Veteran Hiring and Retention Best Practices for Businesses
Description: Veteran recruitment has and will remain a high priority for corporate America. However, the successful recruitment of military talent requires a nuanced understanding of how to evaluate a successful military career, identify transferable skills, and how the recruitment process impacts the veteran candidate. Matthew Brogdon, veteran and founder of Pathfinder Consulting, will present an overview on how to build a great veteran pipeline for your organization, including your strategic plan, branding, recruiting, and retaining your veterans. This session will benefit recruiters and anyone interested in learning more about how this rich talent pool can benefit their organization.
About our Speaker Matthew Brogdon founded Pathfinder Consulting in 2009 to serve an unmet need in the Talent Acquisition and Human Resources arena. Pathfinder Consulting specializes in talent strategy and human capital management solutions with branding, marketing, recruiting, and retention services for corporate, academic, non-profit, and government clients. His clients include Accenture, Bank of the West, the University of Southern California, and Stepstone Global LP, among others.
Matt served his country as an officer in the US Army after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1994. Commissioned as an Armor officer, his five years in the Army were spent in the cavalry. He joined Bradley-Morris (BMI) as an agency recruiter in 1999 in San Diego, creating the first enlisted recruiting program on the West Coast for BMI and was recognized as the top company recruiter in 2000. He managed the West Coast Region for BMI for 10 years.
Matt went on to work for Life Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Microsoft as a veteran, university, and diversity recruiting manager and engagement manager in the tech and biotech industries.
Matt is passionate about diversity recruiting and veteran employment and educational opportunities for all of those who have served, and he specializes in coaching companies on how to profile, brand, market, recruit, and retain military talent in the military recruiting space. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation as well as the San Diego USO Chapter. Matt was selected as a George W. Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Scholar in 2019.