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Overview

"Invest In Vets" (IIV) is a comprehensive consulting program offered exclusively to WVCC Premier Level Members and Sustained Support Investors. This innovative initiative is tailored to enhance services for veterans, current service members, and their families, aligning their employment with corporate strategies and objectives. Through IIV, WVCC leverages its extensive network to provide sector-specific insights and open new opportunities, ensuring a holistic support system for businesses, veterans, service members, and their families.

RECRUIT

Objective: Attract veteran talent by highlighting the alignment of their skills with organizational needs.

  • Optimized Job Postings: IIV will guide you in optimizing your job postings to appeal specifically to veterans, ensuring that the language and structure highlight how military skills translate to civilian job roles.
  • University and Technical College Engagement: Develop outreach programs with local universities and technical colleges that have veteran services offices to tap into a pool of skilled veterans transitioning into civilian careers.
  • Targeted Recruitment Campaigns: Implement targeted recruitment campaigns that emphasize your company’s commitment to veteran employment and the unique opportunities available to veteran candidates.

DEVELOP

Objective: Foster professional growth and integration of veteran employees.

  • Tailored Training Programs: Develop specialized training modules that leverage veterans' unique skills and fill gaps specific to their roles within the company.
  • Skill Translation Workshops: Help veterans and their managers understand how military skills apply to civilian job roles.
  • Mentorship Opportunities: Pair veterans with seasoned mentors, focusing on both professional development and adjustment to the civilian workforce.
  • Leadership Tracks: Identify and nurture veterans with leadership potential, offering them pathways to management roles.

RETAIN

Objective: Ensure veteran talent remains engaged and committed to the organization.

  • Veteran Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Create ERGs to foster a supportive community for veterans.
    • Formation and Structure: Assist in forming ERGs within the organization, providing guidance on structure, leadership roles, and activities.
    • Ongoing Support: Offer continuous support and resources to sustain and grow the ERG, ensuring it meets the evolving needs of veteran employees.
    • Networking and Peer Support: Facilitate networking opportunities and peer support systems within the ERG to build camaraderie and a sense of belonging among veteran employees.
    • Professional Development: Organize professional development workshops and training sessions tailored to veteran employees' unique experiences and skill sets.
    • Recognition Programs: Develop and implement recognition programs to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of veteran employees within the ERG.
    • Feedback Mechanisms: Establish feedback mechanisms within the ERG to continuously improve the group's effectiveness and address any concerns or challenges faced by veteran employees.
    • Leadership Opportunities: Create pathways for veteran employees to take on leadership roles within the ERG, fostering their growth and development within the organization.

IIV FOR PREMIER MEMBERSHIPS

 

Bronze Level IIV Service ($2,500/year)

  • Annual Employer Symposium: Participate in an exclusive event designed to provide HR assessments, establish organizational benchmarks, and identify areas for maintenance, enhancement, or elimination.
    • Networking Opportunities: Engage with other business leaders and veteran employment experts to share best practices and develop new strategies for veteran recruitment, development, and retention.
    • Follow-up Consultation: Benefit from post-symposium consultation to help implement the strategies discussed, ensuring continuous improvement and success in your veteran employment initiatives.
  • Total Value: More than $3,250

 

Silver Level IIV Service ($5,000/year)

  • Preliminary Examination and Analysis: Assess HR practices to establish organizational benchmarks.
    • Targeted Conversations: Conduct engagements with C-Suite, HR, veteran employees, and newcomers.
    • Brief Survey: Organization-wide survey to identify emerging opportunities.
    • Networking Opportunities: Engage with business leaders and veteran employment experts to share best practices and strategies.
    • Follow-up Consultation: Post-symposium consultation to help implement strategies discussed.
  • Total Value: More than $10,000
  • Annual Employer Symposium: Silver members are welcome to participate in the Annual Employer Symposium.

 

Gold Level IIV Service ($10,000/year)

  • All Silver Level Services: Including conversations and surveys.
    • Custom ERG Program: Design and initial roll-out of a custom IIV ERG program, including mentoring opportunities.
    • Networking Opportunities: Engage with business leaders and veteran employment experts to share best practices and strategies.
    • Follow-up Consultation: Post-symposium consultation to help implement strategies discussed.
  • Total Value: More than $25,000
  • Annual Employer Symposium: Gold members are welcome to participate in the Annual Employer Symposium.

IIV SUSTAINED SUPPORT MODEL

This comprehensive package is designed to provide ongoing, all-encompassing support for organizations committed to integrating and nurturing veteran talent for those who are not necessarily members of the WVCC. These ala carte options include:

Ongoing Guidance

    • Annual Review and Strategy Update: Conduct annual reviews of veteran employment strategies and provide updates based on the latest best practices and industry trends.
    • Continuous Improvement Plans: Develop tailored plans to continuously enhance veteran integration and development within the organization.

Military Recruitment Collaboration

    • Targeted Recruitment Campaigns: Collaborate with military recruitment specialists to design and implement targeted recruitment campaigns.
    • Custom Talent Pipelines: Develop custom pipelines to ensure a steady flow of qualified veteran candidates for specific roles within the organization

Comprehensive Training and Support

    • Sparrow Consulting: Work with HR leaders to decode resumes and help translate military skills into civilian roles.
    • MTR Recruiting Access: Access to MTR recruiting services at a special partner rate to source top veteran talent.
    • Mission Wisconsin Recruiting Scaling Model: Scale recruitment efforts based on the level of engagement, with flexible pricing to meet your needs.

Enhanced ERG Support

    • Custom ERG Program Design: Design and roll out custom ERG programs for veteran employees, including mentorship opportunities and leadership development.
    • Ongoing ERG Activities: Support ongoing ERG activities and initiatives to foster a supportive community for veterans.

Additional Services

    • Custom Workshops and Training Sessions: Develop and deliver customized workshops and training sessions tailored to the organization’s needs.
    • Monthly Strategy Sessions: Regular sessions to refine and enhance veteran employment strategies.

Contact Information

For more information about the Invest In Vets program

Contact Zach Zabel, WVCC Vice President, at ZZabel@WiVeteransChamber.org