Veterans’ Support Symposium
Since 2015, TLDG has partnered again with Nasdaq Marketsite to co-host an annual Veteran’s Day Symposium in New York City. In 2017, a roundtable discussion on veterans hiring was led by Hiring Our Heroes President, Eric Eversole, with robust discussion about the state of the veterans hiring environment and unique challenges facing veterans’ families. The Nasdaq Closing Bell was subsequently rung with 50 Chairmen, CEOs, and Presidents who raised their hands pledging to hire more veterans for their companies during the next year. View the video recap here.
“It is so important to honor our veterans, but it is also imperative to hire, support, and train veterans. stated Dan Rice, President of TLDG. “There are so many issues related to veterans' employment, and companies that have embraced veterans' hiring have found that they are better companies overall.”
In 2016, TLDG identified categories of support that companies can provide to veterans and their families, encouraging all companies to adopt or enhance their Veteran’s Initiatives and to share them using #vetsdayceochallenge. In partnership with the Association for Talent Development, TLDG also published a special supplement of TD Magazine,sharing best practices from organizations that are trailblazers in recruiting, developing, and supporting veterans and active duty military.
Stay tuned for information about the 2018 Veterans’ Support Symposium.