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Military connect, part one: creating opportunities for transitioning military and veterans | Talent Connect Anaheim

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In this session, you’ll hear four unique and personal perspectives on the subject of military transition. You’ll learn about different ways companies are supporting transitioning military, including Microsoft’s job skills training program and Lockheed Martin’s Military Connect community. You’ll get a TOPGUN commanding officer’s perspective on making a new career decision after 20 years as a Naval Officer. You’ll also walk away with best practices on starting a military talent program for your own organization, no matter the size of your company. This is part one of a two-part series. Check out the best of Talent Connect: http://bit.ly/1MBqz6m"

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Military connect, part one: creating opportunities for transitioning military and veterans | Talent Connect Anaheim

  1. 1. LinkedIn Military Connect, Part 1 Creating opportunities for transitioning military and veterans Introducing Greg Call, LinkedIn Veteran Program Manager
  2. 2. #TalentConnect
  3. 3. ​  CDR Edward “Stevie” Smith ​  Commanding Officer, Navy Fighter Weapons School, TOPGUN Targeting Talent in the U.S. Military
  4. 4. #TalentConnect
  5. 5. #TalentConnect •  One segment of a diverse network •  Military expert, civilian novice •  Intangible skill set, broad applicability So Why Me?
  6. 6. #TalentConnect My Journey •  Increased responsibility •  Leading diverse teams •  Accomplishing missions
  7. 7. #TalentConnect My Journey
  8. 8. #TalentConnect So what is a Veteran?  ….and why do you want them in your company? Educated - Maturity - Leadership - Diverse - 89% hold a BA/BS Average age 28 232,239 Officers 25.4% minorities
  9. 9. #TalentConnect Core Skills That Work for Business Self-starter Mission focused Dynamic problem solvers Adaptable and innovative Open to criticism Incredible work ethic
  10. 10. #TalentConnect How do you Target that Talent?
  11. 11. #TalentConnect There is no one best solution, it takes a great mix of them all.
  12. 12. #TalentConnect The U.S. Military represents the single largest talent pool outside of the college campus… A 1,429,036 educated and motivated workforce
  13. 13. ​  Sean Kelley ​  Program Director, Military Affairs ​  https://www.linkedin.com/in/pxkelley Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) A Case Study in Talent Building
  14. 14. #TalentConnect Microsoft Military Affairs Vision: A veteran competing and considered for every IT job. “We collectively recognize the importance of providing service members with the types of STEM education and training that will help them secure high-paying, career-ladder jobs in the IT sector.” MajGen Chris Cortez, USMC (Ret) Vice President, Military Affairs Microsoft Military.Microsoft.com
  15. 15. #TalentConnect Building Talent for the Industry The Story •  Business Leadership & Finance deeply involved •  Filling leader void in test discipline •  Military Talent “bets”: •  Rapid Learners •  Self-motivated •  Technical The Program •  Job Skills Focused •  Co-hort based •  Hard & Soft Skills •  Guaranteed interviews •  Community of Companies Military.Microsoft.com
  16. 16. #TalentConnect The Proof: MSSA By the Numbers Military.Microsoft.com
  17. 17. #TalentConnect When  it  comes  to  U.S.  military   résumés,  Silicon  Valley  is  illiterate.    It’s   a  shame…   The  American  business  world  doesn’t   know  what  to  do  with  them.”       John  Medved,  Start-­‐Up  NaGon   Understanding Military Talent: Are you Listening? Seeking? Connecting? Link for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm5ag8W7Odo “With kinship as the goal, other essential things fall into place; without it, no justice, no peace.” Fr. Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart Military.Microsoft.com
  18. 18. #TalentConnect •  Plug into the network. Start. •  Be curious and open-minded. Take time to connect, learn, find the “fit.” •  Start small. Pick one or two jobs and start building a pipeline. •  Join our partner network to hire MSSA graduates: mssaops@microsoft.com Your Mission, If You Choose to Accept it “Tempered radicals set themselves apart by successfully navigating a middle ground. They recognize modest and doable choices in between, such as choosing their battles, creating pockets of learning, and making way for small wins.” Debra E. Meyerson, Tempered Radicals Military.Microsoft.com
  19. 19. ​  Marvin Smith ​  Talent Community Strategist ​  Lockheed Martin Introducing: Military Connect
  20. 20. #TalentConnect ©2015  Lockheed  MarGn  CorporaGon
  21. 21. #TalentConnect WHY HOW WIIFM
  22. 22. #TalentConnect WHY WHY 24% of employees are veterans Military Relations Managers visit 200+ events annually Veterans key talent segment Taps into veterans ecosystems--employees, customers & alumni 34-38% of our external professional hires Give back to the 500,000-1,000,000+ people expected to transition in the next 5 years
  23. 23. #TalentConnect 1 Direct 2 Peer to Peer 3 Knowledge Base
  24. 24. #TalentConnect 27 50 1000 3000 4200 1500 3800 5200 MAY-14 JUN-14 JUL-14 AUG-14 SEP-14 OCT-14 NOV-14 DEC-14 JAN-15 FEB-15 MAR-15 APR-15 MAY-15COMMUNITYGROWTH May-14 Sep-14 Mar-15 May-15 Members 50 1000 3000 4200 Visitors 1500 3800 5200 MILITARY CONNECT COMMUNITY GROWTH Data compiled from BraveNewTalent, & Military Connect May 14-May 15
  25. 25. #TalentConnect 16% female, 84% male 31% 37% 32% Gen Y Gen X Baby Boomer 34% 34% 32% Pre- transition In Transition Post Transition Data compiled from Google Analytics, BraveNewTalent, & Military Connect May 14-May 15
  26. 26. #TalentConnect Comments Content Conversations 100,000 10,000 10 Data compiled from BraveNewTalent, & Military Connect May 14-May 15
  27. 27. #TalentConnect Net Promoter Score 65
  28. 28. #TalentConnect
  29. 29. #TalentConnect 1 Content 2 Affinity 3 Pilot Community
  30. 30. #TalentConnect 33
  31. 31. 34
  32. 32. #TalentConnect 35
  33. 33. ​  Philip Dana ​  Vice President, Chief of People Operations ​  The Honor Foundation Building a Military Talent Program
  34. 34. #TalentConnect The Must - Haves  Regardless of Size or Resources Executive Sponsorship Vision, Mission, Goals for the Program List of Current Veterans External Partnerships Employee Value Proposition (EVP) Program Leader Retention
  35. 35. #TalentConnect The Foundation
  36. 36. #TalentConnect External Partnerships
  37. 37. #TalentConnect Employee Value Proposition
  38. 38. #TalentConnect  Philip Dana | in/militarytalent | @Recrew2 Questions?
  39. 39. ©2015 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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