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    Why Hire Veterans?

    Date: November 8, 2018, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Opportunity Village/Kitty Rodman Bldg - Park & enter at N.E. corner
    6050 S. Buffalo Dr.
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89113
    $25 Member | $35 Non Member
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    Why Hire Veterans?

    Synopsis of this Presentation:    HR Professionals with little or no experience with employees who are veterans are sometimes concerned that issues such as “post-traumatic stress disorder” may outweigh the benefits that veterans add to the company culture.  This  presentation provides much needed tools for making  the business case for hiring veterans.

    Attendees will learn:

    -The value of a veteran,

    -Why hiring veterans makes sense,

    -How to help them acclimate to the company culture,

    -Any special needs some veterans might have


    About the Presenter:  Recognized as a company and community leader, Wendell Blaylock has advocated successfully for the development of organization programs, policies and practices that have resulted in significantly increased diversity and inclusion in the areas of on-boarding, mentoring and promotion within a major multinational banking and financial services holding company.


    Wendell is a United States Air Force veteran (Captain).   He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and his Masters of Science degree from the University of Texas-Arlington.


    He completed Executive Certification programs in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management sponsored by Georgetown University and the Society for Human Resource Management.  In addition, he is certified in Employee Relations Law from the Institute of Applied Management & Law and serves as an adjunct faculty member with the Georgetown College of Continuing and Professional Education.


    Due to his extensive Human Resources experience and proactive training for employees & managers; Wendell achieved a 100% success rate defending claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, Nevada Employment Security and Nevada Wage & Hour.


    Wendell was appointed in 2012 as an advisor to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and currently serves as the Chair of the Nevada Advisory Committee to the Commission. 


    Wendell’s community involvement and recognition are extensive.  He served on a number of boards including the Nevada Supreme Court Task Force for the Study of Racial & Economic Bias in the Criminal Justice System and the Air Force Association.  He is a Citizen of Distinction for Las Vegas, Who’s Who in Black Las Vegas and a Distinguished Man for the State of Nevada.


    Among the organizations for whom he has been a guest speaker for Diversity & Inclusion; Teach for America, the Human Rights Campaign and the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.



    This meeting has been submitted for SHRM and HRCI Recertification credit



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