Youth, QWOW!, Robotics ImpactQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  8. 8. Situation and Opportunities in Spring 2011 Veterans need assistance transitioning into the workplace as more return from active duty Qualcomm had no formal program(s) in place to support Veteran transition or hiring Recruiting and Transition Initiatives could be developed for Veterans with internal and external support Qualcomm resources were available to support Veterans who may have a disability (Wounded Warriors)  Workplace Accommodation Process  Employee Resource Groups  Mil-Vets Club  Support Our Servicemembers groupQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  9. 9. QCIP - WARRIORS Pilot – OPERATION Hire-A-Warrior (Spring 2011) Pilot rotation was led by Corporate IT and Engineering Services; typically where military technical skill sets are more directly transferable  Already employ a number of military veterans  Management familiar with similar outreach programs Present Day - 8-week Qualcomm “Corporate Integration Program” for 16* Military Veterans in related skill sets  Wounded or Injured (Physical or Emotional), “actively transitioning” OEF (Iraq) / OIF (Afghanistan)  Regimented yet Flexible Partnered responsibilities shared  Internal – Business Units, Staffing, ER, the Learning Center, Legal and Manpower  External – Wounded Warrior Programs at SPAWAR, Balboa Naval Medical Center and Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Pendleton, San Diego State University, local CorporationsQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  10. 10. QCIP - WARRIORS Exposure starts with Integration  “New Employee Experience”  Welcome and New Hire Orientation  Mil-Vet (Qualcomm Employee) Mentor Experience the whole Qualcomm Culture  Relevant and technical work  Tours of Qualcomm Business Units and Departments  Social / Networking Events - similar to QC Intern events/programs Empowerment and Confidence  Weekly HR “Office Hours” Open Session W/ Coaches  Commencement CeremonyQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  11. 11. QCIP – WARRIORS (Lessons Learned) Successful* but some challenges  FT job offers mid-program  Request for department change mid-program (not felt challenged)  Hesitant to ask for help  PTSD “Flashback”  Better communication and transparency within departments and peers  Willing to disclose but not want to feel like in a “petting zoo”  Want more hours; more challenges  Compete for FT position  More exposure to other companies and their cultureQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  12. 12. QCIP – WARRIORS (Successful Outcomes) C-level Executive visibility and involvement Over 79% found FT employment/education post program  Temporary  FT Permanent Recognized as first of its kind in Region Serves as model for other companiesQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  13. 13. Special Guest TBA next draftQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  14. 14. Moderated Discussion How? Why? What? Who?Qualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  15. 15. Q&A Feel free to ask anyone of the panelists a questionQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential
  16. 16. QCIP – WARRIORS For additional QUESTIONS, please email: QCIP-WarriorsInfo@qualcomm.comQualcomm Proprietary and Confidential

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